Sunday, September 02, 2007
Counterfit euro warning
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Oh yes look at your coins and don't get caught.
The pen corner in Dame St. Don't forget to buy a quality pen here when you pick up your scroll at Trinity college.
The Indian outside the Break for the border night club Stephens st.
I remember when he carried a bow!
Well the weekend was a washout for me picked up a bug and slept all Friday and Saturday night. woke up at 11.30 Sun so I must have been bad.
Perhaps I have been working too hard.
When I think of my friend John 10 years younger having a heart attack a few weeks ago,makes me realize that a few days off now and again is not a bad thing.
My mate John is back at work now,none the worst for the experience but a lot wiser.
I will probably pick up on the lost revenue tonight.
Hurling final Kilkenny beat Limerick.
So plenty of work on the streets.
Last week I picked up a Chinese girl with her young daughter going out to Blancherdstown. She was telling me that she was bringing her daughter back to China so that her parents could mind her.
Child care here is so expensive.
She found out she was pregnant soon after she arrived in Ireland and had the baby here,later on she brought her daughter back to China where her parents minded her.
Her Irish boyfriend and herself brought her daughter back, but her boyfriend could not stand all the crying and attention that a child needs,so they had split up.
Now she was bringing her daughter back to China again.
Complications with visas caused delays with her flight and the change of departure date had cost her another e600.It was a return trip back into town,so we spoke a lot.
This girl needs a big brother or sister to keep her in line, the way she is going I can see her life going off course in a dramatic fashion.
How else do girls suddenly find themselves working as vice girls or drug couriers?
Desperate needs take desperate measures,and her life is right out of kilter.
I hope it all works out for her but taking the kid out of Ireland causes complications and affects the childs status when she is brought out of the country.
I wish her well thought.
The other unusual guy I met was over talking to the bank about the disaperence of e50,000 from his bank account.
He was awarded money and put it in a non resadent account as he is living in London. He noticed money leaving the account and he rang the bank to put a freeze on the account.The withdrawels continued until they rang him to say his account was e2,000 overdrawn.
He was getting nowhere on the phone so he had come over to sort it out.
All he had been able to find out was that the transactions had been done with his "Chip & Pin"card. A card which he never got.
They made me come over from the UK to sign for the first card.
How come they posted the second one out?
Why did they not freeze the account when asked?
It hurt him a lot when they said that he must be doing the withdrawels himself.
The bank official then called him "Buddy"
So the now the same solicitor who got him the settlement has been engaged to get it back again.
I told him that a bank official had called me "Buddy" one day, so I closed my bank account the next day, the manager rang me to ask why I closed the account, he thought I was over reacting.
I think not,customers deserve respect and that attitude is not a professional one.
Perhaps Judges will be turning up in sneakers and jeans.
Bishops will arrive on skateboards.
It just is not right for me.
I give respect to my customers and I expect good manners and courtesy in return.
Then again I am the kind of fecker that expects a car salesman to approach me when I walk into a car salesroom. Which is why I have only once bought a car from a main dealer.
I bought a lot of cars over the last 30 years.
Thats a lot of sales lost lads!
I have been saying something for years and my old friend Robert says "put it to music,it might be a hit" Houses are overpriced and people are borrowing far too much. 40 year loans are the norm and interest is going up,people are living too far beyond their means, just put it on the card is the solution to everything.
Headline in the Evening Herald last week House price drops e103K in one week.
People bought a house and then the auctioneer drops the price for the next devolipment to take account of the changing market. So will everyone hold back until they knock off another e100K
Builders have stopped building since Easter,Polish workers have been kept on to finish houses which have been already sold,the Irish workers were paid off, but things are being scaled back now.
Lets hope that all the redundant workers will not become taxi drivers.
School is back and the sun has come out, soon the Swallows will line up on the telegraph wires to discuss their flight plans to S.Africa or wherever they all go to.
It is quite a trip, no sat nav, first time for many and they make it back to the same roost they(or their parents) left 6 months ago.
Nature is wonderful.