Local thug fads

The latest craze among local bovver boys in Govan is to throw a raw potato at a passer-by, aiming maybe five feet above their heads so that the potato hits the wall and explodes, showering them in… well, potato. It’s hardly dangerous but it’s unpleasant and to my mind quite ingenius. Ever notice local fads like that in your own area? Six months ago everyone around here was smashing glass bottles. I have to say I like the potatoes more.

For awhile, the South Carolina good ol’ boy thugs would shave their heads and grow sideburns. It was the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.

Everyone around here is armed. Throw a potato at a passerby and you’re likely to find yourself eating it at gunpoint.