That impersonally booming voice on the P.A. system at Toronto International Airport sounded almost human the other day when it announced in its usual stern tones, “Will Mr. John Jones go to the arrivals level immediately ... " then suddenly adopted gentler tones in which to break the news, " ... to meet your mother-inlaw ."
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