Trying to pay with Lochaber currency
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.