A world without Scotland

by / Monday, 18 August 2014

I woke up this morning and it looked like it might rain, so I decided to take my rain mac. I love tea so I thought that it would also be a good idea to put some into my Thermos flask to keep warm.  I am quite healthy and decided to take my pedal bike, but I had to pump up my tyres first.  The road was smooth, because the asphalt was newly laid.  I stopped at the cash machine and put in my pin number because I had to buy a postage stamp to send a letter to my friend, who is a maths teacher.  He specializes in logarithms, economics and decimals.  I never liked maths at school, I preferred geology. 

I got to work and was told that my boss was sick and needed to stay at home and take penicillin.  She also needed a small operation and was given an anaesthetic by way of syringe to help with the pain.  I hope she gets better.

I used to work in an oil refinery, but I much prefer this job.  I use the telephone a lot and email people all day too.  When I got home I didn’t eat much.  I just opened the refrigerator and made some tea and toast in the toaster.  I then relaxed and watched some television had a whisky, went to the toilet and then went off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

As a passionate Scotsman I am extremely proud of what we have given the world.  Most people don’t think about it, but without Scotland, the world would be a very different place.   Look at this little anecdote and remember that without this little country, none of this would be possible.  It may not be the best story in the world, but it make for interesting reading.  What do you think?  Small country, big ideas!!!!!!

This is only a few of our inventions, for a full list see: