A student at an Edinburgh university, by name of Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Skye, who was living in the hall of residence in his first year there. After he had been there for a month, his mother came to visit, no doubt carrying reinforcements of oatmeal.
“And how do you find the Sasanach students, Donald?” she asked.
“Mother,” he replied, “they’re such terrible noisy people! The one on that side keeps banging his head against the wall, and won’t stop. The one on the other side screams and screams and screams away into the night!”
“Oh, Donald! How ever do you manage to put up with these awful noisy neighbours?”
“Mother, I do nothing, I just ignore them! I just stay here quietly playing my bagpipes!”