PETER McMahon in Kirkintilloch is reminded by our tales of tenants of the postie delivering a letter to a west end student flat.
"Having climbed to the tenement's top floor in search of the name on the envelope, he was confronted by the final door bearing a sheet of paper with a long list of names on it which had been scored out and added to over time as the transient student occupants had come and gone.
"Not finding the name he was searching for, and reluctant to try elsewhere, he merely took the pencil which was hanging on a string, added the name from the envelope, and popped said envelope through the letterbox," says Peter.
a reader wondered if the Queen turned to Prince Charles on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, looked out at the crowds, and said: "I told you, you shouldn't have mentioned we were having a party on Facebook."
DAVID Young in Cambuslang comments: "While reading The Herald's Sport section, I noted the winners of the first races at Carlisle, Redcar and Towcester – Lady Ibrox at 18-1, Lucky Lodge at 9-4 and True Blue at 13-8.
"Surely the Rangers administrators Duff & Phelps or buyer Charles Green helped their financial woes with a wee accumulator on those three horses."
APPEARING at the Edinburgh Fringe this year is the MAdD Theatre Company with its musical comedy Retail Therapy which it previewed in Somerset. Actor Tim Cook has to deliver the line: "As long as I get recognition for my hard work, Mr P can call me Anton, Angus, Argos, or even Ashley," but on the night that his grandparents came to see the show it came out as "Anton, Angus, Argos, or even Arse-"
The audience roared with laughter thinking this was part of the joke while Tim struggled to save the situation by finally adding "...ley!"
Call for equality
EVEN in these days of equality, some things don't change. Allan McMillan in Maybole tells us he was in an Ayr supermarket when a wee girl looked at the cleaning products and angrily told her mum: "Why do they always call these things Mr Muscle? It's us women that do all the cleaning."
WE assume the chap in the Glasgow pub at the weekend was joking when he was asked how his baby was getting on, and he mused: "The wife always thinks it's cute when the baby throws up on me.
"But when it's the other way around, she gets all huffy and accuses me of being drunk."
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