Jun 23 2010 Airdrie & Coatbridge
SHUGHIE likes tae get value for money – he’s no’ daft.
So he was fair impressed by a wee exchange he heard at a till in a Monklands supermarket.
He’s no naming the store because he disnae want to get anyone intae trouble.
He was standin’ in a queue at the check-out, the story goes, when a wee wummin’ in front of him handed over a bag wi’ three plums in it, among her other messages.
The fruit was duly weighed by the checkout assistant, a fairly wee wummin’ herself, who says, Dae ye know that’s £2.80 for them?
Whit, £2.80 for three plums? the customer replied.
Aye, the check-out assistant says, in a way that implied pure disgust at the price her employers were charging for a wee bit of fruit.
Anyway, Shughie weighs in wi’ a comment.
That’s awfy dear for plums, he says.
Aye, the customer replies – telling the assistant she no longer wanted them.
Shughie suggested that Class A drugs might even be trading at a similar price.
The two wummin’ didnae want to speculate on the goin’ rate for narcotics, but we all agreed that 90p a plum was bang out of order.
SHUGHIE’S gettin’ noticed all over the place.
Following a wee observation aboot a young lassie breastfeeding in the Faraday Retail Park the other week, one of our leading politicians has praised the Man Wi’ the Bunnet.
Elaine Smith MSP was delighted that Shughie said “the country’s a better place for breastfeeding in public,” especially as this is national Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
Shughie’s only too glad to help, Elaine.
YE’VE got tae laugh at the banter aboot the World Cup.
Too much is made about wantin’ or no’ wantin’ England to dae well.
As it happens Shughie’s no’ that bothered either way.
If England win, good on them. An’ it’s nice tae see top players like Frank Lampard and Stevie Gerrard doing well.
But when they struggle, Shughie has to admit it’s a good laugh hearin’ the English media goin’ aff their heids.
STILL on the World Cup.
The West End Bar in Airdrie have been nailing their colours tae the mast during the tournament by flying the flag of England’s opponents before each game.
Shughie noticed the Algeria standard on Friday and thought, Aye, fair enough, but I’ll bet they’ll no’ be able to get their hands on a Slovenia flag.
How wrong could the Man Wi the Bunnet be.
On his way into the office on Monday, driving along in the Shughie mobile, he had a quick gander.
And there it was – the Slovenia flag, flappin’ aboot.
Fair play, boys, says Shughie.
A MAN’S best friend is his dog is a well-known sayin’
And is it no’ remarkable how some folk end up looking like their pets.
Anyway, some people get awfy close tae their dugs and I bet ye none more so that a wee man spotted in South Bank Street on Monday.
The auld fella had been doon at Farmfoods for his messages and was headin’ hame.
He was carrying a polly bag full of stuff – and so was the dug. Nae kiddin’ says Shughie.
The dug had the bag held between his teeth, daein’ his bit for his master.
Deserved a wee pat and treat for that, says Shughie.
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