Train Officer “Wide-angle” couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted the mongrel dog running along the railway track as if chasing after his train. It was still quite dark in the wee hours as he was the first train to hit the track.
WA : “Control, this is train #01. I just spotted a dog! over.”
Control : “Train #01, repeat your message again. We want to confirm what you said in your last message! over.”
WA : “Yes. Confirmed. It is a dog. I spell it for you … ‘gg oo dee’ ‘G O D’! over.”
Out of excitement and lapse of concentration, TO WA spelt it wrongly without even realizing it!
Control : “What are you talking, there is god everywhere. Unless you are saying it’s a dog and not god! Which is which? over.”
WA : “That is what I have been trying to tell you. I was spelling it backwards! It’s a 4 legged animal spotted on the track near to Changi depot towards Simei, over.”
Control : “Train #01, do you know how the dog got onto the track? over.”
WA : “You go ask the dog or god but please don’t ask me. How the hell I know? Langgar! over.”
Control : “Train #01, what did you say? over.”
WA : “Nothing. Roger out!”