THE new students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – the old RSAMD – in Glasgow can make staff feel a little bit old as they show off their computer skills and abilities in the digital age.
However one librarian in the Conservatoire's Whittaker Library did feel a tiny bit superior when a newbie student returned to complain that the vinyl LP he'd borrowed only contained half the music he wanted to hear.
"Flip the record over," he was advised, "it has a B side."
No smoke without ire
AND a student who has just moved into halls of residence in Glasgow was walking along Maryhill Road when a rough-looking chap asked him if he could spare a fag.
"I don't smoke," replied the student.
"So you're not fae Maryhill then?" the chap opined.
Getting the drift?
OUR story of the woman who wrote that her son played the banjo as she couldn't spell ukulele reminds Bill Wright in Glasgow, who runs a transport company, of one of his drivers filling in an accident report form after a collision with a trailer transporting a large yacht.
Says Bill: "He had various attempts at spelling yacht, before eventually giving up and drawing a picture of a boat complete with sail."
Given some direction
THEY are great these mobile phones that now come equipped with sat nav. A reader on the 44 bus into Glasgow city centre watched a young chap follow a route map on his mobile before announcing to no-one in particular: "I wouldn't have gone this way."
The wee wifey sitting beside him commented: "It's a bus, son. You don't have a say in the matter."
WE mentioned the charity Children 1st collecting grandparent stories, and Donald Grant in Paisley tells us about visiting his son and family down south. "On the morning we were leaving for home," says Donald, "our four-year-old grandson said he wanted to give us a party.
"We were touched by the gesture. He set plastic cups and plates on the table and said. 'this is a thank you for leaving us party'."
A READER in a city centre sandwich shop was behind a young girl who had a stack of about a dozen sandwiches which she was buying – presumably sent out on behalf of her colleagues at work.
As the large pile of cardboard boxes cascaded on to the counter, the bored assistant automatically asked: "Sitting in or taking away?"
"How fat do you think I am?" the young girl immediately replied.
At the double
THE latest Scotland squad was being debated amongst football fans yesterday. As one declared: "I don't know– you wait years for a Fletcher, and two come back at once."
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