Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patrick's Day

Conversation overheard in the line-up at Tim Horton's between two international grad students, a Muslim woman from North Africa dressed in hijab, who was clearly a very recent arrival to Canada, and a Eastern European Jewish man wearing a yarmulke, who evidently had been here a little longer. Both are baffled, but determinedly polite.

She: "Can you please explain what is this day, this Saint Patrick's Day?"
He: "He is Irish saint. Very important saint for Irish church."
She: "So it is a Christian holy day?"
He: "Ummmm....This is not so easy to say..."


Murph said...

I have so missed my Porcupine Girdle dose. I hope we'll get more posts this year than the 5 in 2009...

I'll raise a pint in your direction tonight Craig. Hope all is well.

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