Thursday, September 27, 2007

Where's the Popcorn Lady?

Another American institution bites the dust. How will we LIVE without that cheerful, dependable, *accurate* voice on the other end of the phone telling us what time it is?

All my life I've been able to pick up the phone and dial 767-8900 (or p-o-p c-o-r-n) and hear:
"At the tone, Pacific Standard time will be... 8:17... and 50 seconds. *beep*"
Last night when I dialed Popcorn I heard, "dee, dee, dee! Beginning September 19, 2007, the Automatic Time Announcement Service will be discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience." (!!)

How can she do this to us?? Did she get a better job?!
How will I *ever* truly know what time it is again?

*rising musical strain*
"Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anyone really care?"

1 comment:

Rosy said...

OMG!! I didn't even know this!!! I agree....does anybody REALLY care!!! I do. I hate to give up traditions! How can "THEY" get away w/this?