Quinte, On. real estate agent: Happy St. Patrick's Day Everybody

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everybody

There are two main types of Irish people, real ones (about 7 million of them) and Plastic Paddys (everybody else). Plastic Paddys tend to wear silly things like green paper hats and wear shirts that with the words "Kiss me, I'm Irish" on St. Patrick's Day. Nice try Mr. Pretend Irishman, I'm not kissing you, you've had too much to drink. Sober up and call me in the morning, here's my card, we will see about your kiss then. You're probably Polish anyway.

I am really looking forward to the day when St. Patrick's Day becomes popular in Ireland, I think they would celebrate it in style over there. In the meantime, let's listen to a very popular song, written by an Englishman who had never set foot in Ireland, and sung by three fellows from Wales (nobody can sing like Welshmen). If this song brings a tear to your eye, don't be ashamed, it's just the Irish person inside of you longing to go home. Either that or it's just a great song.

Comment balloon 9 commentsMalcolm Johnston • March 17 2012 03:00PM


I saw the craziest show on tv, the content shows people feeling the world is overpopulated already or close to it! The big concern for those people, the population, they feel 1800, population 1billion, now almost 8billion. They feel earth won't sustain the population...What a show? btw.. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

WOW, just noticed your shirt. WOW That's the best T ever!

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) almost 7 years ago

Thanks for stopping by Jon. I'm not particularly concerned about the world's population. We have room for about 15 billion human souls, all surviving comfortably (if the political will is there to make it so). The rate of population growth is actually slowing down and will decline once our population hits about 12 billion. It's not that the world doesn't have enough resources, it's just that most people in the position to do something (Europeans and North Americans) don't give a rat's ass about the rest of the planet.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 7 years ago

Malcolm - That's one of the best renditions of "O' Danny Boy" that I've heard, sung acapella no less.  Agreed - no one can sing like the Welsh.  Really?  The song was written by an Englishman?  How ironic. 

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) almost 7 years ago

You are right Malcolm. Welshmen can truely sing. Happy St. Pats Day! I can say that because my maiden name was Kennedy LOL and my Mom's family were Welsh.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) almost 7 years ago

Hi Malcolm - Have a most wonderful and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Posted by FN LN almost 7 years ago

C'mon, Malcolm, tell us how you really feel about celebrating St Paddy's! :-)  Hoping you had a great day - and I think we celebrated our day with much more fanfare than the relatives in Galway!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) almost 7 years ago

Malcolm, Russel Peters, in one of his skits talks about the whole world being beige in the future.  I recently watched a show that says that all the people in the world (except those from Africa) share a common ancestor from southern India that is probably 70,000 to 80,000 years old... if you follow this logic, more of us have some "Irish" in us, than we could imagine =)

Hope you had a Happy St Patrick's day

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

I hope you enjoyed St. Patrick's day.

And, yes, I'm Irish!

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 7 years ago

Anyone who has ever attended an international rugby game in Wales would agree that the Welsh can sing. Maybe when we celebrate St David's Day with as much publicity as St Plastic Paddy's day we can all sing along. I am sure George & Andrew would agree.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 7 years ago