Try­ing to pay with Lochaber cur­rency

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

I MADE a very High­land mis­take the other week in a Glas­gow petrol sta­tion.

I was re­turn­ing to the city on the Sun­day morn­ing af­ter a lovely evening back home at the ceilidh in mem­ory of Char­lie MacColl.

Hav­ing filled my car up with fuel, I stood in the queue wait­ing to pay. The at­ten­dant in­formed me that my petrol bill was £40.

I was pretty cer­tain that all I had were two £20 notes, so I put my hand in my wal­let with­out check­ing, felt the rus­tle of pa­per be­tween my fin­gers, lifted them out and ex­tended them over the counter.

The gen­tle­man stared at me. Turns out, I had handed him my raf­fle tick­ets from the ceilidh the night be­fore.

And, be­lieve it or not, you can’t pay for petrol with blue 71-75.

Any­one putting on a ceilidh in Glas­gow in the com­ing weeks must re­main vig­i­lant. This man might ap­pear with my raf­fle tick­ets and try to win a prize.

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