I was out to dinner with Jimmy, his mother and his cousin. Towards the end of the dinner his cousin takes out the camera to get a few pics. When she points it at Jimmy he objects and turns his head "No, no, no. No Pictures.
He mother quips, "your always talking about how you want to be on television, but you won't let people take your picture?"
"Mom, on TV I have a chance to explain myself"
A friend of mine owned his own business. An employee who worked the night shift was a sweet guy but a little slow. One night my fiend calls into the office to see how things are and the employee answers the phone in a flustered state, "Mark, Mark, the whole place is in Shamrocks."
That's stuck with me for years. There is something about substituting shamrocks for shambles that is indded very Irish.
In the news: Union anger at "Dickensian" toilet policy
LONDON (Reuters) - A meat company has been branded Dickensian after forcing its employees to clock-off every time they want to go to the toilet.
The union Unite has criticized the meat processor for "essentially stopping staff pay when they visit the toilet."
The company, based in Dumfriesshire, insists anyone wanting to be excused from the system has to provide medical evidence, the union added.
The best part of this is the company name: Brown Brothers