Friday, January 11, 2013
A man gets into a taxi
A man gets into a taxi and leaves a story behind
How was your Christmas John ? (looking at the ID badge)
Well for me I don't like it. Too much excess, drinking eating and wild carrying on.
Its great for the kids
But people go too far, many people drink themselves to death.
You're right there he said.
I'm a ships captain and a few years ago I paid the men off on Christmas eve morning and went off home to have a few days rest. The day after St.Stephens day a police car arrived at my home. They had a body in the morgue which they thought I could identify it.
We drove around to the city morgue.
We put on surgical masks and white coats and were led downstairs.
The first thing we noticed was the smell. Vomit Urine Shit and Alcohol everywhere, we walked into a room where there were 12 or 15 bodies lying on trolleys, each one naked with a label on their toe.
No sheets covering the bodies.
My man was in his early 50s he had died of a heart attack and was found by his flatmate.
So tracing relatives and getting the body became my next priority.
I asked the porter why the place was such a mess. "Holidays,too many dying and unable to contact next of kin. They should be all gone from here in 2 or 3 days"
So the day after we put wheels in motion to have him buried.
I know that porter was battle hardened man and few things he would see would shock him, but it shocked me.
Listen have a good new year and look after yourself, and he was gone
So as you go around your day other peoples lives are evolving and ending all around you.
A sad picture in the paper the other day of a young man on release to attend his fathers funeral.
The son is accused of murdering him.
Little girls like to dress up and Julie Feeney is no exception.
It must have take ages to make this great video.
I missed this at Christmas, bit why not now?
Brendan Grace Just for laughs
The day Bollywood came to Dublin