The advantage to leaving for work before 7:00 in the morning: you can cross Byres Road whenever you feel like it, regardless of the direction that the light favours.
The disadvantage: I just said, “before 7:00 in the morning.”
The advantage to lecturing on a topic outside your area of expertise because a colleague has flown off to a conference: you can catch up on a fascinating subject much controverted in the scholarly literature.
The disadvantage: Not much time for mastering, or even noticing, the nuances of the controverted subject.
The advantage to walking three-quarters of a mile to work in a Glasgow downpour: Nope, no advantages to this one.

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4 Responses to Lessons

  1. Rosemary Hannah says:

    Lack of imaginative thinking here – you arrive with you hair newly rinsed by soft pure water … 😉

  2. Meg says:

    I don’t know I think walking in a downpour has the advantage of being good for the soul and making you appreciate the days when it is only drizzling.

  3. e says:

    how about “it’s not in florida.” I’d take that in a heartbeat!

  4. ChickPea says:

    But what a joy when you eventually feel dry and warm again afterwards ! x

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