I promise, I really and truly was not searching for anything. This nugget popped out of nowhere today. I originally wrote it nine years ago. I am not sure if I published it then, but, if I did, please excuse me for being tempted to post it again. You’ll see why……..
I have actually found someone who has never heard of Barak Obama.
I found this hard to believe but after some further probing, I realised it was true. This young person, (of voting age) thought I was talking about…
“Some man who was going to do something to Scotland”.
This in the middle of a beauty therapy session, padded up for my most un-favourite therapy of toning up useful muscles while lying in a prone state.
I jerked up in surprise, nearly electrocuting myself in the process, “Do something to Scotland. What?” I queried.
“Getting all those people out of their houses and off the land”, she answered.
“Obama?” I thought of modern day Highland Clearances and was truly puzzled.
Her mum had talked to her about it and people were going to fight to stay in their houses.
“You mean Donald Trump !“, I exclaimed. “He’s the one that’s just got planning permission to build a golf course and luxury hotel complex on the Aberdeenshire coast.”
The lass looked glumly at me and commented with feeling
“I hate politics, all that rudeness, shouting at each other and fighting. I can’t stand it, I really hate politics”.
No doubt about that.