Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As the taxi driver said to the Hooker "A hundred pounds? If I had that much I would take a photograph of it.
The Pillar room of the Rotunda, what a fantastic room.
It is now sub divided.
The new HQ for the Anglo Irish Bank. This bank broke the nation and it will probably never be finished.
Well today I was tested for the knowledge of the PSV rules in Barrow St.
45 mins including check in time.
I got a letter telling me to apply for the manual a while back, then I lost the letter and they told me that they would not give me the manual without the letter.
Now the only letter I got was the first letter telling me to apply for the manual. I never got a second one with the hologram thing on it.
"No letter no manual" So I borrowed a manual and read it at the rank one day.
What do you know, I passed !
For anyone who has been driving a taxi for a number of years it is a total waste of time. But it is free if you do it before a certain date.
Death by 1,000 knife cuts.
I must tell you about a Japanese girl I met coming back to Ireland on the ferry.
She had a really good English accent, so good that I had to inquire further.
She is an interpreter and she thought it quite funny that I thought it unusual that her accent was so good. "Imagine if your interpreter spoke English so badly that they couldn't be understood?"
But her accent was quite a mix. Then she told me that she had worked in New Zealand, that was the extra zing to her accent.
She was a bright you thing and she worked for an Internet company which would help small and medium sized companies promote themselves on the Internet.
"Look at this doll, do you know its significance?
Well it is called KOKESHI doll KO meaning child and Keshi meaning delete.
Many years ago in Japan when people had large families if there was a famine the people would have had to sacrifice a child, just so that the others would have enough to live. Then they would keep the doll in memory of the lost child."
I Googled it and it seems to be more of an artisan craft now. Strange to say we have a proper one but we used him for darning socks for years (not now as socks are cheap)
Just a minute with regard to sport. Football is so over rated.
This has to be the best spectator sport of all time.
Sport its all some men think about.