Did you know Ireland still has milk men? We have one in our neighborhood. It’s one of my favorite things about living here.
When I first spotted the milk man in our neighborhood, it was winter time and I was out for a walk. It was quite dark and getting late in the evening. I saw this truck loitering on our block, and a dark character running from house to house. I imagined it was an elaborate robbery scheme and started walking very quickly home. (I’ve been known to watch way too much Law & Order!)
But when I got close, I realized the side of the truck was open and scattered with loose milk cartons. A milk man! It was so mysterious creeping around in the dark. Now that it’s summer and the sun stays out very late, I was able to catch a few photos in the daylight.
There’s a man who drives the truck, and then a teenage boy who runs back and forth from the truck to the customers’ front porches. I suppose I could have asked the milk kid to pose for a photo, but I think I prefer the mystery of him running up and down our street like a flash! I wonder if the milk kid is a track star?!