Sometimes I really understand why people from other countries and cultures think British people are a disgrace. Not only is our public transport woefully inadequate and ridiculously overpriced; not only do we drink far too much far too often and resort to all kinds of embarassing - and sometimes violent or dangerous -behaviour, sometimes the two are combined.
On the Virgin Cross Country service from Edinburgh to Leeds yesterday, I witnessed what can only be described as several intimidating "hard birds" from Glasgow "dropping down real low" in skimpy outfits to the sound of various "choons" blared out from their mobile phones, whilst they drank vodka with straws from paper cups and flirted embarassingly. This was mid-afternoon. I think this says it all.