Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2 Nights

Berry brothers and Rudd wine merchants.

Baggott St. hospital. One of our fine Victorian buildings.

Must get out to take more photos.

Well did 2 all nights this week Friday was so bad that I went home at 2 am with only enough money to cover my petrol and no profit to show for my work.

Saturday I hit all the bases and seemed to have full seats all the time.

Life is like that.

I was just finishing up when I got a run to Kilcock Co.Kildare e57.00.

This was once a sleepy rural town but it is now a suburb of Dublin.
Long runs are good but it never puts you back in the middle of the action,your return journey is a waste.But having said that I have sometimes clicked in Celbridge or Lucan.

Big problem with the all nights is tiredness, I had to pull in in Kilcock and take 40 ZZZZZZZZZZZ you should rest for 15 mins every 2 hours.
More people are killed from tiredness than drink driving.

84.6% of statistics are made up on the spot!.

There was a big punch up at the Foster place rank yesterday, 3 taxi drivers milling each other over nothing. As things are at present there is no space at the ranks for cars to wait for customers,tensions are running high.
The regulator should be called Marie Antoinette.
She has a LET THEM EAT CAKE attitude, she said "If taxi drivers are not able to make a living they should work more efficiently"
Wow that statement went down like a bag of hammers.

Tonight here in Ireland every parent will hold their children a bit tighter and thank their God for giving them good mental health.

There is 4 freshly dug graves waiting for a husband wife and two children.
They are the victims of the latest murder suicide tragedy here in Ireland.
In the last year I have come across more than 4 such cases, the details are too disturbing to even contemplate.

The Celtic Tiger has us all in its gaze, chasing the mighty dollar.

There is a lot more to life than wealth and possessions.

I don't know how it will end, or when, but when it does look to your kin and help each other.

Funny old guy in the taxi the other day. Picked him up at the Ardlea house the scene of the latest gangland shooting. Full of chat. "Great pub that e3.75 a pint for OAPs
Arriving at destination e6.50
"Heres a fiver thats all your getting" and out he hops! Cheeky bugger.

Here is a kind of a rescue in Australia saving Bruce click here(there are ads. first)
Bet that broke more than his fall.


  1. I have to say that this taxi regulator needs to have some more sense as from what I see on taxi ranks nationwide and from friends who are taxi drivers, things are not as good as last year. Time for the public to speak up!

  2. Anonymous2:42 PM

    hi john
    im an avid reader of your blog hope your going to join the "must try harder"day on the 6th of may to show the regulator just how many taxis there are in the city

  3. Anonymous11:07 PM

    John here (not logged in)
    She should try driving around the green on Fri or Sat night!

  4. A girl from berry brothers I think her name is Arubella used to do a stint on the Moncrief show, she had an extremely posh English accent ,I could listen to her all day (and night)
    I have a cunning plan about long distance fares. I must get your opinion on it someday, I was thinking about KD telling me to "try Harder" and came up with it!