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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C
Shutterstock/fizkes "You can let yourself out, yeah? Good man."
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you do that Irish thing of waving people goodbye until they're out of sight?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.

WE HAVE HAD a lovely suggestion for today’s fun poll from a reader.

He writes that as it’s been the season of visitors and reunions, he had fallen to thinking about “the Irish tradition of ‘waving people off’ at the door”.

“You know the one where everyone stands at the door still waving until visitors have driven around the corner out of sight but still beeping the car horn.”

We do indeed. What do you do when visitors are leaving?

Poll Results:

Wave people off 'till they're out of sight (7927)
I go to the door but close it as they walk away (2501)
Goodbyes in the hall and shut the door after them (792)
None of the above (347)

(If none of the above, please do tell in the comments what you do with departing visitors.)

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