Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > iScot Magazine > November 2017 > On Another Planet

On Another Planet

Sam Mackay lived in a 1970s estate of boxy white houses. Many of them had by now been extended and looked like bigger white boxes. Every night the streets were crammed with large executive cars, white vans and pick-ups. The buses no longer ran through the estate (and would be lucky to squeeze through if they tried) and virtually everyone who lived there drove to work. In the mornings Sam had a steep uphill walk to the bus shelter on the main road.

Jim Reynolds worked alongside Sam in the office. He often asked Sam why he didn’t learn to drive, and buy a decent second-hand car. Then, Sam would sneer at his dapper colleague’s yellow Pringle jersey and blazer and snort, ‘Because I don’t want tae be like you.’ Then he would pause for a moment before adding, ‘Every morning the bus seems to take longer, all because of big ugly cars with one big ugly driver in them. I think we can do with one less on the road.’

One wild, January morning, as Sam battled his way to the main road through driving rain, a white Transit ploughed through a rainwater-filled pothole, flinging a shower of dirty water over him. When the van paused at the junction, Sam ran to the driver’s window and banged on it. The driver didn’t wind it down; he just stuck two fingers up at Sam and drove off into a gap in the traffic. Sam turned, just in time to see his bus speeding past.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of iScot Magazine - November 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - November 2017
Or 799 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.00 per issue
Or 4799 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 5.99 per issue
Or 599 points

View Issues

About iScot Magazine

iScot Magazine November 2017