A Letter of Complaint (1) About the Thoughtless Train Conductor
Dear Mr. Worthington,
One rather annoying aspect of the otherwise satisfactory commuter train service from Lancaster to downtown Manchester is the playing of the radio over the loud speaker system.
This was particularly objectionable this morning on train 610 where riders were subjected to the incessant blaring of rock for nearly the entire trip. Evidently whoever calls the stops is unaware that the background noise of his radio accompanies his announcements. Worse yet, he apparently forgets to press his off-switch, and a thousand passengers are forced to hear this clatter.
Noise pollution on city buses is usually confined to an individual carrying a loud radio. Old smoky railroad does it on a grand scale. I think it should stop.
thoughtless train conductor 粗心大意的列车员
the otherwise satisfactory commuter train service 本应该是令人满意的短途往返列车服务
Lancaster n. 兰开斯特(英城市)
Manchester n. 曼彻斯特(英城市)
loud speaker system 扬声器系统
objectionable a. 令人不愉快的, 讨厌的
be subjected to 遭遇到……
incessant blaring of rock 连续不断的大声的摇滚乐
whoever calls the stops is unaware that the background
noise of his radio accompanies his announcements 喊叫到站的列车员没有意识到他的收音机的背景噪声伴随着他的叫站
press his off-switch 压关闭键