Ah yes, Ireland.
Ah yes, I know Ireland.
He exclaimed as he passed me a blue plastic bag holding my boiled pig's feet, raw garlic, fermented shrimp dip, and fresh lettuce.
Ah yes, near to England.
Oh, yes I know it's not in the UK. I know all about the relationship between Ireland and England.
I handed my Mastercard over with both hands, he swiped it, then I signed a smiley face.
You know how I know all about Ireland's relationship with England?
His eyes widened as he prepared to deliver his punch line.
I watch many movies.
And he nodded. Slowly. Watching me take his answer in.
With that I left, heading for home with a skip in my step. Home, to sit on the floor and eat my Sunday dinner.