Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Skye went to study at an
English university and was living in the hall of residence with
all the other students there. After he had been there a month,
his mother came to visit him.
"And how do you find the English students, Donald?" she asked.
"Mother," he replied, "they're such terrible, noisy people. The
one on that side keeps banging his head on the wall and won't
stop. The one on the other side screams and screams all night."
"Oh Donald! How do you manage to put up with these awful noisy
"Mother, I do nothing. I just ignore them. I just stay here
quietly, playing my bagpipes."
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