Work Ethic 2009
The SNP is always preaching to us about how a dynamic,technologically advanced, proactive (a favourite SNP word), commercially aggressive Scotland would be the envy of Europe and the known world if only it could escape from the stifling embrace of the United Kingdom. The known world would not have been too impressed with Duns, this very second of January, 2009. Dead would be too lively a description. Bank Holiday Day Two. Nothing open apart from two enterprising-non Scot run, corner shops and newsagents. Even the crumbly servicing coffee shops were shuttered and the only action in the Market Square by 1030 was a couple of proactive Pigeons crapping under the Christmas Tree. Meanwhile in Ber wick, south of the Border the rest of the UK went about its business. And I doubt if Saturday will be much better.
'Hows your Hangover, Wullie?'
'Bollocks, thanks for asking Mrs Broon'
'Shutters down til' Monday then?'
'Aye. But we don't normally open on Monday, do we?'
'True. Lets not upset the habit of a life time then.'
Now that's how to deal with a recession. Like a hangover, if you lie down long enough
It will go away
Labels: . Duns, Hogmanay, Scottish Bank Holidays