Monday, 16 June 2014
The large metal post, a man, a one legged blackbird and two supermarkets.
This morning while at Tough Harry’s Supermarket where we were purchasing stuff such as milk and fruit and veg (yuck) we arrived in the car-park to see an elderly chap in a shiny car pondering along with a couple of members of the staff a large yellow and black stripy post which he had attacked with his car. It was one of a long line of yellow and black stripped posts that can be seen from a long way off, the particular post (a big metal post) in question was sort of tucked out the way making it hard to hit without going entirely the wrong way.
Interestingly it reminded me of shopping in both the Tesco at Inverness and M&S in
. Now folk in Perth are well friendly, but for
reasons I don’t know things have changed in supermarkets from the last time I
was in a Scottish supermarket . . . . WOW it’s scary, a true dog eat dog affair
like some sort of terrible computer game where only the death of innocent
customers stupid enough to get in the way of your trolley will do. No one smiles and although the staff are a
chirpy bunch if you ask them stuff like where is the milk, AND can I get deep fried mars bars in the ready meals,
the customers are demonic zombie killer beasts who hate everyone. Scotland
Yet once they enter the street they cheer up and wave at strangers and tell you there were loads of dolphins in the bay last week . . . . . . . honest, and then tell you how to make spicy banana soup (AAAAAAaaaaaaauuuggghhhhh no YUCK YUCK YUCK).
One draw back in being of Scottish blood but having an English accent is that when you see a passing Scottish pirate ship and you wave and shout hello sailor at them they ignore you. Offering them deep fried dolphin on a stick does not help much either, even our tame one legged Blackbird did not impress them much, but he did tend to fall over quite a lot.