Anecdotage of Glasgow
A Glasgow shopkeeper - Narrow but
DURING the erection of a Unitarian
chapel in Glasgow, one of the tradesmen engaged run short of nails, and
proceeded to an ironmongers to procure a fresh supply. The shopkeeper,
surprised at the large quantity ordered, said:
"Thats nails enuch to big a city
Deed," said the customer, "thats
just what theyre for, although its no for a towns kirk."
"Its maybe for a meeting-house?"
queried the ironmonger.
"Na," answered the other, "theyre
just for the woodwork of the new Unitarian chapel."
"Say ye that!" exclaimed the
indignant seller of nails; "and had ye the daring impudence, since I maun
say sae, to try and get them frae me? Tak back your siller and gie me my
nails. Ill neer haet said that I sellt a pin to prop
up a pillar o Satans !"
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