Sunday, August 30, 2009

To the pound

This is the pound. park it right or come here.

These lovely girls from Japan were coming home from the world cultural festival in Dun Laoighre. I took a photo of them with my camera and then with their camera.
Next year for sure I will go see.

Right boys and girs this day week the 8th for the taxi drivers big day out.

Be there or be square.

Well the rest of the weekend went OK I worked all Saturday night and slept all Sunday.

The English bank holiday brought us much needed business.

You know Irish prices are very high and with the rising Euro the difference is more noticeable. For example in Wetherspoons in the UK a pint of beer £1.75 A pint of beer after midnight in Temple Bar cost a customer of mine €8.00,what a shock to the system that was! You can find many lunch time meals in the UK for under £8, there are deals to be found here too, but you have to look hard to get them or know where to go.
Prices creep up as the time goes on throught the night.
One customer asked the barman why his pint was more expensive after midnight.
The barman just looked at him.
"Cinderella Tax"

Anyhow Cider producers reduced the price of cider to improve sales.
The publicans put the extra money in their pockets.
Now the Cider producers have started an advertising campgain telling the public that the price should be lower.

Look Joe public is going to the supermarket on the way home and picking up a 6 pack, he sits in his living room smoking his head off in comfort.

Thats life.
No taxi home either!

Ban TVs in pubs, I love a pint in Kavnaghs Glassneven (Grave Diggers)No TV in bar or lounge.

Today I had a guy looking for the pound, he had a piece paper with Knockmitten lane written on it, so I trusted everything to technology and the clever little thing brought us right there.
It is a busy spot, so take time to look it up on the map now,its just off the Nangor Rd behind Woodies.
(Real taxi drivers don't use sat.navs.)

On the way back into town I got on to the rank at Heuston station and picked up a guy going to the "Tin Church" in Glassnevin.

He told me where it was, a friendly guy,retired ,slight London accent,when I got to the church on Ballygall Rd. I said where to from here?.
Whare are we?
Opposite the church.
OK let me think for a second,you got here very fast.
You see I am blind, I can see a bit, some people say I see to much.
Then he gave me directions, he is off to London tomorrow on the ferry, spending the night with his old mate who worked for 20 years on the buses in Cricklewood in London.
A very happy man, enjoying life to the full, we both said that we were very glad to have met one another.

Then I met a nurse from India, she has been here for 3 years,she even had a few words of the Irish language
I told her that I would love to go to India some time but I was afraid that a Tiger might eat me.
She had a nice laugh,she said she had never seen a tiger in her life.

You know why you don't see them don't you?
They are hiding you see, waiting for me.
Then the journey was over.

Managed to get over to Aldi in Ballymun to get dog snacks and food.
For every €100 I spend there I reckon I save €60 compared to prices in my local shop.
I was buying a tray of dog food there one day and an auld wan said.

"Dats very dear dat dog food"
"No missus says I, the kids would eat nothing else....Meatballs"

Her jaw dropped as I walkednoff with a tray full of food.

Aldi do instant pasta meals for €1.50 and they are grand.
Lidl do Chinese meals for under €5

A sandwitch in Spar is €5 and a Chinese meal is €16.00
Buy Freeway 6 pack for .60c each compared to €1.60 in Spar

Jonnie has done more for the childrens special day our than anyone else.
Keep it up. Happyness, Happyness..............
Those Scouse girls have a lovely laugh.

And just in case you are thinking of buying a taxi.
Look at my video first.Look there is not even people waiting at the rank.


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