Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Luas kills man

Look at this ! Barley for Guinness all the way from Poland.
How many days driving was that?

A nice bit of design ? Still you can't run down the stairs in the nip.

Tea break in Sandymount.

People are going for job interviews !
I had 3 this week.
I hope they did well.

The Dublin theatre festival is in full swing with all kinds of events taking place on the fringe.
I had 2 ladies heading off to give a workshop. One of the Ladys must have been "someone" as she was going to have an assistant assigned to her for the duration of her stay.
One thing I did overhear from them was that they do not give out free tickets to shows any more. When they did give out free seats people didn't come. So now they give reduced price seats.
If you give something for nothing it will not be appreciated, how very true.

People will walk out in front of cars and buses, earphones turned up to the max, moving in a world of their own tonight the Luas claimed its first life.
A man in his mid 30s.
It happened on Stephens Lane which runs up the hill to Jameses st from Heuston station.
It might be no harm for the police to pull up a few padestrians for Jay walking and walking out in front of traffic just to waken them to the dangers if nothing else.
I for one am sick of it,just walking out in front of traffic when you have a green light. Then if you stop you have to wait for the lights again.

You know we have to take life as it comes, there is no point in complaning about the weather, of how bad business is either.
Just try to change the things we can change and ignore the things we cannot change.

I met up with Seamus a retired taxi driver tonight. We spoke about taxi driving.

He told me about the worst drive of his life.
He was working for Near cabs and got a call to go to Navan.So Seamus picked up this lady in her mid 30s and she was saying that her husband was in hospital, he had had an accident on the way to work.
Earlier that day he had heard of an accident around Navan, later on he found that the driver was dead on arrival in Navan hospital.
In a few seconds Seamus had put 2 and 2 together. Turning off the radio and playing tapes all the way to Navan.
She was giving out yards that she was going to kill him when she got to the hospital.
She never liked him using the minor roads, but he was always late leaving and to avoid the traffic went the back roads.
He let her have her head and when she arrived at the hospital her husbands boss paid the taxi fare.

Seamus spoke about how their lives had changed since he left home that morning.
They had small children to be collected from school.

He sat in the car park and smoked 2 cigarettes before he went back to Dublin.
Perhaps we taxi drivers sometimes think to much.
Perhaps the others think too little.

There is an expression here. "He has a great face for radio"
Quite a great performance but very hard to watch

It should be stated here that the definition of a gentleman is someone who can play the accordion and doesn't.

Or that the definition of an optimist is a gentleman who plays the accordion and feels the need to buy a pager!

Nice though,

I am sure that I have bored you with the concept of the Sundance festival where writers , directors and actors get together and make something.
Here is one of the very best.
The actors, timing and music all perfect and a story line that unravels seamlessly.


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