Recently I was very publicly interrupted, and thanked, by an elderly lady as I went about my business on a public street in Galway.
That elderly lady smiled and told me that she hadn’t heard a man whistle in public in so long that she thought she was hearing things.
Since that encounter I have ruminated and pondered and wondered.
A friend put this – the availability (and by definition perhaps, prolific use) of MP3 players may have had a part to play.
I don’t know, I can but hope that is the reason, otherwise, the distinct lack of whistlers on our streets may be the result of something more sinister.
For instance, could the surge in suicide rates in Ireland be directly connected?
Is the lack of whistlers an indicator of depressed states of mind?
I know I do at times see connections in the strangest of things, so I’m just asking is all.