I met an Irish Priest tonight. On looking at me, he asked if I was Irish and what my maiden name was. I said yes, and Helfrich, which is obviously German. To explain, I threw in the two-second "I'm adopted" line complete with the info about my birth father being 100% Irish.
He said, "I can tell. You have an Irish face."
I've never been told this. It was kind of cool. Normally, the face I have is out of nowhere. I think Father McShane is my new buddy.