Euro and eurinals

drainOne of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues was about a lonely middle-aged woman who got herself in trouble by writing letters to the papers. I haven’t written many, but one I’m particularly proud of dates from late 1998, just before Ireland adopted the euro. It was addressed to the Irish Times and read:

Sir, since we shall soon have the euro, may I suppose that cash machines will be installed in eurinals, and that furthermore we shall be able to eurinate on banks instead of, as now, banks eurinating on us? Yours etc …

They didn’t publish it. Pity. It was prophetic, given the extent to which they have since eurinated on their customers and on the state.

About Rambling Rector

Church of England Parish Priest
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One Response to Euro and eurinals

  1. simon says:

    Those bloody bankers!

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