Saturday, April 04, 2009
Scotts famous art deco house in Sandycove
James Joyce tower ditto
The 40 foot gentlemen's bathing place
Looking across the bay from Sandycove
Just after finishing the all nighter.
Sunday morning and it looks like its going to be a great day.
The nights work was good too except for something.....There is always something....a damn runner,, well he walked.I suppose looking on the bright side ..He didn't pull a knife or anything worse.
Going from St.Stephens Green to The Lamb Doyle's pub high in the Dublin hills,turn right down the hill, right on to the end.
(Did you see the dead deer on the road, I hope it wasn't John Deer or Bambi)
5.30AM "How much is that?" I told him. "Wait a second until I run upstairs for your money."
Now what you might do in that moment is
1. Sure mate just give me your phone to hold.
2. Wait a second I will go upstairs with you to save you, save you the trip back down.
3.say"If you are thinking of doing a runner there is a video camera in the car"
Or none of the above.
When they do do something like this you back up to get a view of the block, when you see the light coming on you will know which apartment he went into.
Then you get a AK47 and riddle the gaff!!!!
No you have to keep your cool.
Well I know which block he went into.
I know the property maintenance Co,I saw it on the door,
I could see the video camera so should I continue?
You bet ya I will.
Perhaps there should be a black book where runners could be placed on the net,
So that we could compare notes.(Come on Roy)
This guy is a respectable "type", a teacher or such.
They decide in their minds that even though they live in Leixlip or Manooth that they have a plan and they are not going to pay.
One taxi driver I heard once had a Garda do a runner in around Manooth or Newbridge,he caught the guy out when he turned on the lights, the Garda then rang Naas where he was stationed and claimed he was being assaulted,well in the shake down the taxi drivers uncle was a detective chief superintendent and he organized officers from outside the area to investigate.
Wrongful arrest, assault, perjury.
His comrades soon changed their stories when they realized that their own jobs were now on the line.
In every profession you get bad apples.
A free meal here,some cash recovered is "Skimmed",someone with who they have a grudge gets framed, well
The taxi driver got an apology, his return fare to Naas and his fare back to Dublin again.Ie 4 times the fare, but he could have got a lot more.
Still I know that unless you have clout within the force, you, the taxi drive are dirt in the eyes of the Garda.
It was a great shift up to then, people had forgotten about this recession and had come out to celebrate.
Did you see the Grand National?.
I said it would be great Winner at 100/1 or a tenner makes a grand.
Anyhow everyone else was great, so why I let this one upset me I do not know.
Remember if you have not lived here for a long time.
The Pubs, clubs and off licences will be closed for everyone on Good Friday.
Its a holy Catholic holiday and you cant buy alcohol.
I don't care if you ARE A Muslim, No exceptions.
Off to bed now.
Keep the faith.