Saturday, September 22, 2012
A moment in time
Oh what a beautiful morning The weather has got much cooler and the rain is gone for today.
The apples from my trees are nearly all picked and life goes on.
I am back at home having breakfast just after dropping a French lady at the zoo, a Googler by profession. She is off to do a charity face painting for the day. Her heart is in the right place.
I told her of my wish that Google would do "Faces of the world"
Imagine clicking on southern Spain and seeing what male or female /20 to 30 might look like. Then with a split screen compare with Libya or any other country.
This for me is the fantastic part of my job. Kurdish, Russian, Ethiopian, Brazilian, Polish and Mexicans jump in and out of my taxi every day.
I love all the slight differences which make up the citizens of our world.
The first time I saw Paris I had never seen such a mix of different races,it was just like Dublin is now. She told me to go to Ikea in Paris, this is where the young married people go and there you will see many children of mixed parents, the new French.
Once a long time ago I picked up a lady of Philippino origin. She was looking 20 years younger than her age (really) and she had 4 different races in her lineage. As far as I remember she had green eyes. She let me take her photo and I put it on my blog a long time ago, she was happy when she eaw it and her family back home also saw it. I hope she is well.
Yesterday I had a lady heading off to the high speed ferry, and she told me her life's story in the 20 minutes it took to get there.
Married to a soldier when she was young they couldn't get a bank loan to buy a house. The main reason for that was that things that went on in the army was secret so the bank would not lend them money without knowing the specifics.. Therefore they were on the council waiting list for ages until one day she found out that a local publican had been given a house for his recently married daughter, while they had been waiting for years to get a council house. To avoid the word getting out to the public they got a house which they bought over time.
When her husband retired the job situation got very bad here. So they loaded up the car with 2 kids and drove on to the boat and ended up in London. They knew no one there on arrival but established themselves. She became a pub landlady and I forget what he did at that time. Then they applied for and got a "Green card" and went to America. They did really well there and still have a holiday home in Florida. Her health was failing owing to arthritis, so once again the rolled up the tent and came back home.
Today she was off to visit her son while his wife is having another baby.
So she is in Derby today awaiting the new arrival. Some people will hardly divulge their destination, others give their life's story.
Google are changing things for the blog, lets hope it is not like the last time when I couldn't publish for a few weeks.
Once in a while a guy will cut out in front of you and give you a rude gesture.
Other times you will let someone into traffic and you don' even get a smile in thanks.
It is very important that you drop that aggression which will build up inside you,if you let it.
At the top of Oswald Rd beside the Star of the sea church there is a bunch of withered flowers and a photo.
A while ago 2 drivers had an argument, one driver had a Hurley stick and he smacked the other on the head. The victim thought nothing more of it, a bit of a headache...thats all,
LATER THAT NIGHT HE FELL INTO A COMA AND DIED IN HOSPITAL.
He had internal bleeding.
Well it was the victims birthday.
We miss you Dad
So don't let the monster emerge, stay calm and remember the meter is still running.