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Good Friday

Posted on | April 5, 2007 | 7 Comments

To commemorate the death, by crucification, of Jesus Christ, the Irish people customarily mark the occasion by getting completely off their faces.  You see, due to some odd connection between the licencing laws and the Catholic church, pubs here are closed for only two days of the year.  On Christmas Day and on Good Friday you can’t get a pint in a pub.

Never ones to take such an affront to their human rights sitting down, the Irish people will flock in their multitudes to off-licences around the country today.  Vast hordes of people will buy far more beer than they can possibly consume in one day purely because someone has told them they can’t drink tomorrow.

It is the Irish way.  Tell us we can’t do something and we have to do it.  Especially drink.  I’m off to the offie for 6 crates of beer and a bottle of Tia Maria.


Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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