Irish Traditions: Scuffles in Supermacs

In Ireland, a good night out is always judged by the amount of laughs, stories and craziness that occurs in the night. On many occasions, these nights out (in my twenties for me, but can be for any age) were ended by a visit to the

In our case, Supermacs. Tradition.

The Irish chain, originated in Ballinasloe, bringing us the snack box, curry or garlic cheese chip is a well known hangover cure. I haven’t been to Supermacs after 9 pm at night for many, many years but I am sure it all still goes on. Deadly queues of drunken, tired, make up encrusted victims of the nightlife.  Queue skippers. Death stares. Over ordering. Elbows. On one occasion, I can remember a guy realising that the guy in front of him in the queue was wearing the jacket he had had stolen from him in the nite club. People have words in Supermacs. People have scuffles in Supermacs. Supermacs has doormen at night. Taking your life into your hands for curry cheese chips. I wouldn’t attempt to stand outside Supermacs in a city after midnight. Carnage. swearing-294391_640

Last Sunday, we brought our children to the swimming pool. Well, my husband brought them in and I watched. Afterwards, we needed to eat. We decided on the Supermacs counter in the Centra garage outside town. Now, before the Food Police attack, we don’t give the girls fast food all the time. Yet there are occasions we need food. Fast. My girls love chippies. They are a treat so this was it.

The were getting hungry at this stage. Hangry! bitmoji-20170627015749.pngKids meals were purchased and red sauce distributed.

Betsy gets full quickly and offered her chicken nuggets to myself and Mr Paper. Gigi has a much larger appetite. However, she wanted to share too and offered Daddy a nugget. She wanted to be like Betsy. One subtle difference. You were not expected to actually partake in the offering.

Big mistake.  Daddy ate half.

Gigi went nuts. She wanted to offer the food but not actually give it away. There was a full return expected.

-Daddy! You gobbled it all up…YOU GOBBLED IT ALL UP.3ehh2Tq.gif

Gigi has a temper and it sometimes flares. We don’t see it so much now she is getting older but suddenly the red mist descended.

As all parents know, there are no take backs or second chances in kid world if you cut the sandwich, put gravy on the plate or eat half of the nugget.

I had to hold her back.

I can alway tell by her eyes if she has flipped.

Her eyes told me.eyes-2381871_640.jpg

Legs and everything were flaking.

As soon as it starts it stopped.

Gizmo to Gremlin to Gizmo.

So home we went.

After a good day out, a decent laugh and a bit of a scuffle in Supermacs over a chicken nugget.chicken-nuggets-155764_640

My children have experienced an Irish tradition.

The Pramshed

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19 thoughts on “Irish Traditions: Scuffles in Supermacs

  1. Hilarious! What’s that saying, the only truly honest people are drunks and children. Of course, I find it fully acceptable to fight over food under any circumstances. Hahahaha!

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  2. Haha I loved this! I have a child who doesn’t expect you to take their offerings. On occasions he’s put something in my mouth then demanded it back before I’d had a chance to chew. Bloody kids!


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  3. The number of bust ups I’ve witnessed in Supermacs is outrageous- it seems to bring it out in people! Also, offering up your chicken nugget is a tough lesson to learn- your dad probably IS going to take at least half of it 😓

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  4. I read this the other day and meant to comment, but the “Gizmo to Gremlin to Gizmo.” had me laughing so hard, I couldn’t type properly. You summed up the entire childhood of our two girls in five words! Funny thing though – our boy never does the fast flip. It takes a great deal to unleash his inner gremlin.

    Oh, and whilst we don’t have a Supermacs here across the pond, I can totally picture at least three establishments nearby that would fit the same criteria. 😀


  5. Very good and written by a parent that sees a blog post in a chicken nugget as it’s happening clearly lol. Mine were fast flip; well, I saw it starting as I was primary carer so could “mostly” defuse it. I found it was the “other” parent that got caught out more and looking back its quite funny…well it is now I’ve read this lol


  6. Haha, love it. You just never know if you are doing the right thing with kids! We are always getting in trouble with our kids for not reading their minds x
    Thanks for linking up to #ForTheLoveofBLOG

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