A CAFE in Ireland hilariously demonstrated the rather depressing reality of outdoor dining in Ireland, just as the country entered Level Three of Covid-19 restrictions, this time last year (October 2020).
Remember this time last year, 2020, when public health guidelines for Ireland and restrictions allowed the public to only meet outdoors, and to only eat or have a coffee outdoors - back before vaccines were available.
This was how Coffee Roasters cafe in Naas, Co. Kildare took to Facebook to poke fun at the then new public health guidelines, as well as the delightful* Irish weather.
In the video, a woman is sitting outside their cafe enjoying a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in the pouring rain.
A grim sign of things to come?
Well, it doesn't seem to be dampening her spirits, not the spirits of Facebook users up and down the country, with the video receiving hundreds of shares within the first few hours.
"This is brilliant. Fair play!" Wrote one Facebook user.
"Certainly made me smile," said another.
At midnight on Tuesday, every county in Ireland moved to Level Three restrictions.
Cafes, restaurants and bars will have to close their indoor dining areas, but outdoor dining is still allowed ... which is fabulous, just as the cold winds begin to whip up!
The hospitality sector has been put under massive strain since the pandemic began, with the majority of pubs and bars around the country remaining closed for almost seven months.
Anyway, it's good to see someone sees the funny side.
** originally published on Published on: Oct 7, 2020