john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,
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john_j_enright

Novel method of book advertising

I take a commuter train to work everyday, on what used to be called the Rock Island Line. But some years back, the local commuter railroads got taken over by a local government transportation board called Metra. Anyway, from where I live, it's about a 25 minute ride downtown.

Today, on my way home, we had an unusual announcement over the train intercom. Some woman passenger got on the intercom and started recommending some book. You know how train intercoms are. There's a lot of background noise, especially if the train is clickety-clacking on the tracks. And this woman talked fast and did not enunciate too well. So I can't tell you what book she was selling. But I heard her mention bookstores like Borders and Barnes and Noble.

Why didn't I think of getting some free advertising this way for my own book?

Probably because I'm too law-abiding.

I'm not sure if they arrested her or not. I heard the conductor asking for instructions on whether they should let her just get away with this.

Rhyme of the day:

Intercom spam
makes it hard to relax
to the clickety clacks.
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