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The 21 Struggles Of Being A Glaswegian Living In Edinburgh

"What the hell did you just put on my chips?"

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1. Having to navigate the masses of tourists on Princes Street.

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Before now you were unaware people actually visited Scotland. You thought they were an urban legend, like Nessie.

3. The realisation that the city centre during summer can be a dangerous place.

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You think you'll pop in for a quick coffee at Social Bite, you end up seeing two shows, participating in a live art performance, and becoming a magician's assistant.

5. Having a constant backing track of bagpipes wherever you go.

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Your ears didn't know how easy they had it on Buchanan Street.

6. And don't worry, if you want to walk on the other side of Princes Street the 23 souvenir shops will keep your ears amused.

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Why are there so many?!

9. And you finally understand all the moaning about the trams.

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Six years in the making and you're pretty sure you could walk to the airport faster.

14. The heartbreaking moment when you thought you asked for tomato sauce on your chips and ended up with something a bit more brown.

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FFS.

15. The sad realisation that even in your own country people can't understand you...

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Hingy slowly becomes thingy and greetin' slowly becomes crying. Which is what you'll be doing when you realise you're losing your Weegie twang.

17. You thought it was cold in Glasgow...

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... but try taking your tap aff in the sunshine in Edinburgh.

18. Having to go back to Glasgow every time you want to see a gig.

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Apparently no musician has ever heard of Edinburgh.

19. Having to go back to Glasgow every time you want to go shopping.

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Because you can't beat The Style Mile.

21. And having to put up with this horrible view every day.

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Ah well, I guess it isn't all that bad ;).

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