Things to love about Ireland: they’re mindreaders

4 Aug

The thing that has often stunned me on my meanders about Dublin is that the following exchange will happen when you’re feeling at your lowest (i.e. sulking):

Random crazy old man/security guard/cafe waitress/Dublin person/Taxi driver (RCOMSGCWDPTD): Oh darlin, I was jus’ lookin at ye and don’t you jus’ look beautiful?
Me: …
RCOMSGCWDPTD: No, ye arrrr. I kin tell you have a nice heart. Aren’t you lovely? *grabs Amoir’s hands*
Me: Why thank…
RCOMSGCWDPTD: Oh, yes you are. You’re lovely. But you wear a lot of black. Oh here, have a hug, ya darlin. Oki, bye bye!
Seriously, this happens every time I’m upset in Dublin. Within five minutes of poutsville, I will get hugs and kisses from the Dirty Old Town.
How did you know how to do that, Dublin? How? How are your people so friendly and your shop assistants so surly?

3 Responses to “Things to love about Ireland: they’re mindreaders”

  1. Being Me August 5, 2009 at 12:25 am #

    Ok. That just made my heart BURST all over the screen.Just a little bit.

  2. Enjoy your rants ... November 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    Perhaps its because you view the entire world as a pool of potential gratifications for your good self. A never ending search for justification of the inbuilt sense of importance you feel you deserve, when clearly, like most, you mean nothing.

  3. Amoir November 22, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Enjoy Your Rants, Are you against travel in particular or just the way I travel (and I've assumed you've read my posts on my different trips and cities)?Feel free to post here or email me via peskyfeminist[at] It's an interesting conversation to have and, given my thoughts on travel or personality cannot be catalogued by one post, neither can yours. I'd love to hear more.

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