Friday, August 10, 2012
DublinHorse show coming soon
Welcome to Dublin Clara and Laura from Switzerland.First time in Ireland
This is a cloud burst that looked like the end of the world.
Just a thought for your future,
Another photo of that dream boat which would be yours to rent if you won the Euromillions
The Dublin taxi driver must be the ultimate pessimist.
Any good idea will be shot down by them.
What good is that old HailO system? Did they ever send you any work?
I tel them I got 4 jobs in 2 weeks from it.
There you are, its useless!
Then I tell them I had 6 credit card transactions, one was a job to Navan which netted me €100.
I can't remember the last time I had a €100 taxi fare.
Th important thing is that when the public start to use the app that there are taxis around to respond, so first of all we have to be ready for when the work comes.
Girls out for the night are delighted with the system.
"So you are telling me that I will know what the taxi driver looks like?
I will know his roof sign number?
Plus I can see how many minutes away he is?
And I can see him coming to me on my Ifone on a map?
Oh Yes I want that.
So I agree with the guys who moan and think to myself. Go on and pay €120 per week rental to your radio company, and don't forget to give 20% discount or more, at your own expense.
There is a radio cab company in this town who rents out taxis. The rent is €360 per week.
This gives you an insured car, repairs and maintenance plus the business you will get via the radio. Then you have to buy fuel, give 20 to 30 % discount on fares.
So for 6 days it costs you €60 per day
That means that you will have to take in between €70 to €80 just to break even.
Then if you have a bit of a bang ! You are liable for the first €800 of any damage.
My friends when you are down on your luck there are people ready to help you.
The money lender with a rate of interest that is immoral.
The slum landlord who will give you a cockroach and mice infested apartment for a sky high subsidised rent.
But the bank manager will only give you a loan when he has established that you don't need it at all.
Such is life.