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A love letter to the humble potato

If you can’t say it on National Potato Day, then when can you?

AS A PEOPLE, we are some of the luckiest in the world.

Why?  Not because of our rich culture, sense of humour, or beautiful countryside.

No, no.  It’s because of our affinity with the potato.

The beautiful, delicious, delightful potato.

As today is National Potato Day, we felt it only fair that we spend some time giving everyone’s favourite tuberous crop the love it deserves.

Thus, we give you, a love letter to the humble potato.

Dear Potato,

Thank you for all you do for us.

You give us chips

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You give us crisps

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You comfort us when we’re hungover

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You are so flexible

From mashed:

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To baked:

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You’re everything we need from a tuber.

When we need to be cheered up you do impressions

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And when we want romance, you deliver

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You’re there for us whenever we need you

At breakfast:

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At lunch:

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At dinner:

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And at all the other times:

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You even give us something to shout at Tiger Woods

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In short, you are the best.  You’ve made our lives infinitely happer, and for this we will be forever grateful.

Love,

The people of Ireland (and, undoubtedly, the rest of the world).

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