Tuesday 16 October 2018

Trust us, it'll all end in tears

Will it all end in tears? Stock picture
Will it all end in tears? Stock picture
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

It's that time again when journalists with no sense make predictions for the coming year that will turn out to be wildly inaccurate. But rather than boring you with specifics, we're going to take a wide-angle, bigger-picture view of the year ahead, and we're going to make one single grandiose prediction. It is a prediction based on the wisdom of our ancient tribal elders, the true leaders of the country - the Irish mothers.

And the prediction is: It'll all end in tears. And basically we're suggesting that you can apply this to pretty much anything that's going on right now and there's a good chance you'll be right, the way Irish mothers are always right in the end. Not that they're ever the type to say I told you so, or to constantly remind everyone that they had said it from the beginning, and we all thought they were being foolish, but who's the fool now?, etc

Let's start with a lighter example. Prince Harry and the actress. You don't need to have the foresight of an Irish mother to see that's only going in one direction. Look at the two of them. High as kites. The only question is whether they come down to earth with a bang before they get married or afterwards.

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