Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Fire causes delays
When I saw this ad I thought .
What are they selling?
A pony makes its way to the market in Smithfield.
This market has been banned at present.
Well I am still here and still farting about!
My life seems to have lost its rudder at present.
I work to pay the bills and then I work again.
Hi Ho, I owe, so off to work I go.
I had a lucky escape the other night. The lady lived in Portabello and was a bit vague as to exactly where she lived. Lenox st. No cross the bridge to Rathmines rd. Into Grove Park, out on to the canal again, turn right then cross the road again.
I turned into where Taylor signs used to be when I heard a mighty crash.
"Mind the chain"
Some arsehole had put a black chain across the parking area and it almost broke my windscreen.
I have had all the small scratches taken out of my paintwork for the NCT and I was seething with rage.
I imagined that there would be scrapes along the bonnet of the car and a cracked windscreen.
She paid me and took her 50 cent change and got out.
The second I started to reverse I saw my problem.
If I had damaged the paintwork driving in, the chain would do more damage while I drove out.
So I turned off the engine and got out for a think.
Eureka! I wrapped my jacket around the chain which lifted it above the car and as I went back the coat slid down the bonnet (OK hood)
Very little damage done (Someone is looking after me)
Today the Luas is not running into the city center from Tallagh,it stops at Heuston.
There was a fire near Benburb St. and they are afraid that the damaged building is going to fall on to the Luas line.
So this morning I got 2 guys from Mauritius going to Ballymount, they didn't understand that the Luas would have brought them to work. It was the other direction that was affected.
Still they were happy to be on the move.
Then when I came back into Heuston station there was a line of taxis way back. So I drove past them. There was a hold up at the top of the queue, people taking one or 2 taxis at the head of the line and waiting for the cars to move up. Instead they should take 6 cars and be waiting for the next 6 to pull up.
So I drove around the block.
When I rejoined the taxi queue Joe came up to me.
"You are one lucky bastard you are, you drove past the queue of taxis in the bus lane and one minute later a police car with a camera in the back drove past us all.
We will all be fined."
One other thing that happened was a girl who had come back from Australia was in the taxi and when she got into town she handed me €24 for a €12 fare and told me to keep the change!
I know what happened. click here In Oz the $10 is blue.
In reality I am annoyed because she was getting out against the lights so even if she had left me short I wouldn't have been able to check it.
Though she lives somewhere close to me, if I see her before she goes back she I will return it. If not I swear it will go to a charity.
She is 9 years in Sydney and said that it would be a very hard place to leave.
I do believe that God tests you.
You find a wallet stuffed full of money, you drive to Foxrock to the address on the driving licence.
There is €400 inside.
You knock on the door and the woman of the house comes out.
"I found this in my taxi,I thought you would like it back"
She takes it,looks inside, counts the money and closes the door in your face.
No thank you, no reward.
But are you are honest the next time ?.
I once returned a wallet by registered post with £600 sterling and around £500 Irish.
Yes folks Punts, real money
I thought I had taken enough for postage only to find that it cost me around £2 extra to post it.
I never even got a thank you.
But I know that things will come around, his fortune will turn and the Gods will remember his mean spirit, it would have only taken him a moment to send a letter or to phone me.
Such is life.
Amazon.com delivered a new mains charger and battery for my camera today.
I mislaid my charger on the trip from Blackpool, so no photos of the big St.Patrick's day.
This is the product they were selling !