Dont post much, as i am more an observer.
I live 39 miles from the airport that got attacked the other day in glasgow.
1st thing i must tell you is about the enitial shock we ALL felt here when the news broke. almost everyone i know called me that day. all in shock.
2nd thing is the humour.
we scots dont tend to let things get to us. soon after the enitial (wow) at it all, we started joking etc, as we do, about difficult things.
one thing that is getting talked about most is the baggage handler who was right at the door when the car hit. he had taken a break for a cigarette.
when one of the men came out of the car, did the baggage handler flee in tears ? no. he stood and he fought. he beat the terrorist to the ground.
when he talking about it in the press. did he say "i thought i was going to die" or "i almost fainted"...no, he was calm, said he was doing what
most people from scotland would do, dealt with it, then he smiled and cracked some wierd joke to take the focus off him, didnt want to be thought of
as a hero.
talking to people i know who were either in the area, or knew people in the area. here is some of the thing i hear people were saying..
"can i still go on holiday"
" im away for a pint if my flights delayed"
what that is, is stubborn scottishness. we are all the same.
let me make one thing clear right now.
if a terrorist comes here, and tries something, and fails, he better be a fast runner. cos he would be chased and caught, and then he would hope the
police got to him quick !!
i am proud to be be scottish, cos we "just get on with things"
if in doubt, have a pint, that way you will be to drunk to remember why you were bothered in the 1st place.
here is scottishness in a nutshell, enjoy the read.
"I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen,
here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And
free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?"
"Two thousand against ten?" - the veteran shouted. "No! We will
run - and live!"
"Yes!" Wallace shouted back. "Fight and you may die. Run and you
will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now,
would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for
one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell
our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take