Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wheres Eddie ?

This is how the Garda park, on the footpath and 2 wheels on double yellow lines and the other side of the car blocking the footpath.
They never get clamped.

Isn't this a beautiful house?

The conference center from the new bridge

A Russian lady contacted me today, she is looking for an Irish taxi driver called Eddie..( could that be him third one in on my list of followers?) She was having a row with her husband and then talked to the driver for a long time. That was sometime between the 18th and 21st of March. Does it ring a bell?
I will be putting up a notice in the Kesh with my contact number tomorrow.

Can you hear bells?

I feel like I have been mugged.
My licence is due for renewal so I booked into all the test centers. Then there is a scratch and a scuff mark on the car, so I went down to the local panel beater to have it touched up.
Now I thought it would be a 20 minute job but no at 4pm when I rang he told me he had beaten out the dent, filled it in and sanded it down and had given it a coat of primer, tomorrow undercoat and then finish it off..Call for it on Thursday morning.
Tues to Thursday off for nothing and God knows what is this going to cost?
I should have bought an aerosol from Garry behind Guinness !
Hindsight is 20/20 vision.
The laptop can be a bit absorbing so it was sitting beside me at the dinner table, I reached over for the salt and knocked the pint of milk right over the keypad.
I turned it upside and pulled out the plug...I shook it a few times and let it dry out. Then I rang a few people in the know..The best advice was take out the battery, which was out at the time anyhow and not to attempt to start it up until it was completely dry.
Then my friend rang me back...Milk, no you will have to clean the milk off it will start to rot and destroy all the contacts in the computer. So I found a place in Capel St. Hua Wei Pc Center. There is a Chinese vase center beside it with the most amazing pieces, thing is you would need a big house for most of the pieces.

On the rank the other day a driver told me he had been taken to court the week before and fined e400 His sin was to have been caught in the bus lane trying to get on to the rank. 2 wheels on the grass 2 in the bus lane.
He was never approached by a Garda, they caught him on camera as they drove past.
This is the piece I find appalling, he got no fine in the post and the first thing he heard was a summons to go to court. He told the Judge he never got a notification of the fine and the Judge said he didn't believe him, even if he swore on the bible.
He was going to fine him e500, but reduced it to e400.The driver told me that the hasstle of trying to make a living is killing him he is selling his taxi.

The same Judge fined a guy e1200 for walking his dog. Off the lead e400, having no muzzle on the dog e400 and having no dog licence e400..That Judge must have come from another planet for sure.

A taxi crashed into another taxi The Irish taxi driver got out and had words with the other driver who agreed to pay for the damage. The driver was not happy and called the police, strange to say they came. The driver who caused the accident had no drivers licence no PSV licence and the only ID he had was a refugee application number..The taxi was rented out so the Garda took away the roof sign and told the guy to come into the station tomorrow with correct documents and he could have the taxi sign back..Surley the car should have been taken away? without licences he would not be insured?
Driving a taxi without being vetted by the police, is not a good idea either.

The world has gone mad.

Bankers get into bed with developers who in turn lick the arses of politicians, then the building GAME explodes leaving debts of Billions !
And we pay.

Only a few would not see that the minister of finance at the time is now prime minister, the previous prime minister was Bertie Ahern before he took that post he was minister of finance... If this was America they would all be in San Quentin jail..
It is so annoying to me to find that every family in Ireland is now saddled with a e27,000 debt and no one is held accountable.
In fact all the guilty party's have feathered their nests very well. their assets have been transferred to wives and siblings.

I can still hear the party going on over the wall and I am as mad as hell..


  1. I think all TDs and Minsters are a lack of space and time and i am speaking from my own local experience and in my town we got a TD promoted to Minster of something and other etc, I am still waiting for a light on the road off my estate after 4 years they just pass the buck, Yes some of the TDs do actually do something but this plonker has failed in my view

  2. stipes7:35 AM

    @richie, thats part of the problem, too many td's fixing broken lamposts

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