Only in Ireland

8 May

So I took the girl out shopping today. The girl who claims she’s bored by clothes shopping (boy did THAT get a look from her parents).

Anyhooey – we were in one store, one that will remain anonymous, and Miriam spotted an item. Stopped, got big eyed, maybe drooled a little. It was a hoodie with a US flag in the shape of a heart on the front. While looking for her size, Mim then found a t-shirt with a sparkly US flag on it.

Of course I got them for her. The whole trip was to spoil her every so slightly.

As we were checking out, I told the cashier how we *had* to buy these, and she laughed, asked if we were American, and then said how they only sold American flag shirts in their store.

And then she went into it a little further –

It wasn’t that they didn’t have any British flag shirts, they just weren’t put out. On purpose. There were boxes of British flag stuff in the storage room. “They don’t sell anyway.” the girl said. “No one will buy them.”

I had to laugh a little at it all, and explained to the cashier that my grandmother was Irish, so I understood the “why” behind it all.

And I’m glad they like us Americans enough to sell clothes with our flag on it.


4 Responses to “Only in Ireland”

  1. Lynda Roubineau May 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Glad you found something to make your girls happy… It’s always a nice feeling 🙂

  2. Mara May 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Both my grandpa’s were Irish, I totally get it. Even though they are both gone, my kids would never get away with wearing a Union Jack:-)

  3. Sharon Hoover Weidemann May 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Ok, I finally got caught up on things lost and gained and the one on toilet training… My daughter, Sara, is 10 years old, emotional age of 21-24 mos. when we adopted her 7 years ago she was 18-21 mos… In other words we haven’t made much progress. In addition to Sara probably never catching the concept of toileting, she has developed intestinal failure. There are days I change 10 plus poopy diapers a day… I’d she sneezes, she poops bc she has absolutely no bowel control. I feel your pain. I don’t know if insurance will pay for diapers in Ireland, but they do in the US if your child has a developmental delays after the age 4, I think. All I know is that it is a huge blessing to us financially. Maura is a precious little things…. I enjoy all of your stories. They make smile or nod iin understanding.

  4. Rachel May 9, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    they may need to ship the box up north…..

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