I felt like a reindeer just before dawn on December 15, as I dragged two overstuffed suitcases, a backpack, and a fragile gift bag through the streets of Dublin.
I was headed for the 747 Air Link bus to Dublin Airport and Christmas was in the morning air.
A passing man remarked at the sight of my lanky frame tugging its equivalent weight in baggage: “You must have had your Weetabix this morning!”
I nodded in agreement, though it took me a half-minute more to figure out what he’d actually said. (At times, the accent still throws me off, and I’m not quite familiar with the Weetabix brand.)
Arriving home to the States, I found Weetabix in the cereal aisle of my local Harris Teeter.
Unfortunately, this cereal is chock full of wheat and gluten so it’s a total “no go” for me… but the sight of it still made me smile, thinking of my morning jaunt through Dublin and that friendly passer-by.
[…] fragile gift bag I toted from Ireland sheltered two vinyl records by Jerry Crilly’s old band, Rakish Paddy. Jerry sent one home […]