It's St. Patrick’s Day in Charm Village, but you would never know if you visited the town today. No music serenaded the streets, no bars were open, and no St. Patrick’s Day decorations hung in the streets or in the store windows. Mayor Atch couldn’t help but smile as he ate his sandwich on a restaurant’s street side patio. “What are you smiling about? You banned any fun from happening today.” Mayor Atch’s wife glumly asked as she took another bite of her sandwich. “Cheer up, look around! Everyone is having an amazing day.” Mayor Atch said as he turned around and scanned the street to find a happy couple. He was disappointed as he saw people sluggishly walking around with no enthusiasm. “Thanks a lot Mayor.” A pedestrian muttered under his breath as they passed by on their bicycle. “Andy, no one in this town likes us since you became Mayor and banned any holiday decorations and public displays that pertain to celebrating holidays.” His wife whispered as she went back to eating. Mayor Atch rolled his eyes as he picked up a french fry and popped it into his mouth. “Honey, you know how I feel about holidays and celebrations. I had a traumatic and horrible childhood with no presents for my birthday or christmas. Nevermind I never had a birthday cake on any of my birthdays and I was never taken to a parade. I hate holidays, why should I let people enjoy them if I never got the chance to?” Mayor Atch asked as he rolled his eyes. “Okay, I understand honey but you shouldn’t take it out on everyone else let alone an entire town.” His wife said as she slammed down her sandwich onto the table. “Hey now, it's okay-” Mayor Atch started saying as he heard irish music start playing from around the corner. “Oh no. Here we go.” His wife said as she rolled his eyes and focused on her sandwich.
Mayor Atch jumped out of his chair. “I am sorry honey, they need to know as Mayor of this town that I mean business when I said that all celebrations today are banned.” Mayor Atch said as he pulled out his wallet and placed a fifty dollar bill on the table. “Treat yourself to some dessert, I will see you at home.” Mayor Atch said as he kissed his wife on the head and ran around the corner of the building. He looked down the street and saw a band playing outside one of the bars with a crowd of people starting to form around them. “Mayor Mayor!” A little boy shouted as everyone gasped and turned around to look down the street at Mayor Atch. “Didn’t I tell you no celebrations?” Mayor Atch shouted down the street at the crowd. The crowd regathered around the band as they started playing again. “Oh for pete sake.” Mayor Atch said as he started walking down the street to the crowd. “He is coming!” The little boy shouted as the band and crowd dashed into the bar they were playing in front of. “No! No! No!” Mayor Atch shouted as he booked down the street and made it to the bar doors seconds after the bouncer locked it. “Sorry Mayor Atch.” The bouncer laughingly said as he pulled down the front door’s curtain and blocked the view of the partiers in the bar.
Mayor Atch backed away from the door as the treacherous irish music started up again. “That is what you get. Not so much of a boss now huh?” Mayor Atch heard a little voice behind him say as he turned around and faced a small elderly woman with a cane. “Please not now.” Mayor Atch said as he started getting a headache from the music and didnt need to hear nagging from the old lady. “I have some important news for you.” The old lady said as Mayor Atch turned his back to her and tried the bar door again. “Please leave me alone. You can see I’m busy.” Mayor Atch said as he angrily tugged on the door. “I really think you should listen to me.” The old lady said as she grabbed Mayor Atch’s butt to get his attention. “Leave me alone please.” Mayor Atch said. “That's where Lucky Sham is gonna bite you and whip you into shape. I'll see you later for the shamrock bar party.” The old lady said as she turned around and walked back down the street. “Lucky Sham?” Mayor Atch whispered under his breath as he felt a sharp pinch on his butt and turned around to see a small man in green clothes dangling from his butt. “Ahhhhhhhh!” Mayor Atch screamed as he ran around in circles trying to get the small man off him.
A small crowd now started forming in the middle of the road as people looked on in wonder. “What's the matter with the mayor?” One person whispered as the person next to him shrugged his shoulders. “Get him off!” Mayor Atch yelled as everyone stood and stared at him. “There is no one there!” An onlooker yelled as Mayor Atch looked down to see the small man was nowhere to be found. “Where is the old lady!” Mayor Atch said as he confusingly tried to piece together what just happened. “What old lady?” An onlooker said as the crowd parted enough for Mayor Atch to see the old lady standing on the street corner with a grin. “Are you ok Mayor Atch?” Someone else asked as Mayor Atch looked down to see himself turning green. “What is happening!” Mayor Atch yelled as he looked down and saw he was in the same green outfit the small man was in when he bit Mayor Atch. “Look! He is a leprechaun!” The crowd squealed in delight as Mayor Atch did a little dance. “Why isnt everything opened? It is St. Patrick’s Day after all.” Mayor Atch heard himself say but was confused as he said it since he hated celebrations. “You heard the Mayor! Let the St. Patty’s day celebrations begin.” The crowd said as they all swarmed Mayor Atch and placed him on their shoulders. “First rounds on me!” Mayor Atch shouted as the crowd carried him into the bar as the band started playing again.