Post-catholic, post office worker Paddy ‘the skunk’ McGrath, faced up last Sunday evening to an unsettling realization.
Sitting on a garden swing, listening to the birthday party music playing through the windows for his best friend’s 2 year old son, it dawned on him that perhaps he wasn’t the all-round winner he’d always fancied himself to be.
And that maybe he was the one who was living on Weirdo Street.
As the Talking Heads classic hit Once in a Lifetime played, he reflected on how we all cruise through life on autopilot without questioning the decisions we make.
Only waking with a start, as the guests inside suddenly shouted along with lead singer David Byrne;
“My God! What have I done?”