Of course, this is 1970 Ireland. Small towns where everyone knows everyone. The problem here and now is that people don’t trust one another like they used to — some for good reason, some for not. Gossip and reality shows are the markers of the day, instead of what is real.
Could we unlearn this? Could we do like the Irish and stand behind what we say and trust others to do the same? For some, their word is *still* worth its weight in gold. They mean what they say.