Oct 6 2010 Airdrie & Coatbridge
SHUGHIE’S fed up hearin’ about the problems wi’ the traffic lights at Airdrie Cross.
The confusing sequence of lights means drivers sometimes go through a red light as they turn into Bank Street.
It’s no’ the drivers’ faults, they’re just treatin’ it like it was any other junction.
But sometimes when the green man’s flashin’ for pedestrians to cross Bank Street, drivers are going right through.
Other times, drivers at the back toot their horns because they think someone has stopped when they shouldn’t.
It must be awfy confusin’ for folk who come into the town centre for the first time, as well as annoying everyone o’ us who knows the score.
Shughie gets complaints about it from all directions.
It’s time the council roads folk did something about it.
A WEE lassie was asked by one of the Bank Street Hacks last week what she thought of Ed Miliband as part of our You Said It vox column.
Who’s Ed Milliband? she said.
Which is fair enough because some folk cannae be bothered wi’ politics.
Shughie isnae one of they folk, by the way.
Nothing he likes more than a blether aboot the political landscape and current affairs.
But she later revealed that she was a politics student.
Eh? says Shughie.
That’s like a butcher no’ knowing what a pound of mince looks like.
What are they teaching them at they universities nowadays.
WHEN the boys were out askin’ their questions, they asked what folk thought of Coatbridge being awarded the best small city gong for the second year in a row.
They met a right charmer who said the only thing good about Airdrie and Coatbridge is the road out of it.
Is that right? pal, says Shughie.
Well maybe you should get on that road and gie us aw peace.
THE kind lassies at Harmony Hair Salon in Aitchison Street, Airdrie, have offered Shughie a free haircut.
The Man Wi The Bunnet was touched at the gesture and didnae take it as a reflection of the hairdresser’s judgment on the state of his napper.
Shughie thought he might get some highlights done tae take oot some of the grey or maybe a wee perm.
But he had tae decline as Shughie cuts his ain hair and couldnae be bothered wi’ aw the fuss.
SHUGHIE hears the polis in Dunoon were put on red alert when they found out the wummin’s over 60s group from St Margaret’s Hall in Airdrie were headin’ their way.
Fifty wifies frae Monklands were aff tae the Argyll toon for the weekend thanks tae a bumper lottery cheque.
I am sure they behaved themselves but if they didnae, well, what happens in Dunoon stays in Dunoon.
As for their men, there might be some truth in the rumour that hauf-and-a-hauf sales went through the roof in Airdrie toon centre last weekend as they headed for the bright lights.
Shughie disnae know who looked happier when the bus pulled away from Hallcraig Street last Friday morning – the wifies or their men who dropped them off.
As much as ye love your better half it’s nice tae get a wee break from each other every noo and then.
WELL done tae our fitba teams who are bang on form at the moment.
Rovers are building on last season’s progress and are now top of the league. Brilliant.
And the Diamonds, despite much doom and gloom in the summer, are on a good run.
Keep it up boys, says Shughie.