Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Thank you

Just a few lines to say a big thank you to all my customers and the many blog followers from around the world.
Its been a good year for me.
No great illness in the immediate family.
My sons nephew developed Leukemia but thanks to all the doctors he is set to go back to school after Christmas DV

We take a lot of things for granted for sure and our health is often the price we pay.

There is a blog written by an Australian nurse who worked in a hospice with people who were dying, she held their hand and asked about their regrets.
I think the book she wrote was called "Regrets I,ve had a few"
I regret I can't find it !!
But google Robin Sharma and listen to  a few of his talks on YouTube and it will help you yo balance your life for 2019

Over the last few days there was an evection on a farmhouse where 3 elderly people were kicked out of their home by a bunch of thugs employed by the bank. They owed a lot of money for sure.
The enforcers were dressed in black and wore balaclavas.
On video one of theneighbours asked
"How do you feel yo be doing this to a fellow Irishman"
His reply was "I'm not Irish I'm English"

Well later that night a group of balaclava wearing people arrived wirh clubs and iron bars,
They used a chainsaw to cut through the front  door and hammered them. Four were sent to hospital.
The rest of them fled across the fields.
They also had an alsatian dog to stand guard but the dog was killed.
All the cars and jeeps which they had used to bring them down to the farm were torched.
The invaders on the night singled out the ringleader and told to him his name and his home address.
So he now knows that HE can be found as well.
The next time he will not be as cockey.

There is no right side to what happened, no matter how much money was owed the actions on both were wrong.
I never saw any of the Princes of the banking scandal having had their property siezed in the dead of night.

So goodnight to one and all, may your God bless you until we meet again. 
Remember if you break wind blame the dog

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mama won't you buy me a Mercedies benz

Sunrise, much better in real life

For this month on my vintage car callender we have the wonderful Ford Mustang
The above car was designed by Lee Iacocca  I put the video of Jay Leno and himself looking over the Mustang now 50 years old.
TheMustang stopped Ford going bankrupt, Lee also rescued Chrysler.
A bit of a legend, there is one around the corner from me.

I am barred from my local pub for 3 years now and a customer today asked me what I did.
Well there was a girl in a wheelchair and the bar man couldn't see her.
She asked me to call Andy so she could get a drink.
Andy was watching a replay of the Grand National, but I called his name 3 times getting louder each time.
Finally I said "Andy! are you feckin deaf?"
He turned around and said. "What did you say ?"
I just said that he could hear me fine that time  BUT
he took my pint, poured it down the sink, he gave me a refund and told me to never come back.

I spoke to the owner and he said that I shouldn't have said that. Not a word about Andy watching TV

The girl in the car works in PR and told me to go back to apolagise when the pub is busy and say in a loud voice.

"Andy I am sorry for calling you deaf.
When you did not want to serve Cora a drink because you were watching TV.
Well she is dead now.
I know you much prefer to watch television and send stuff on your fone rather than serve customers.
I am sorry that you can't do your job like a normal person.

I hope you can accept my apology

So I just called in to wish all my friends who did not back me up 3 years ago a happy Christmas.

I think I will employ her for sure !

 All the amature drinkers are out  and the usual mayhem is following.
There should be a STOP BUTTON on peoples heads which stops them drinking after a certain amount. At least drunk driving seem to be hit on the head.
Or is it ?
1/5 of the cars in my local supermarket are not insured, or so they say !
People on suspended driving licences do not surrender them and just continue driving.
Which is why in many cases when you get a smack from another car the car just keeps on going.

Its a bit mad

I heard this song on the radio the other day.
It would make a great party piece.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

A man who never made a mistake made nothing

 I had to do a repair on the mixer tap in the kitchen
"Buy a good one" said the boss.
Then after 2 weeks of nagging I turned off the water and set to work.
Not a big problem really except for the fixing nut at the back of the unit.
I couldn't get it tightnedso after a full days thought I went back to the plumbers merchants where I got a set of tube like wrenches which did the job.
I will share a great secret with you when the book is published.

Today as I swung past the bus garage I noticed there were no taxis there, so I swung in and picked up a young lady who was waiting. She gave me an address then she told me it was in Lucan.
So off we went and as we passed down along the Quays I turned on the satnav.
Now lately the satnav is in a slight state of flux.
As we approached Liffey Valley it put me clearly into the left lane, If I had known then what I know now. (Hindsight is 20/20 vision)
She had her sat nav on and assured me that I was in the right lane.
No escape until we reached Blanchardstown and I took a hit on a toll.
I swung around and back through the back roads to The Penny Hill pub !!!!
Oh it is so much better to give destinations via landmarks.
Provided there are not two pubs with the same name like Slatterys.
I had stopped the meter when we had started to go wrong but it was bloody awful the whole thing.
At least she was not going off on an aeroplane or a ship.

We all can make mistakes this is only natural, this is why God put a rubber on the end of the pencil.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Time is moving on Ho Ho Ho

Graham shoes on Wicklow St closing down

Life size toy soldiers in the Westbury Hotel

A Turkey is not just for Christmas

A very strange pop up restaurant. Have supper in Dublin while Jimmy in Australia has breakfast.

Its a strange thing how we go through life wishing that you could change decisions that you made.
A friend of mine who drives a taxi wonders if he had gone left instead of right would his day have worked out better. There is a movie called "Sliding doors" which explores the idea.
As for myself I reckon you make your choices and hope to do better next time.

I had a very toxic lady in the taxi last week
So these pair of women were going into St.Ann St. and as I turned into D'Oleer St the traffic was backed up to let a tram go past.
One of them leaned forward and said."You didn't go the way the SatNav was telling you, so I am only giving you €20. The fair was €25. But what can you do?
Then I noticed that it was on a credit card, so I stuck on another€20 after she left.
I really did it by accident and when it dawned on her that I had taken €40 I could see her running down the road after me.Then the phone starts ringing, so I didn't answer.
Later on I sent a text message to her and to the MyTaxi hq saying that the fair was €25 and she short changed me by €5 and to only refund €15. I went to the office and made my point again.
Guess what the did as I asked.
She was a cheeky smart arsed bitch.

So one of our fellow taxi drivers is Indian looking, though he is as Irish as Guinness stout and he was coming down the Swords road minding his own business when a woman cut across the traffic to turn into the Altzimers place before the Bonnington hotel. Bang and all the airbags explode in the car and he pulls over while they sort things out.
He rang his boss (Hired taxi) who told him to get an ambulance. Then the shock struck him and caused him to vomit on the lawn. When he came back over the lady was laughing and joking with the Garda. They looked at his license for a second and just dismissed him as a stupid Indian.
Meanwhile the lady wrote a three page letter to his insurance company.
The insurance company said it looked bad for him.
So he said the magic words.
"You don't have to take my word, or her word for it. Just look at the footage from my dashcam,"

Her company accepted full liability and he had a months paid holiday.

Never leave home without your dashcam.