Wednesday 17 October 2018

Another dry day and I'm ready to try some dating

Scut Kelly, a drinker for 30 years, is sober now and visiting Canada for a family wedding. Then a woman with a big laugh tells him it's time to stop hiding himself away. Eugene O'Brien gives us this latest instalment of Scut's life

Scut Kelly, a drinker for 30 years, is sober now and visiting Canada for a family wedding
Scut Kelly, a drinker for 30 years, is sober now and visiting Canada for a family wedding

Eugene O'Brien

Well the feet haven't touched the ground since I landed in Pearson, that's the name of the airport in Toronto. Non stop, be jaysus, and now it's the big day and I'm sitting listening to wedding speeches and to be honest with ye the jet lag is hitting me so I'm kinda tuning in and out but I feel okay like.

I haven't thought about having a drink in at least an hour. Not since the waitress came around pouring the wine the first time and I had to put me hand over the glass to indicate that I wasn't having any.

But at the back of me head I'm thinking that I could sneak away at any time, into the bar and down a brandy. I could. But for now I won't. I sup on mineral water instead.

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