FURTHER to readers realising they are getting old, one Bridge of Weir dad visiting his daughter ended up in a York pub when a pop music quiz started.
After listening bemused, he confessed to her that modern music was so different – he didn't recognise any of the brief excerpts.
"Dad," exclaimed his nearest and dearest, "they are playing them backwards."
The black stuff
WORKPLACE foodstuffs continued. Matt Vallance recalls as a young man working in a Yorkshire tyre depot he was warned that under no circumstances was he to use the stainless steel bucket kept in a cupboard.
Says Matt: "I wondered why, until a Guinness tanker came in to have tyres fitted. Out came the bucket, round to the big hose connection at the back, when we finished that lunchtime it was Guinness all round."
A GLASGOW chap in the pub at the weekend was claiming his wife was incredibly jealous as she found a long blonde hair on his jacket and accused him of having an affair.
"That's nothing," said his mate. "My wife found no hair on my jacket – and accused me of cheating on her with a bald woman."
A READER out and about in the west end watched as a lothario at the bar offered to buy some middle-aged woman on a night out some champagne.
"Oh I had a bad experience with champagne once," replied one of the ladies.
"We had it at my wedding."
ANOTHER example of how technology is changing our children. An Eaglesham reader tells us about a grandfather returning from Australia to visit his family in the village, and asking one of the assembled youngsters under 10: "Do you know where I come from?"
The modern child instantly replied: "Skype."
A READER in a city centre coffee shop heard a young woman in the queue say to her pal: "I don't know whether I should have a cake as well."
But her pal merely replied: "You're married. You can eat whatever you want now."
AS Rangers continue to get a kicking from the Scottish football authorities, not everyone is being sympathetic.
When a young lad in the city was asked by a family friend what team did he support, he answered "Rangers".
"But who is your 'big team?'" the chap insisted.
SEVENTIES fashions continued. We mentioned the Deep Purple fans rioting in Glasgow which Jim Evans described as "2000 duffel coat-clad hippies". But Paul O'Sullivan corrects us: "Without seeming to be an anorak, standard 1970s dress was not a duffel coat but an ex-army greatcoat." He's right! Anyone else have tales of feeling gallus in army surplus clobber?
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