Martin O’Neill doesn’t even look at the menu till the waitress arrives.
Local football manager Martin O’Neill this evening showed the kind of ‘seat of your pants’ lifestyle his football is getting known for by waiting till the waitress showed up to take his order before even looking at what he’d like to eat on the menu.
All part of O’Neill’s patented ‘mindfulness’ lifestyle of living in the moment, the Ireland manager also waited to arrive at the cinema to pick the movie he wanted to watch and left it to the moment he arrived at the counter to think about what he wanted to eat and drink, holding up the line for ages.
“The idea of working something out in advance and planning for success around that flies totally in the face of everything Martin stands for.” Said friends, exasperated by his trying to figure out which pub to drink in when they’re already out walking around the town in the rain, fully sober.
“It’s what you get with Martin. So strap in for adventure. He doesn’t even think about Christmas presents till he’s in the shop and won’t put petrol in his car till the red light comes on.”
Doctors have suggested this way of living indicates a person ‘hooked on a sustained adrenaline buzz with a tenuous connection to the principle of cause an effect. Symptoms can be someone who picks a holiday destination at the airport, gets on a bus just to find out where it takes him or sends 11 players out onto a football pitch in a high stakes international match in front of forty thousand people without any preparation, coaching or idea of what’s going to happen.”
image: the Irish Sun