A novel program in Vilnius, Lithuania aims to make productive use of this period of mental lapse by injecting some forced education into the commute.
Passengers, whether they like it or not, are subjected to a two-minute language lesson during which phrases are repeated over the trolleybus intercom in Lithuanian, Polish, and English. The phrases are also written on signs posted within the trolleybus so that passengers can learn some of the grammar as well.
What a great idea! If things go well in Vilnius, the program is expected to move on to other Baltic cities where other captive students will have to endure this repetitive rattle until they too learn how to say “shut the F up!” in three different languages.