“For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends or family again?”
How far is distant?
Can you define ‘country’?
Is there broadband access?
Is the country isolated or just shy?
What about acquaintances who think we’re friends?
Do they have cheese in this place?
Is that considered cheese?
A sizeable Enya fanbase?
Are you certain?
Does everything shut down at 6?
Will I be able to get a job in a place where everyone follows up an agreed meeting date with at least two check-ins to make sure it’s still going ahead?
Equality of access of wind and rain?
Does it have a running festival?
Can you double-check?
Does respectability mean being a teacher/priest/obituary announcer on local radio and/or holding the hand of a person for an excruciatingly long time after they’re initially introduced?
Does it have at least two local rival GAA teams?
Two international soccer teams who wear the same colour?
A sizeable fan base for two opposing teams in a third, independent, country?
Higher than average consumption of anti-depressants?
I’m not saying yes or no, but I might consider it.
What about you? Take it away there like good dot comrades…