Cheap at the price

29th October 2004 at 01:00
A classic from one of Glasgow's more salubrious schools. Young Sean, had "lost" or vandalised yet another jotter and was told he would have to buy one for 30p.

"That's pure shady!" came the reply. "Ah didnae come tae school tae dae ma shoppin, ah came tae learn stuff! Ah'm no buyin' one!"

The discussion continued in the corridor. "So, why do you want to learn things?"

"So ah can dae exams, an get a job."

"And how do you learn things?"

"Ah write it doon an take it hame tae learn."

"But if you don't have a jotter?"

"Aye right", said Sean fumbling in his pocket. "Gonnae hurry up an gie me a jotter so I can dae some work? Here . . .30p!"

Isn't that where we came in?

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