Friday, March 19, 2010
( 12:20 AM ) teahouse
A childhood friend was visiting New York earlier this week, so we met for lunch on Wednesday.
This friend grew up with me in the Deep South, and has been living in New Orleans for her entire adult life.
Wednesday, the day we met for lunch, also happened to be St. Patrick's Day. As many people know, the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City is the biggest in the world.
This friend was staying in a hotel just off Fifth Avenue, so she watched it during her stay.
When we met, she kept talking about how strange the parade was.
"How is it strange?" I asked.
"Well," she said. "It's pretty clean and orderly. I noticed people aren't allowed to drink while they watch the parade. And does everyone in the parade just walk down the street?"
"Yeah, they walk," I responded. "How else would they march in the parade?"
"You mean nobody rides in floats?" she asked, incredulously. "And they don't throw anything to the spectators? Why earth would anybody want to go to a parade where nobody is throwing anything?"
I couldn't stop laughing! #
Your friend may be onto something!--maybe they should throw plastic necklaces with shamrock-shaped beads.
That is soooo true and funny!! The one weekend I spent in New Orleans people would look at you funny if you did NOT have a beer in your hand onteh street.
Yeah, I've always wondered the same things, honestly.
If she watched the St. Patty's parade at street level, would she have lifted her shirt for those mythical beads?
You should have taken her to the pub crawls. Hey, when r we doin lunch again?
That is why Mardi Gras still has the best parades in the US.
in my little home (birth) town every claps and cheers and waves at the parade marchers
gosh I sure hope spelling doesn't count on this test :-)
i always thought floats were much cooler than people walking unless they're performing. especially when they're throwing bubble gum or candy. it's like trick-or-treating. now a balloon parade i would like to see.
I assume no one was flashing anything either. hahaha...