Thursday, November 13, 2008
The final curtain ?
The formal garden at the gallery of modern art Killmainham.
The new offices of steel and glass rise up.
A church in Jones Rd, a listed building which was allmost demolished by a developer
Adamstown a new town recently built. Notice the sat nav showing open fields.
First and last fares were memorable in a different way.
First one was a tall lady who got in and asked me to take her to her car, she directed me the long way round back to her car and with almost e10 on the meter we arrived.
As we were going there she told me that she had taken a walk with her friends and as she was going back to her car alone a man started to follow her driving a car, if she walked slower he did the same, so she crossed over the road and then he drove away.
She was a bit shaken. She could not remember any details of the car or the driver.
Then she told me to follow her to the bank as she had no cash and her bank link card is in the car.
So then we drove to the bank in our cars, she then said that she didn't have the card but would I come to her house for the money.
Time is money so I just gave her my address and told her to drop it in the mailbox.
The money has not arrived as I write.
A bit strange!
The last one was from Heuston train station where I could not get on to the queue without blocking the traffic, so I headed up the quays where I picked up a young Chinese couple with a baby, she was well turned out he had jeans and jacket on, we are going to..... say the street again.... no what is the name of the place??
Do you mean the marriage registry office?
Yes!! Are you getting married ? Yes we are. Today? Yes.
That is the second time I have driven a bride and groom together there.
No parents or relations,just friends
I am sure they will have big celebrations when they get back to China.
Their whole lives in front of them.
I wish them well.
Well after all this time I have decided to hang up my keyboard and give the blog a rest.
There are so few comments lately that I must accept that very few people are taking a real interest in it.
Anyhow it takes up a lot of time. Time which I don't have to spare.
I wish you all well in your travels, I will stop by at another time when I am feeling up to the mark again.
I hope some of you enjoyed my slice of life while driving a taxi in Dublin.
If you need to contact me send the e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps I could slot in a regular column in your magazine or newspaper!
I can do radio slots, or answer the odd question or 2.
All for cash.
Until we meet again Merry Christmas and a happy 2009.
Here is my party piece. Yes I can hit the high note.