Sunday, January 19, 2014

22 signs you are a son of a trawler man


A few signs that you were brought up in a 1970's Scottish fishing village and your dad was a trawler man.

  • You know when the back o Sunday is.
  • You thought all dads had a nap on Sunday afternoon when you went to Sunday school.
  • If you ever went on a fishing trip you were renamed - Jonah.
  • You thought that laughing at people being sea sick was the right thing to do. 
  • You thought all Dad's only came home at the weekend. 
  • You never looked forward to dad coming home as every time you were bad your mum would say "Wait till your father gets home!" 
  • The TV always got switched over in the middle of your favourite programme to watch the weather forecast.
  • Working on the boat in the harbour always involved a trip to the dole office. 
  • You thought the natural smell in all garages was that of curing herring.
  • A "fry" was not just a way to cook. 
  • Something being boiled alive on the stove was to be looked forward to. 
  • You though that anytime a dad called home from work it was compulsory to say "over" at the end of your sentence. 
  • You are good at geography because you needed a map of the whole of the UK to check out all the places your dad was working. 
  • You thought the volume always went up automatically when the fishing forecast came on the radio. 
  • You thought the "Isle of Man" was like Santa's Grotto because when dad went there he always came back with presents. 
  • You have worn a Fair Isle Gansey and thought it was cool.
  • You thought that the VW Dormobile Van was the fastest thing on the road bar non. 
  • You always have to donate to the RNLI every time you see one of those little lifeboats collecting tins. 
  • Your kitchen drawer always had a lone messer knife in it.
  • You are scarred by the memory of drinking tea with condensed milk it.
  • You have the ability clean your plate with a piece of bread or potato so you can use the same bowl to eat all three courses.
  • You thought a trip on a boat was a necessary biblical induction for all ministers everywhere when taking on a new church.
Any more?

3 comments:

peter bruce said...

unbelievable how true that is!!

Brighter Dawn said...

So very true also a trip to the net factory .

andrew sutherland said...

Aye yer nay far awa, only wee thing is aboot yer knife in the drawer think it wis a lowen messer.

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