St. Patrick’s Day – I Love Greens $$$

On St. Patrick’s Day the Chicago River is green!

I wonder what they dump into the water the other 364 days to prevent that?

At The Drunken Shamrock Cafe:

I wasn’t too happy there – was kind of cheap. Their Irish coffee didn’t even have coffee in it, only 25 year old Single Malt Whisky.

Sure, it was served in an elaborate chalice, made out of pure gold – you don’t get that at Starbucks – but on the other hand, I could never have 15 Irish coffees a day,  I guess I save money on that.

So, after my 2nd chalice, I thought – in lack of my fairy godmother showing up – I’ll catch me a leprechaun and see, if I can get him to grant me a wish or at least borrow some cash.

In the trap, I’ve constructed for that purpose,

I caught last night:

My neighbour’s cat,

my neighbor himself

his daughter’s boyfriend.

Well, not bad for one night!

My neighbor gave me 20 bucks for preventing an illegal visit (from her admirer) to his daughter, and another 20 to bail out his cat.

His daughter gave me 30 to bail out the guy, and an additional 20 not to reveal it wasn’t her present boyfriend.

The young gentleman paid me 50 bucks as hush money, and 50 extra if I promise not to move my trap to the mum’s window tomorrow night.

You’re supposed to wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day?

Lucky me, dollar bills are green! $$$

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everybody

52 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day – I Love Greens $$$

  1. Fresh from my desk... says:

    Great post! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

  2. Dugutigui says:

    I see that corruption has no limits 🙂

  3. magsx2 says:

    I loved your story about the neighbour, well done. 😀
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy.

  4. clownonfire says:

    My gift to you, as I also want to contribute:

  5. toryfisher says:

    Happy St Patrick’s Day and thank you stopping by my blog and your comment was so uplifting so THANK YOU !!!!!

  6. IzaakMak says:

    Who says going green is too costly? Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  7. Green is the new gold! It looks like your trap caught all the right things this year! Happy leprachaun day! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. Well put thanks for checking out in on my blog

  9. I’m happy cause you’re happy, Turber! Oh happy St. Paddy’s top of the day to ya!

  10. Lynn says:

    You are so funny!! I have laughed so much! You could do it quite well living where I live(you know the country by now I suppose,I don’t say in case someone feels offended around here).I refer to corruption… 🙂

    • Turber says:

      That’s a common misconception!
      I was just socializing – well, in a different way than one would do normally.
      Nothin’ illegal going on – I swear! 😀

  11. paralaxvu says:

    The only time I ever drank Irish coffee was on an early visit with my soon-to-be hubby’s/late-to-be ex-hubby’s parents. From 8 pm to 2 am we drank Irish coffee and listened to jazz (the night wasn’t an entire bust–what I remember of it, anyway). From 5 am to 5 am to 5 am I paid for drinking all that Irish coffee. I had wanted to bond with my future in-laws. Had I known they would end up my future ex-in-laws I might have held back a bit. I still can’t drink Irish coffee. However, a scotch coffee once in a while ain’t bad. Love your blog–Happy Green Day!

    • Turber says:

      Thanks! I’m sure there are a lot of other people with interesting Irish-Coffee-Stories – they’re welcome to share them, too.
      So, folks, if anyone feels the need to do so – give it a go! Happy Green Day and thank you very much. 🙂

  12. nymuse88 says:

    HAHA! Good way to get the bills paid 😉

  13. Well, Turber, that went well 😀
    The neighbour’s cat will never forgive you, though…

  14. 59hounds00 says:

    Thanks for liking my blog………. I enjoyed yours too, such cleverly twisted humor and great pics!

  15. Sue Fenton says:

    Did you catch the cat, the neighbour and the boyfriend all at the same time? If so, I’d say someone has some explaining to do.
    Thanks for liking my blog!

  16. Ere ye be quite a capitalist I see. Alchemist too aturnin green to gold so to speak. Thanks visit my blog.

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a great post!

  18. Good luck to you! My favourite colour is green also… maybe that explains a lucky life? Go Green!

  19. theexplicit says:


  20. Thank you for the ‘like’..nice post..I had a fine salad on St. Paddie’s Day..also got pinched some..forgot the green..or the date..:-)..have a great day..Peace Tony

  21. The trap is brilliant! $190 extortion money instead of leprechaun.
    Thanks for my giggle today.

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