GOOD to know that certain old Glasgow cinema habits die hard.
The Grosvenor Cinema in the West End has put up a message on Facebook: "Could the owner of this piece of clothing found in screen 2 last night please put their sheepish hand up?"
The picture beneath shows a black bra.
Good working order
STEVEN Elder writes in: "My wife left a note on the fridge. It said: 'This isn't working anymore. I'm at the end of my tether. I'm away to stay at my mother's.'
"I opened the fridge. The light came on and the beer was cold. Nothing wrong with the fridge. Nae idea what she's on about."
Going for gold
AT last – there's a minor Olympics backlash stirring on Twitter. People are sick of hearing Olympians say how much work they've put in and going on about the sacrifices they've had to make. What do they want, a bloody medal?
NEDS are shaping up as Scotland's number one export. Our man Down Under gets in touch to ask if we know that there's a Ned Way in the Melbourne suburb of East Cranbourne. What's more, just a Buckfast bottle's throw away there's another street called Wild Scotchman Way. We're sure there's a story there.
On the other hand, maybe they just have a penchant for colourful street names. We also noticed a Flash Dan Drive and a Thunderbolt Drive in the same vicinity.
Take it easy
NICKNAMES. Robert Gibson says: "In Glasgow Airport we had a colleague who was called Kit Kat. Every time he was asked to do a job he was always 'having a break'."
Bob Mackie, recalling Yarrow's yard in the 1960s and 1970s, says there was an apprentice known as Murnie. Ask him to do something he didn't care for and he'd reply "Am 'urnie daein that." Across in the drawing-office, there was a character known as Heid First: largely because his signature on drawings or documents was R Slater. We suspect this one is a Glasgow classic, but it bears repeating.
Jane McKay, meantime, suggests the team leader known as The Boomerang for always saying: "I'll get back to you", and the department head who was nicknamed The Pawnbroker for repeatedly instructing his colleagues: "Just leave it with me."
All hands to the pump
OUR item on Fire Brigade stories prompts Gerard McElroy to relate his personal favourite. There was a big call-out in Glasgow one day and every appliance from around the west of Scotland rushed to help put out the fire. One fireman arrived and jumped off his vehicle. The fireman at the top of the ladder shouted: "Where are you from, mate?"
"Guyana," the man replied.
"That was quick," said the second fireman. "They're not even here from Partick yet."
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