Watching the World Go By In Glasgow

People Watching with Student Tours Scotland in the City

Student Tours Scotland spends a lot of time in cafes in and around Glasgow. Sometimes you can't help but watch the world go by around you.

People watching is fun. It really is. You should try it sometimes. I sit here in Caffe Nero on Argyle Street, clasping my steaming flat-white in my hands watching the world go by. As the gentle warmth from my coffee wafts me, I can feel my nose once again. Bring it world, bring back the smells (well, maybe not all of them).

It’s April and yet the snow comes. Like Game of Thrones before it, April has decided that Winter is indeed, coming. And come winter did. The snow fell and the rain came. You can see the people who woke up this morning in the basking sunshine. These are the first to fall when the season becomes, well, unseasonable. They hold onto their human-condom style overcoats to dear life. The pound shops must be making a mint today.

Then there is the poor mother, she drags her child across Argyle Street as the little girl splashes with glee in every puddle that she comes to. There is a disapproving glance from an elderly woman nearby but I think it got lost amongst the falling tundra.

People-watching should be an Olympic Sport. It would give me a chance to excel in the world of fitness. I can pass judgement from ten-feet away, safe and snug in my cushion-filled, coffee world. If only the people outside, soaked to the skin, knew what I was doing. They all have names of course. The couple arguing in the rain are Tom and Candy; the old lady booming at her grandchild is Old Missus Agnes and the poor guy in his business suit is simply Bob.

Bob seems sad at the sodden brand-name jacket and matching pants. Let’s hope that he’s not got an important meeting today. That conference call better be audio only or Bob isn’t getting promoted.

Of course, I say all of this and pass judgement like this, from the comfort of my cafe. It’s time to leave and head out once again into the blustry wonder that is April in Glasgow. Wish me luck. If I pass you by, make sure to include me in some exciting people-watching world of your own.