Sunday, December 02, 2012

Scotland's Real National Pastimes

One of the very few readable sentences that Jorge Luis Borges ever wrote concerned how the making of silent or abusive telephone calls in the middle of night should be considered the Argentinian national pastime. 

In a similar vein, we in Scotland really should be asking ourselves whether the abandon with which some of us attack fire crews, with a rapidly growing sideline in violence towards ambulance paramedics, is really a national attitude in which we can take any pride.

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