Roberto Burns Night

[Picture of shelves stacked with Haggis Pizza]BURNS NIGHT USUALLY MEANS HAGGIS, BUT NOT ON A PIZZA!

I was amazed to see Haggis Pizza for Burns Night in my local Sainsbury’s.

What’s next? Haggis kebabs?  Haggis Korma?  Haggis stir fry?

Maybe they will pipe in the pizza in years to come. Things are getting worse when we start toasting the pizza pie at a Burns’s Supper!  Ode to a Pizza anyone?

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Vintage Computers

[Picture of sign for vintange computer desk]IN A LOCAL FURNITURE SHOP I SPOTTED AN UNUSUAL ITEM.

As you can see form the sign, it’s a vintage computer desk.  I am not sure if this is a desk for a vintage computer, a vintage desk for a computer — or even a vintage computer-desk!

What a thought — a vintage computer/ computer desk!  Things are certainly getting worse when things computery are termed “vintage”, it’ll not be long before they are “antique”. Four hundred and eighty-nine pounds is not cheap for a desk, vintage or not.

I suppose that I just do not understand why someone would want old-fashioned, antique or vintage anywhere near computers.  With today’s fancy Macs, netbooks and laptops, there is no longer any need for a “computer” workstation.  What’s next? A Teak-effect external hard drive? Queen Anne Legs on a laptop docking station?

What’s On Where?

[Snapshot of Langside Halls Notice Board]I TOOK A SNAPSHOT OF THE LANGSIDE HALLS NOTICE BOARD BECAUSE IT CONFUSED ME.

I thought I would share it with you all because it serves as an illustration of how easily things can make matters worse when the intention is supposed to be all about making things better, clearer and simpler.

Christine Crawford, Tai Kwon Do and Irish Danciny are all on.  The most confusing is Irish Danciny, going by the diagram provided on the left side.

It would possibly be easier for newcomers to have some kind of overview plan or diagram, as you would get almost anywhere else. It might also help if there was some explanation of what Tai Kwon Do was — level of expertise, ages, teacher’s name and so forth.  What exactly is “Christine Crawford”? Is it a dance class, weight-loss group, flower-arranging or smoking cessation group? I do not think we’ll ever get to the bottom of “Irish Danciny”.

This is almost anti-information! Happy New Year!

Stolen Gran’s Wheelchair Frame!

[picture of notice about granny wheelchair theft]I COULD BARELY BELIEVE THE NOTICES PUT UP AROUND SHAWLANDS OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PERIOD.

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It reads as follows:

“Between 10pm 10/12 and 9am 11/12 somebody stole my 80year old grans scooter, its a Sterling Little
Star Mobility Scooter. it was chained to the stair railings inside the close of xxx kilmarnock road
shawlands.
only the frame was taken, we still have the seat,basket,battery and the key so its pretty useless to
anybody.
if somebody has seen it or knows where it is pelase let me know as its the only way my gran has of
getting around,

it has been reported to the police

if you can help please contact me Darren 07833215xxx or contact the police on 01415324900

Or go into poundstretchers and ask for Danny”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Granny.  Things are getting worse when someone would steal such a thing; it’s obvious what it is and does — and who would need it.

Nobody would steal this — surely not!  What for? scrap?  It just seems to unlikely to me that someone would stoop so low.

Maybe it was a daft kids’ prank.

Kilmarnock Road is the main road, full of pubs, shops, bus stops, restaurants, clubs, all interspersed with doorways to the “Common Close” stairs and corridors for the flats/ apartments above. So if it was a daft kid’s prank, surely someone would have seen something and reported it.

Maybe things are getting worse when no-one has any information, or when people don’t have the values to go up to kids and ask what’s what. Shame on us all.

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