Local artist in resident in Kilmacthomas Viewed as “mad” for not knowing about the show “Dallas”

Kilmacthomas, Ireland

Pattie Parkhurst, a local artist in resident at The Workhouse Studios, says she is constantly asked if she watches the American TV show “Dallas”.  When she replies “No.  Things from Texas don’t interest me all that much,” the Irish locals are immediately dumbfounded and shocked.  One Irish woman quietly outside replied “Nothing, I have nothing to talk to her about. How does an American not watch Dallas? I have 300 episodes on VHS and I watched every last one of them last month.”  She then reported to leave soon after looking puzzled and irritated.  Inside the local pub, the locals talk amongst themselves whilst Pattie is in the restroom, “Are you sure she is American?”  Another mentions, "I heard her say 'No' to the Yankees and 'Go Rockies!'  What's that supposed to mean?”

Two "mad" artists Jenny Watkins and myself
Two "mad" artists Jenny Watkins and myself

Pattie, a “mad artist” who is fine with this nickname she has been given said, “I will humor them by promising I will YouTube it later.  But I know full well I will not.”  She also said she got this idea from weeks upon weeks of being asked the question “Do you watch Dallas?”  She also reports that she tries to change the subject to other things that she actually does enjoy, like Obama.  This allows her to still be friendly and have fun without going off on a “mad” discussion about hearing the "Dallas" question for the 400th time.  She said once she deters their attention, she will most likely drink 5 or 6 more pints with them, play some Irish Pool and then return home to sleep in the bathtub.  Yay for Dallas!