Rainbaws

[Picture of Rainbaws Stall at Shawlands Arcade]SHAWLANDS ARCADE IS NOW HOME TO MARKET STALLS. Imagine my surprise, however, upon visiting the first stall at the entrance. Click on the image to enlarge.

It is called “Rainbaws”.  Not “Rainbows”, but “RainBAWS”.

What is going on?  Did the market trader not have any letter “o” balloons? Was the letter “A” all that was available?

Perhaps it is an attempt to spell out “Rainbows” to sound more Glaswegian.  Who knows, maybe they were trying to be smutty and funny.

[Picture close up of Rainbaws stall]

Whatever is the case, it is not appropriate — are things getting worse  by this sort of thing or is it just me? What if the stall IS called “Rainbaws”?  Have the council simply licensed the stall regardless of the tastefulness of the shop’s name?

Groundhog Day

[Picture of yesterday on TV]I WAS CHANNEL-HOPPING ON MY NEW FREEVIEW SET-TOP BOX WHEN I CAME ACROSS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY.

According to the TV screen, Yesterday will return tomorrow at 06:00. [As ever, click on the image to enlarge]

It also states: “Yesterday where the past is always present”.

What can this be? Things must be getting worse when repeats have their own channel!

The whole Freeview thing is very confusing to me.  Every time I channel-hop I see an old “Top Gear” or “Friends”. I keep seeing things I just saw, or things I saw last night.

This must be what it is like to be deranged! The “Yesterday” thing annoyed me simply because it failed to tell me what it was.  The message shown for hours is of no use, and yes — I know that I could have looked at the website — but why should I?  If they want me to watch their bizarrely named TV station, then they ought to do a better job!

Emergency Procedure?

[Picture of an emergency telephone inside a lift]I WAS RECENTLY SENT THIS PHOTOGRAPH OF AN ELEVATOR EMERGENCY TELEPHONE.

The telephone is a panel screwed to the wall inside the lift itself, it states:

“EMERGENCY TELEPHONE

PRESS ALARM
BUTTON FOR
3 SECONDS
IF UNANSWERED
PRESS AGAIN”

I don’t know about you, but this is not very reassuring; you are in a loop of pressing an alarm and waiting, pressing an alarm and waiting…

Things are getting worse when an emergency telephone has the possibility of being “unanswered”!

Haggis Crisps

[Picture of Haggis and Cracked Black Pepper potato crisps]THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF CHANGES TO THE POTATO CRISP MARKET IN RECENT YEARS.

Instead of salt and vinegar, we now get sea salt with balsamic vinegar.

The impression I get is that this is a very competitive area, and every crisp maker is vying for your snack business using every means possible.

There are exotic flavours from around the world — as well as the infamous “Builder’s Breakfast” flavour!

The latest addition to the supermarket shelves took me by surprise: haggis and cracked black pepper!

I thought things were bad enough when I saw Haggis Pizzas, but things just got worse! Whatever next?

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