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RETRO Roamer

More Roamerisms from the 1980s

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On Tuesday there were meetings galore in Lochaber House, all of which over-ran their allotted time. So much so that the soup and sandwiches lunch break passed almost unnoticed. Till one councillor strolled into the annexe room for a cup of coffee and found lunch was there waiting. By that time the Scotch broth was more like cauld kale. Discussion ensued on the future requisitioning of a microwave. Alternatively, the council may buy a dinner gong as long as the presence of a staff member can be assured to give it a bong at the appropriate time. There were different problems at the Regional Council meeting, convened simultaneously in the ’Alex’. A motion from one member ensured the extinguishing of all the cigarettes glowing illicitly in the Aonach Mor suite. Then a follow-up proposal was carried for the ‘removal of all that drink from the top table’. Thus two bottles of Irn Bru and one of Rose’s lime juice cordial were binned. Meanwhile, the Lochaber development committee meeting had to be postponed – because of a lack of agenda items. I ask you!

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