Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanks, But...I've Got To Wash My Hair!

Big news in Baselland! More specifically: big news for us regular riders of the No. 10 tram line.

TANGO IS HERE!!

What's Tango, you ask?

I'm not totally sure, but I think it's the model name of the new tram cars that are about to begin gliding along the tram tracks that we can see from our bedroom window.

Exciting stuff, huh?

But wait...there's more.

Baselland Transport (a.k.a. BLT) is pulling out all the stops and putting on a TANGO-Premier extravaganza the likes of which has never before been seen by the unsuspecting Swiss public! Yes, this Saturday - and THIS SATURDAY ONLY - between the hours of noon and 5 p.m., we have been invited to "discover the new Tram-Generation" with a FREE round-trip to the BLT depot in Oberwil where we'll receive a FREE bratwurst...a FREE beverage...a FREE film...AND a FREE dance show!

ZWWWWWWWooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOP! (That's supposed to be the sound of a record skipping!)

Ya had me...and then ya lost me!

Dance show? DANCE SHOW??? Umm...no! Ain't gonnna happen! Not me. Nope!

The dancing gene (for both enjoyment and execution) DEFINITELY did not get passed on from the parents to yours truly. There's NO WAY - despite the offer of a free bratwurst - that I'm going to sit through a dance show.

Hmmm...all you can eat bratwursts? Maybe.

Wait...what am I saying. NOPE!! NO WAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

However...

Just because I won't be there doesn't mean that every other person in Basel won't be packed into the tram cars like sardines. C'mon! Free bratwurst? Free ANYTHING?

FUGGEDABOUTIT!!! It'll be mayhem, I tell ya!

NOTE TO SELF: TAKE THE BUS THIS SATURDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF NOON AND 5 P.M.

Then again, I do expose myself to the possibility of running into the death cloud. But then, that's always a risk, and a risk I'm prepared to take in order to avoid the dance show mob.

I am, however, reasonably excited about the new tram cars. How will they be tricked out?

On-demand video entertainment?

iPod docks?

Wireless internet?

Death cloud neutralizer?

5 comments:

Leesa said...

Hey TBF,

I think you should go JUST so you can get some photographic evidence... Come on! I'm sure all your blog audience would LOVE for you to get all up close and personal with your fellow Swissies so you can get some good pics for yar blawg!!!

Go! Go! Go!!!

Mrs. TBF said...

Leesa,
NO NO NO!!!!

Expat Traveler said...

Lol... I love the hair excuse.

Michael said...

Those "free" things are always a madhouse. The Magnificent Mile Christmas Parade is on Saturday and I'm staying as far away from downtown as I can get!

Kirk said...

They'll probably have windows that can't open so no one catches a draft when the weather gets warm...