I went to the local shop. The kind of shop where you can get the basic necessities for staying alive at four times the regular retail price. But when you live in the country the local shop is vital and money is no object. I was in desperate need of headache medicine today so I called in to the shop. A woman was standing at the till talking to the cashier about the atrocities soon to befall her children and grandchildren currently living illegally in the United States and that every Irish person with relations in the United States are in the same boat. As the local American my opinion is nervously sought on such issues as President Donald Trump winning the election. The woman turned to me: 'What do you think?' she asked. 'I think he is a racist with no respect for women and will be terrible for foreign policy,' I replied. 'God help us all - I may go to the church now and say a prayer for the children of the world,' she said.