A humorous collection of short stories set in Dundee. The setting maybe mundane but this is more than compensated for by the bizarre range of characters. One man is swallowed by his pet snake and wants to sue the medical authorities for killing the snake when they got him out, another keeps a cockerel in a cage and it grows so big that it has to stay there, whilst the gravedigger (a perfectionist at his work) drinks himself to death in the crawlspace above the lift shaft. Even the saddest of these tales is narrated with such upbeat humour that you won't know whether to laugh or cry.
A couple o days later the RSPCA appeared efter bein alerted beh the aald man's faither, took wan look at the creature an contacted the fire brigade, who sent roond a man tae separate the cage fae the burd.