OUR tale of the politician trying to leave a meeting and choosing a cupboard door by mistake makes Jim Thomson in Bothwell recall the health board meeting in a grand wood-panelled board room.
Says Jim: "A psychologist, who had been invited to speak, when leaving tried to exit through a large cupboard door. When he re-entered the room a few seconds later he announced, 'Well, you've no skeletons in there.'"
He's a star
THE story of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar in Glasgow provokes Robin Gilmour in Milngavie to claim that when the show was previously in the city it followed on at the theatre after Sydney Devine. The handyman putting up the sign left up "Sydney Devine" and put beside it "Superstar" then below it "Jesus Christ".
Note of caution
WE asked for your grandparents' stories to coincide with charity Children 1st highlighting its national Kinship Care service in the run-up to Grandparents Day a week on Sunday. Mark Johnston tells us: "When I was a student, I phoned my gran on her birthday. On a whim, I put on a silly voice and said, 'Hello Mrsh Johnshton your grandshun has shent you a shinging telegram' and proceeded to sing Happy Birthday in the same voice.
"I'd assumed she knew it was me but later that day I got a call from her thanking me so much for her singing telegram. 'Mind you', she said, 'you should ask for your money back – he couldn't sing for toffee'."
A reader in Glasgow's west end bumped into friends in the pub back from five-a-side football, and asked how the team was doing.
"We've a very promising young player," he was told. "Every week he swears blind he'll turn up, but half the time he doesn't."
THE death of crooner Andy Williams reminds Scots entertainer Andy Cameron of appearing at a club where he was waiting in the wings dressed as a football hooligan with the 10 scarves of the then Premier League clubs tied around his neck and arms.
Recalls Andy: "As I waited, I heard the MC having a senior moment and saying, 'Ladies and gentleman, Andy Williams.' As the audience fell about, my opening line could only be, 'Moon River, wider than a mile' – possibly the only football hooligan ever to sing that number."
Far and away
OUR picture of the Specsavers poster describing Wick and Brora as islands, reminds Hugh Campbell: "I knew a company rep who used to claim his ferry fare to the Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway."
No prizes there
PUPILS answering back continued. A reader recalls a school visit in the 1970s to an inter-schools quiz which was hosted by the police at their Paisley headquarters.
When the quizmaster asked: "What are policemen called in France?" a youth in the audience shouted out: "Cochon!" which didn't really win him any prizes.
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