Sometimes you’ve got to search long and hard to find somebody you think is fully intoxicated by the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day without being fully … well, without being drunk.
Yesterday in Syracuse, all I had to do was drive to the neighborhood Rite Aide drug store. My mission was to buy a bottle of Nivea soothing after shave balm, the variety with the blue lid on top of the cream-colored bottle.
It keeps me from being a red neck, so to speak, after I remove the low stubble.
But I digress. The point of this tale is about things green, not a blue cap or red skin.
There she was at the cashier in Rite Aid. I couldn’t get to my iPhone quickly enough to snap the green hair and many accessories.
This stranger was still in her car when I departed with my skin balm in a bag and my hopes high.
Tap-tap on the window.
Why, sure, she’d step out to pose for a holiday picture.
“I always take off from work and I always dress up on St. Patrick’s Day,” she said.
Do you dress up in green for St. Patrick’s Day? What’s the wildest St. Patrick’s get-up you’ve ever seen?