I have marched in St Paddy's Day parades as a kid, I've been known to drink Jameson on and around March 17 (though not as a kid), and I've even hosted a dinner party or two featuring Guinness beef stew and colcannon.
Then I realized, maybe I'm really just dreading the start of Major League baseball, or more specifically, enduring commutes home from work after day Cubs games.
Now I'm wondering whether some folks view St. Patrick's Day as spring training for some heavy drinking at both Cubs and Sox games. It seems the behaviors are the same: open drinking from Tall Boys; yelling at each other across the bus or rail car; lame attempts to pick up women.
Ah well, I think maybe I need to go have a drink and chill out.
(Guinness hat tip to Jim C. for photo. And to be fair, this fellow did not exhibit boorish St. Paddy's Day behavior. But it is rude for him to take up at least three seats with his stuff.)