around 10 years ago i met the first irish in my life.
he was a designer or artist walking down the street towards benetton’s fabrica.
he wore a super thick woolen sweater and seemed content to walk.
i stopped and offered him a ride which he politely refused.
i do not remember seeing him again.
decade later i know few irish people – mostly men.
since they are irish it is normal that the number of irish i know exponentially increases.
if you meet one irish, soon you will meet 5 more and then 50 more etc…
they are friendly and love to introduce people.
so the other night i felt obliged to research a bit more.
i watched hurling and read the short bbc history of ireland.
i even watched michael collins on youtube.
remembered sinead o’connor and u2.
i learned they lost aaa credit rating.
ryan air is from ireland.
then i remembered – samuel beckett is irish!
any culture which give birth to someone like samuel beckett is ubercool.
i must make a note to stop confusing uk with ireland.
i keep making this stupid mistake over and over.
now i know why people keep confusing serbia with croatia.
(serbia is the bad guy, croatia has the sea.)