by Anura Guruge
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So, this is the part where I came in.
There was a need, in the early 1980s, for DARK strangers in Glasgow to fulfil the ‘tall, dark, handsome …’ part.
Well, tall and handsome I am not, though at 5′ 9.5″(+) I was above average for Brits in that time. So, my only qualification and saving grace was that nobody could deny that I was ‘dark‘.
This ‘tall, dark, handsome …’ requirement, as you can see from the 3rd image below morphed into ‘chimney sweeps‘. They were also scarce in the early 1980s.
So the poor Scots had to do with average height, funny looking wogs like me.
I wasn’t complaining. It was a night of great revelry (and I can’t remember who paid … not that it mattered in those days … before I had kids … plus I had very generous expense accounts to cater for my entertainment costs since my job, as a Customer Support Manager, was to entertain).