Friday, December 4, 2009
This ring is one of the most cherished things I own. It's a Claddagh ring that my dad bought for me in Limerick when our family took a trip to Ireland in 2000. It cost seven euro.
Claddagh rings are traditional Irish wedding rings, but these days most people wear them to show their Irish pride. Whenever I see people wearing them, I always ask if they're Irish. And they almost always say yes and we chat for a minute or two about our Irish heritage.
Except one college student. When I asked her if she's Irish, she said, "What? Oh, my ring? It's the same one that Buffy the Vampire Slayer always wore. I'm a huge fan."
I didn't see that coming...but I thought it was pretty funny.