Copyright 23/5/12 by Raymond Daley
The steward looked bored. He'd made this stupid trip thousands of times, of course he was bored.
Time for the litany. Rephrase the lore and pass the mic.
The P.A. crackled, with a whine of feedback as he moved the mic too close to the speaker for at least the millionth time, promising yet again to never make that mistake. He tapped the mic to make sure, the familiar "thud-thud" confirming it was indeed live.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, please ensure your seat-belts are securely fastened like so."
He demonstrated the motion with the dummy seat-belt used as a visual aid for those passengers too stupid to follow the verbal instructions.
"Our journey will take slightly less than five minutes so please remain in your seat with your belt secured."