Explaining the Scotttish attitude to cold:
People in southern England turn on the central heating
People in Edinburgh plant out bedding plants
Southerners shiver uncontrollably
Glaswegians sunbathe on the beach at Largs
Cars in the south of England refuse to start
People in Falkirk drive with their windows down
Southerners wear overcoats, gloves and woolly hats
Aberdonian men throw on a T-shirt & girls start wearing
Southerners begin to evacuate to the continent
People from Dundee swim in the North Sea at Broughty Ferry
Life in the south grinds to a halt
Inverness folk have the last BBQ before it gets cold
Minus 10F degrees
Life in the south ceases to exist
People in Dunfermline throw on a light jacket
Minus 80F degrees
Polar bears wonder if it's worth carrying on
Boy Scouts in Oban start wearing their long trousers
Minus 100F degrees
Santa Claus abandons North Pole
People in Stirling put on their 'long johns'
Minus 173F degrees
Glaswegians get upset because all the pubs are shut
Minus 297F degrees
Microbial life starts to disappear
The cows in Dumfriesshire complain about farmers with cold
Minus 460F degrees
All atomic motion stops
Shetlanders stamp their feet and blow on their hands
Minus 500F degrees
Hell freezes over
Scotland wins the World Cup
Hahahahaha. Much of that is too true!
Everytime I've been to Scotland in winter, I find all their houses and buildings/churches warmer than in the south though. It could be just me
I like a warm house. Doesn't everyone?
Stepping out? More a case of running to the conveniently parked car with multiple layers on to cope with the icy blasts.
Well done Victor, and so very true. We are a hardy lot to put up with this cold and wet weather.
Your post reminds me of Saturday night, it was our 21st wedding anniversary and just by coincidence Runrig were playing a gig in Inverness so we had cause to celebrate...Rather than pay £2 for the cloakroom I walked from the carpark to the venue in just my tee shirt on a very cold wet windy night. When we got to the queue to get in I heard all the comments that I must be mad to come out in just a tee shirt.......But....I saved £2, thats the important thing.....and....that £2 will go towards paying a £450 oil bill to heat the house for the next 2 months.
I understand all but the last bit. Why would anyone want a cup that the rest of the world has already had? Surely it would be empty by now, or, what little dregs there are in it, would consist mainly of the spittle of the rest of the world anyway!