SCOTLAND has been overwhelmed by boring, self-obsessed people with something to prove.Stop it
With the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Festival now under way, the small country is full of horrible show-offs, displaying their talents without being asked.
Edinburgh resident Bill McKay said: I was in Glasgow for a meeting and I was trying to cross the road when all these men ran past me in shorts and vests, all looking terribly serious while at the same time rather pleased with themselves. And people were cheering them. I have no idea why.
Anyway, I get on the train and arrive back in Edinburgh to be confronted by this young woman doing a truly awful American accent. Turns out shes promoting a play that shes in, but shes doing it in character.
In front of me. In the street.
McKay added: I watched her for a few moments and realised that, like the marathon runners, she was taking herself very seriously. I also got the impression that she thought she was good at what she was doing.
Let me be clear – she was not.
Margaret Gerving, who has lived in Edinburgh for 40 years, said: I love the festival, but thats because Im a psychiatrist.
The city is full of people who quite clearly got either far too much or far too little attention from their parents.
Im like a kid in a sweet shop.