Saturday 23 September 2017

Sinéad Moriarty: Want to say 'thanks' to a teacher? A bottle of red will do quite nicely

'If you really want to buy a gift, all teachers (even those who don't drink) appreciate a bottle of wine.' Image: Getty
'If you really want to buy a gift, all teachers (even those who don't drink) appreciate a bottle of wine.' Image: Getty
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

I recently called into a friend, a teacher, for coffee. I could barely get in the front door due to the towering boxes of scented candles. The smells were mingling together and frankly making an awful stench.

When I asked her if she had a new-found fetish, she rolled her eyes and said: "End-of-year presents from parents."

Before you think she's ungrateful, would you really want 28 candles, all smelling of different flowers and fruits?

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