|Me and a pint... If you want to use my photos please attribute this blog|
[Watching US president Barak Obama drinking guiness in Eire I was reminded of a comedic bit of very local lore amongst some of my friends in Chagford - I dont know when it started, but I have known about it for at least 5 years.
Despite being made up (I think) by someone in my group of friends it has persisted and spread, and has roots that dangle freely in the cultural aquifer of our folklore. It has led to very pantomime staring into peoples eyes... It is this -
If you do not look the person in the eyes that you are saying 'cheers' to over a pint you are condemned to seven years bad sex.