Glasgow claims to be Scotland’s friendliest city but a closer examination reveals that usually means a one-sided conversation at a bus stop leading to a plea for 20p.
My mother comes from Glasgow and claims it’s a really friendly place. I don’t believe her. The last time we went to Glasgow, some person who was about forty yards away shouted — rather rudely, in my opinion — at us, “Oi!, whatssa time?”
I thought the person could at least have walked up to ask, or said “excuse me” or something, instead of shouting and saying “oi”. But my mother said that he was being very friendly because he said “thank you” after we had already told him the time…
She’s so disappointed that I’m from the east of Scotland and feel no connection to Glasgow. But she’s the one who sent me to Edinburgh to go to university, so wtf?