Many Irish people are so nice to visitors
Replies: 7 - Last Post: May 24, 2013 2:46 PM Last Post By: SilverMaple
May 18, 2013 9:42 AM
Many Irish people are so nice to visitorsI've just returned from 5 days around Dublin and I've been so struck by the number of Irish people who were so friendly and helpful to me, going out of their way to show me directions to places when this had nothing to with their job or any sort of gain. It just kept on happening.
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May 22, 2013 3:32 PM
6Irish people who were so friendly and helpful to me, going out of their way to show me directions to places when this had nothing to with their job or any sort of gain. It just kept on happening.
The last 26 strangers who asked me for directions are currently chained up and manacled in the (hidden) basement of my garage...some of them have been there for years, forgotten by all but their families and closest friends...because we Irish have a fantastic reputation for friendliness and helpfulness, I can get away with this kind of, erm, 'recreation'...
So let's not rock the boat, folks...keep propagating the 'friendly Irish' message, please!...
May 24, 2013 2:46 PM
7#2 & #3. I have visited many countries & I notice big differences between types of helpfulness in different countries. In Ireland people 1) very swiftly offered help and chat and 2) they didn't seek anything in return and 3) this happened very frequently. For an extreme contrast, I'd cite Luxor in Egypt where people showed much keenness to talk and help but invariably they wanted money for the smallest thing they'd done - I even once got billed for what I had thought was casual conversation. Of anywhere I've been, parts of rural Turkey is where I've experienced the greatest genuine hospitality. Turkey and Ireland stand out in my mind above the rest.
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