Going nuts
NEW technology, continued. A Hyndland reader tells us she shouted through to her husband in the kitchen to put the nuts she had bought in a ramekin, and bring them through.
He was taking his time so she walked into the kitchen where he was standing in the middle of the floor peering at his mobile phone where he had Googled “ramekin”.

Safety first
AND a Bearsden reader muses: “I went round to visit my father who has retired and he showed me his new mobile phone which he has in a protective case which looks strong enough to survive being run over.
“But all I could think about was us growing up as children when dad was driving the family car and he didn’t even bother to tell us to put on seat-belts.”

Not to be fobbed off
ALEIDA Guevara March, daughter of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, will speak at a rally in Glasgow in November as well as attend a screening of a film about her father at the STUC Centre.
Perhaps it’s time to revive interest in Che.
A Fife reader once told us that she sold her car to a local garage, then realised that the key fob, with the world-famous picture of Che, had been a present from her son after a visit to Cuba, so she called in to get it back for sentimental reasons.
“Is that yer laddie’s photo on the back?” the garage mechanic asked.

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A healthy disdain
A GLASGOW reader was in his local pub where a fellow customer was telling his pals that he had gone for a check-up with a new doctor that he had registered with after moving.
The chap told his mates: “The doc said I should cut back on sugar in my diet, drink less alcohol and coffee, and reduce the stress in my life.
So I said to him, ‘Fair enough. But realistically what should I do?’”

Takes the biscuit
THE HUNTER Foundation, the charity founded by businessman Tom Hunter, has published an ebook containing entries it received from school pupils who could win a table at a business dinner with President Barack Obama. The dinner in May raised over £670,000 for Scottish charities.
The pupils had to say what they would do if they could rule Scotland, and many proposed improvements to the NHS, increasing the minimum wage, and overcoming poverty.
However we did have a sneaking admiration for the girl from Dunbar Grammar School who began: “Firstly, I’d make Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers free for everyone, they are just so good.”

Pinch me
A GLASGOW primary teacher tells us she received a call from a mother complaining that fellow pupils of her daughter were stealing her daughter’s pens. “Were they expensive?” the teacher asked. “Well no, her father brought them home from his work, but it’s the principle that people shouldn’t just take things,” said the mother.


Bit of a mix up
AN EXHIBITION at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art yesterday was on de-cluttering with one exhibit being “Food from the Back of the Cupboard”.
As Deedee Cuddihy observed after looking at the food: “Who hasn’t got an old packet of Great Scot Vegetable Broth Mix with a use-by date of 2005 lurking amongst the elderly jars of chutney, forgotten tins of soup and ancient jars of spice?”