10 signs you might be a culchie
- You lift your index finger as you meet other drivers on the road – the culchie wave;
- You spend most of their time in wellies or dealer boots;
- You commonly use the words ‘well, ‘lad’, ‘eejit’ and ‘craic’;
- A cup of tea with a ham sandwich and a packet of Toyota (cheese and onion flavour) is your staple diet. You have a ‘full Irish’ at some stage during a standard week;
- Your ideal date night is one in a tractor cab or a trip to the mart and/or factory;
- You commonly listen to ag/machinery-themed hits – Hit the Diff, Cut the Grass, On the Market, The Auctioneer Song and the Silage and Maize Song!
- Furthermore, you never need to employ a handyman – baling twine or WD40 fix everything;
- You base directions around silos, silage pits, herds of cows, flocks of sheep and vehicles – jeeps and tractors;
- You wear a check shirt/blouse, jeans, a bodywarmer and chelsea (dealer) boots;
- You proudly don your county GAA jersey.
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- Standing in the gap when moving livestock and not falling out with the in-laws;
- Going on a ‘break’ over the harvest/silage period is essential;
- Date night consists of viewing Rare Breed, Farm FLiX, the weather forecast or CCTV footage of the maternity ward;
- Meals in the local livestock market or the cab of the tractor;
- A unique smelling ‘perfume’;
- They are never on time – especially when it’s lambing/calving time or the slurry ban is lifted;
- Understand all the farmer lingo and acronyms;
- Under every field ‘name’ and back road – “The top field down the side road at Jimmy’s”
- Learn the codes: “The one with the….” Or “the biggest one…”
- Being telepathic is handy;
- Become an expert in keeping farm records.