Wednesday, 17 March 2010

St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Everyone in England seems to celebrate Ireland's Patron Saint these days, but ignores its own, good old St George!

I blame this on the proloferation of Irish theme pubs! I think we need a world wide chain of English theme pubs! The would feature:

  • Compulsory pipe smoking;
  • Warm beer;
  • Terrible food;
  • Limited allowable topics of conversation, such as cricket and "damn foreigners".

Sounds great, huh?

Who needs Irish pubs anyway? All they have is Guiness, laughter, good music, whisky...

6 comments:

Shadowthorne said...

Why is pub synonymous with bad food? (Especially English pubs)

I've heard this so many times (today; you, yesterday; Gordon Ramsay, before; tv)

Now tell me why, o proud citizen of England!

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - It just seems to be the culmination of a whole series of bad things - uninspiring choices, small portions, a chef who doesn't really care whether you enjoy it or not.

There is an old joke:

Guy goes into pub and asks for a pint and a meal. He wants an under-cooked chicken, half raw chips and week-old salad.

"We can't do that, it sounds disgusting!"

"Well that's what you gave me last time!"

Ali said...

They've got me!!!! I'm Irish! :)

Rock Chef said...

Ali - Exactly! :-)

TechnoBabe said...

I hope you enjoyed St Patrick's Day. I think you may be onto something there with the pubs. Especially like the conversation, laughter, good music! Music a must!

agg79 said...

What? No green beer?
We just use it as another excuse to drink more beer and talk with a bad Irish Brogue.