Snow joke!

The Oban Times - - Letters -

GLAS­GOW looked like a Christ­mas card for much of last week­end due to all the snow. As I walked through the town cen­tre on Satur­day af­ter­noon, I was struck by the no­table lack of chil­dren out en­joy­ing the snow and won­dered why there was not a sin­gle kid hurl­ing a snow­ball or build­ing a snow­man. I lamented to my­self that kids nowa­days are too in­volved in their iPhones and iPads to know the most sat­is­fy­ing feel­ing of pelt­ing your mate with a snow­ball.

Just then an ab­so­lute cracker of a snow­ball smacked me square on the nog­gin. I turned round to find a small boy star­ing at me. I waited for an apol­ogy, but the petu­lant lit­tle pest laughed at me and pointed a mock­ing fin­ger. Sup­press­ing my anger and em­bar­rass­ment, I grit­ted my teeth, smiled, and went on my way.

I de­cided in that mo­ment that my pre­vi­ous views on the snow were wrong. I am now re­flect­ing that we should cel­e­brate the pass­ing of the snow­ball into the an­nals of his­tory, and wish­ing that some­one had bought the wee guy an iPhone!

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