OK Already, I’ll get off the subject of booze soon enough but I must tell you about this steward on our Aer Lingus fight back to the states.
Because of the strong, and I do mean strong, turbulence coming over he had to sit down for a good length of time. We got to talking about Irish whiskey and he asked if I had ever tried Jameson 12 year old. I said I had but Jameson and Paddy’s were fine with me. He said that Paddy’s gave him a headache.
First of all this guy is Polish, about 6’3”, weighs in around 275 lbs, lives in Krakow, Poland and commutes to Dublin. Within the next year he will have his co-pilot’s license to fly big planes.
Now I realize that some Irish can drink a lot (one drank 5 bottles of wine, 6 or 7 large cans of Heineken and a few gin and tonics at a party we were at).
The steward got headaches the next morning after drinking Paddy’s because he would consume the whole bottle. Hello!
John B. Keane, the late Irish playwright, in this YouTube video talks about the “drink”. It is hilarious! His description includes the sound of pouring a drink while his wife stands behind him.
Click on john b and enjoy…you might want to pour one while your watching.
I have this friend that was having some medical problems and he asked his doctor if he could have a glass of wine once in a while and she said sure but balance it out with something like a salad. He then asked what if he had 6 salads….
I think a glass of wine is good for you and so do some doctors.
“Drink in moderation is one of the most ridiculous statements ever made. You must drink a little more than moderation.” John B. Keane
Looks like I’m on a John B. run … check this video of John B. talking about Kerry “Hoors” …you really don’t have to be Irish to appreciate his sense of humor and vocabulary.
…and with St. Patrick’s Day soon approaching I add, what most lovers of the day consider, the best Irish Drinking Songs. Just click on the song and you should be able to watch a video of it.