Thu 17 Mar 2011
To the delight of onlookers, this morning one of my co-workers, dressed as a red-bearded, top-hatted leprechaun, bounded up to present me a foil-covered chocolate coin before laughing impishly and muttering “Oh, me pot o’ gold!” This is the clearly the behavior of a deranged person. Were I not taken aback at his madness, I might have delivered him a solid wallop for his impertinence. A crisp clout to the head, I’ve found, is an effective deterrent to inappropriate tomfoolery.
Then, during a subsequent meeting, another co-worker ribbed me for not wearing green, “someone will pinch you“, they warned.
Let them try. I imagine my reaction would be similar to the guy in my favorite youtube video, entitled “Never scare a black man”:
Blarney! An Irish Blessing to you and your family!