Friday, December 29, 2006
This is an old house in Chapelizod, will it be knocked down for progress?
Well it looks like its nearly time to ring out the old and ring in the new.
There was nearly scuffles as all the old Dubs headed home again after spending Christmas in the country hotels. They were not used to the idea of waiting outside in the cold. They could not see the logic of putting the rank outside when the could queue on the other side of the station in a well lit area which is under cover and dry. Well logic is a thing that CIE (rail co.) has not much of.
If I was in charge I would fine them 1,000 e for every 1/2 hour a train was late. Then the trains would run on time, or at least questions would be asked as to why a train can be 2 hours late.. One was late for more than 2 hours the other day.
The Sales are in full swing, too many shopping bags to get on the bus. So at least there will be work until next week. The aport is moving now that our contintental cousins are coming back from Europe. There was a good run there for the last few days.
I bought the new Dublin city map. Carefull the new one is 6th addition, 5 is still out in many places.It covers Bray, Leixlip, Maynooth and Newcastle. They could have expanded around Swords which has become another city, I looked up the new retail estate in Carrickmines, its not on it. But I think another map company is doing the towns around Dublin, hopefully it will be more up to speed..
I heard the large number of taxis in Dublin as being described "as like herds of wildebeast galloping over the plains of Africa. Endlessly moving down Georges st. into Dame St and on into O'Connell st as they move to the green pastures in Drumcondra and Stoneybatter."
It really is not a joke when the morning rush is over and you cannot get a place to pull onto a rank. I think its nearly time to take up the banjo and busk on Grafton st.
After Christmas the new inspectors will be hitting the road. It will be interesting to see how the big time scammers will survive. Turn on your dictafones lads, "He said I said".
We all know some of the scams that are going on, so lets see what happens to the crooks. I would love to see them run off the road. Many others I would like to see hosed down. Them and their cars.