This really was quite humorous because though I’ve never been one to pick a fight or even be involved in a fight, my time in Glasgow is somewhat known for being riddled with fights! No real violence was involved though so perhaps a better term would be altercation… It just seemed like everywhere we went one sort of altercation or another broke out!!
Quick example: first day I was there, we went out to the Horseshoe bar, which is most famous for having the longest continuous bar in Europe! Another quick funny here, while Anna is a local Glaswegian, she knows nothing really of Glasgow!! She kept trying to tell me all this interesting facts about Glasgow, but would only tell them half-way! “This ceiling (Central Station ceiling) is the largest glass ceiling!!” She would say… Ummmm…. ok…. The largest glass ceiling… where?? In Glasgow? Scotland? Europe?? Turns out (after a Google search) that it is the largest glass ceiling in the World!! Impressive after all! And she tried to tell me about the “longest continuous bar” but again didn’t know the rest of the statistic (longest continuous bar in Europe) and at first she named the wrong bar!! It took another of her friends to straighten her out, lol!!
I digress… Anyway, we were in the Horseshoe bar enjoying some beers when all of a sudden the very drunk woman at the table next to us turned and said… Well, I will just write out the conversation for simplicity sake:
Drunk lady: “How are you doing in the future?”
Us: “Uh, we don’t know, we haven’t been there yet”
Drunk lady: “Ugh! Nevermind. F off!!”
Us: “Wow, F off?? That wasn’t very nice!”
Drunk lady: “I wasn’t trying to be nice!”
LOL!! Seriously!! I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or well, actually I did just laugh! Though it was really annoying as we were just there minding out business then suddenly had to deal with her lunacy! And the friend that was with her was even worse! She wasn’t near as drunk and kept laughing every time her drunk friend said something to us, then would turn to us and say “sorry girls, she’s just drunk, she doesn’t know what she’s saying” only to go back to laughing with her drunk friend! Strange!! Needless to say we left shortly after.
The store fight was again just a confrontation more than anything. We went in to buy something and when it came time to pay, the price was 2 pounds over the actual price shown for the item. I was paying with my credit card and spotted the increase in price so asked why it was 2 pounds more expensive. Now, we were a wee bit drunk at this point, so perhaps I asked in not a nice way… But the clerk said it was a credit card fee. To which I said that was bollocks and outrageous because all other stores only charge up to 60 pence for CC fees!! Then I said he should have told me about the charge instead of just charging so much extra! Anna was chiming in too, and I think he just got irritated with the two drunk girls challenging him, so he kicked us out of the store… I threatened to dispute the charges on my card, didn’t sign the slip for the charge and stormed out. I didn’t end up disputing the charge because I did take my purchase with me as we left, so disputing the charge would have felt like stealing…
So yea, there you go! There were some other altercations but for the life of me, I just can’t think of what they were exactly… LOL! Obviously they weren’t that interesting to recall…