We are cracking up on a new YouTube video of a 94-year-old Irish grandmother giving dating advice to her granddaughter. Apparently, granny Eileen thinks it’s all a matter of attitude. “Cheer up,” she says. “You’ll meet a big man one day and you won’t know what to do with him.”
Granny Eileen seems to think the whole size thing is pretty important. (Which gives a whole new meaning to the “does size matter” question, but let’s not go down that road. Please.) She tells her granddaughter, Katie, not to bother with the men in County Mayo on the western Irish coast, because they’re “too small.”
We can’t help but wonder if Granny Eileen has been out and about lately, because according to The Irish Times, the average height of men in Ireland is now 8 centimeters taller than it was 100 years ago. That’s three and a half inches! We’re not sure what’s happening (better nutrition, per this study), but Irish men are indeed bigger than they were back in granny Eileen’s day. We can only assume that includes the good men of Mayo. So maybe don’t be so quick rule them out, Katie. Just saying.
Regardless, we love Granny Eileen and the heart of her message, which is basically CHILL OUT. That’s sound advice in any part of the world.
[Image and video via YouTube.]