Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Winding her way down on Irving Street...

If you were to spend some time walking down Irving street, near where I live in the Sunset, you'd be sure to see a few older Chinese women with one of these little shopping trolleys. Very practical indeed.

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Blogger Kav said...

My granny has only like that, except it's covered in fabric. Oh, and she's in Galway, not Merikay.

Ah, the memories.

1:50 AM  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

The little old ladies in Lewis come up to town on the bus with wee trolleys like that for their messages. They're very practical, sure but they're hell on the ankles. You should be required to get a license to drive one.

I wasn't slagging off Limerick in the last comment, though. God knows it's probably much more exciting than my home town. I don't know anything about Limerick except that a funny pome genre comes from there. And I like the name.

You're right though, perspective is everything. Depending on from which side you enter Glasgow and which major roads you follow, you might think it a desperate slum full of poor, sad people, or a vibrant young city of stainless steel and smokey glass, or an old-fashioned well-to-do Scottish town with large houses and well-betweeded, rosy-cheeked Scottish grannies.

11:47 AM  
Blogger John Mc said...

No offense taken atal atal. Jaysus being from Limerick even if you were slagging, it would be water of the proverbial ducks back. We get slagged off enough by our own. I always tell Americans, that its' kinda like being from Pittsburg. Not that I've ever been to Pittsburg, but a friend that has says its an apt description.

12:22 PM  
Blogger The Hangar Queen said...

Ha.I describe Limerick like this.Imagine driving down Route 101 in CA.Through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.Redwoods on the left.Pacific shining to your right.You're in a 66 Mustang soft top and it is most definitely down.The sun is shining and life is good.
You take a curve and next thing you know you're in fucking Philadelphia.
It starts to piss rain.
The top gets jammed.
Someone keys the shite out of the car and steals the wheels off of it.
Welcome to Limerick.
Been to Pittsburgh a few times and it's got a real identity issue.(That's where the INS sent me for the naturalization process btw)
Isn't it odd we both chose places in PA?(by far the weirdest state in the union)

8:00 PM  
Blogger Dervala said...

I have one of those carts! I used it back when I lived somewhere civilized enough not to have hills--Brooklyn. (Although this weekend San Francisco felt almost as good as New York.)

11:51 AM  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I have one of those, only mine is blue check. Very common in spain to use one, not so much here.

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Hangar Queen said...

My Nana had one.Indeed many a Limerick granny had one in the 70's and 80's only covered in some kind of tartan or check (Quick FMC..what's the difference?)

9:22 AM  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

About 2.5 hours on a plane darling.

4:41 AM  

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