Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easy days




The photos are from Bray where once these magnificent hotels played host to people from Scotland, grand red brick buildings which would be at home in Brighton or Blackpool.
The other is in City West the building is a great landmark!

Strange customs around. Up in Cavan we celebrate Easter with a Cludug, everyone gathers around the bonfire, and drops their egg into the bucket of boiling water. When they are cooled down they are painted.
Then everyone goes to the top of the hill and rolls their egg to the bottom. First one down wins.
Plenty of cracked eggs and heads at the bottom.
There was around 36 relations and neigbors there this time. Cousins from Scotland Cork and Belfast. Plus ourselves from Dublin.
I was reading the blog Taxi Tales and they have that custom in Cumbria too. They don't have it Munster or even in other parts of Ulster. It is the one excuse we have for getting together so I hope it keeps going for another few years.

On the taxi front traffic is a breeze as the builders, courts and schools are off.
Today I saw 2 of the new carriage office enforcement officers. There is 9 to cover 50,000 + taxis.
I expect to see great things!

I have been working mornings only and cutting the grass etc.

When things pick up I want to be well rested, that trip to Kerry then up to Cavan took more out of me than I expected, mabie I am getting old.

Today everyone tipped really well..e38 fare,,give me a receipt for e50.
e6 e10 keep the change.
I can never fathom this tipping thing!

You help someone, give them maps, carry their cases up the steps and let them use your restaurant guide and they wait for 20c change.

You pick up someone in a wheelchair and they give you e3 tip.

I really hope those guys who were buying property in Dublin 4 (and gave me a lousy 50c tip get really toasted)

It is a strange thing that people who stay in 4 star don't tip and the working classes do tip well.

Someone put it really well.

Tipping is like wiping your arse when you go to the toilet !.
If you don't do it right at the time it will be very messy when you go back there.

I do know that people who have worked up through the ranks will understand how the system works, they remember how the tips were more than their basic pay.
Just think ASSHOLES.
Sometimes I feel like saying 20c is your change not a tip. But then I would be showing bad manners.

My dad YEARS ago gave a dockhand a half a crown, "here buy yourself a drink" he replied "Jesus mister you must take me drinking with you if you think I can buy a drink with that"
Dad gave him 2/ more for his quickness. You could buy a pint for 2/6 then Old money.Nothing wrong with it..Why change it ?

Still if I keep my ears open and my mouth shut you would never know what you might hear in the back of a taxi. Perhaps a winner for the Grand National!

It was a charmed morning and I thank you all.

It seems like a lot of taxi bloggers are giving up the ghost and moving on to other things.

I hope that mad DC cabby keeps up the good work, he wrote some good stuff. Go to his link and have a read.

The New York hack seems to have run out of steam since she wrote a book.

The Tango Taxi driver from Argentina who teaches tango and drives his taxi by day is getting better and better.
He is a regular Micheal Flatley!
Look him up in you tube!. He has about 4 clips of his show.

Sydney, Perth, still looking good!

That guy from Canada . Federicton taxi, it is such a pity what happened to his daughter, take a look see.

The London cabby still working away and being scammed. We are prime targets for every type of con and trick artist

Jump from one link to the next don't forget NY taxi shots and Maui paradise driver in Hawaii.

Go see the world from a taxi blog!

Goodnight see you next week.

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Thanks for the reminder of the easter custom - assume you were in Pottle ;-)

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  3. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Yes it is, we used to burn the whin bushes - poor mans fireworks ;-)

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