April 25, 2009
I was last in Ireland in 1999. On the flight over from the U.S., I was discussing the economic boom times Ireland was experiencing with someone involved with the computer industry there. He said something like, “We’ll enjoy it while it lasts, but, deep down, everyone knows it’s a bunch of shite. Maybe it’ll last five more years, but it won’t last ten.” He knew one of the Aer Lingus air hostesses (or, “trolly dollies” as one of my other Irish friends calls them). The minibar service was outstanding on that flight.
But it won’t last ten…
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