An English doctor is seconded to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and is shown around by his new boss. They visit all the wards in turn, paediatrics, A&E, etc. The final stop is a long room filled with people sitting up in their beds shouting phrases that the English doctor can’t initially decipher.
Finally he catches a brief snippet from the nearest woman “…best laid plans o’ mice and men!”
Surprised, he wanders to the next bed. The man there was just getting going “…honest sonsie face, great chieftain o the puddin race!”
A young kid across the way joins in “Wi perfect scunner looks down wi sneering scornfu view!”
The doctor turns to his Scottish counterpart and declares “I’m glad you showed me the Psychiatric Ward last”
The Scottish doctors replies “O nae man, this is the Serious Burns Unit”