The acting chairman intervened. “For the record, he was on the cover of Time magazine,” quivered Paudie Coffey, looking green around the gills.

“Sorry” snapped Mattie. “What magazine did I say? Oooh sorry. Sorry, sorry. I’ll correct that. I meant to say [looking] like a playboy on Time magazine . . .”

…The damage was done. The image planted. We couldn’t eat a thing for the rest of the day.


Mattie Confuses Cute blondes . . .And ‘Playboy’ Of Western World (Miriam Lord, Irish Times

Cover by James M Chimney