by Oonah V
from foot to foot. He hated hanging about outside
these places and it was embarrassing to be seen
by anybody you knew, even a fellow sufferer like
Seamus -- but he wasnt for going in. My
wife just loves these wee religious shops,
Theresas in there too.
they see in it, Seamus?
know. Shell likely come out wi
another rosary an she has enough to choke
several saints as it is.
likely buy another statue, Daphne the daft,
patron saint of puddles or somethin equally
stupid. And isnt she the one complains of
all the dusting?
all these saintesses look to have been very
beautiful women if you go on the statues, Paddy
dont you think?
wasnt that their whole trouble, Seamus?
from what I hear they always attracted the wrong
men. Sometimes it was a king or a judge or a
governor and they only wanted the one thing.
was that then Paddy?
sometimes it was even the girls own Da.
dont think they had the same idea of legal
in them days, Seamus. And girls used to marry
very young. As young as twelve.
dont want to get caught talking like that
these days, now Paddy.
course its disgusting but people didnt
live as long you know.
did they get to be saintesses, these girls?
they all refused to have sex, Seamus. Some of
them even had their breasts cut off and made into
marzipan and had to carry them round on a plate!
could carry hers on a plate these days, Paddy,
theyre hangin that low!
club, Seamus! And Eithnes gie good at
refusin sex too.
even forgotten what you meant by one thing,
married to a couple of saints, then?
at Seamus and Seamus looked at Paddy and they
both shook their head.
about a swift pint? said Paddy.
theyd string us up wi rosaries, so
be blessed martyrs sure! George and Dragon?