Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St Paddy's na rather not

Morning folks,

i ain't working today no how no way no chance i intend to spend today hiding safely in the house.

Today is one of the dreaded three day that only idiots, fools and really really skint taxi drivers work.

The dreaded three are of course St Paddy's day, the twelfth of July and the scariest of the lot Mothers Day.

The main reason we dread them so much is of course is that theres too much drink taken by those who normally don't drink and cant to handle it, not that I'm against alcohol but laying face down in a puddle of my own vomit while peeing myself ain't my idea of a good time.
Green vomit is damn hard to get out of back seat upholstery.

Nope I'm staying where its safe right here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

skint again!!

Oh well another week over and once again we are left wondering why we bother!!

Sorry i don't mean to sound so pessimistic but ach its been one of those weeks haven't managed to put in a decent days work.

I had so many things i have had to do during the hours i normally would work, doctors, getting car serviced, getting counselling to help with shock of the price of getting the car serviced and time off due to lack of sleep!

I am not sleeping at nights for various reasons of which i wont bore you but need less to say i am in pain something i don't do that well, so i am being left unfit to drive.

Some would go to work anyway and i must admit i have been tempted but though better of it don't think Mrsbelfasttaxi would be happy if i rapped the car around a lamp post .
Shes pretty attached to the car!!

Anyway all the above has left us short of cash and me felling guilty despite the best efforts of my beloved. Thanks to her efforts we can pay the bills this week but due to my time off we have nothing left for spends which has been the case for a few weeks now.
Its just starting to get depressing i know struggling but its hard to take when you know its down to your lack of work.

Any way my next post will be about the day all taxi drivers fear and only the fool hardy work! MOTHERS DAY!! Lord even typing it makes me shudder.
till then

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Worst customer ever!!!

I like meeting different people its one of the reasons i do the job i do and i think for the most part i get on with the vast majority.

I have picked up everyone from high powered business men and the odd celebrity to O.A.Ps and homeless drunks.

They all get treated the same, well OK i don't help businessmen out of the car like i do with O.A.Ps but you know what i mean. I will do what ever i can to make the drive as pleasant as i can with in reason so long as it doesn't involve listening to country music.

There is one kind of customer that sends me over the edge though and makes me want ta hit them repeatedly with something heavy until there is nothing left but a bloody mangled corpse.
I hate people who look down on others,because they think there better that everyone else. Worst about these pompous twats is they come in all shapes and sizes and in all guises too.

The horrid auld crone i gone today took the biscuit, I arrived at her house in galwally about midday sent through call back to let her know that i was there and waited.
I was about to put it down as a no job when a middle aged lady open the door and shot me a dirty look, i thought OK i got a moody one here and decided to be polite but not to make much chatter.

Well furnished locking the 40 different locks on here front door and made her way to the car she then stood out side the car for about a minute.
At this point i thought i would ask if everything was alright i don't mind punter taken there time but this was starting to take the piss, it was at this point she informed me that she was waiting for me to open the door for her.

Its not locked i said then it clicked she as she looked at me with a look of sheer horror i was ment to get out of the car and open her door for her butler style!!!

I mean what the fuck, i have no problem helping anyone who needs it you know O.A.Ps and the disabled hell anyone who asks me nicely but to just expect someone to open the door for you because you think your special na don't think so.

The ignorant shite then spent the entire journey criticizing my car, my driving style, random people at the side of the road i never anyone with such an ego before or since.

At the end of the journey she made a point of handing me exactly the right change a whole £3 just in case i tryed to steal her penny's.

Still at least she was getting out although i though i might have to put my coat over the pavement so her feet didn't get wet!

Pray to God i never get her again

Rip off time again!

Not working today, going to get riped of again aka "get the car serviced" so wont have much to talk about later. If i can i will let you in on my worse customer ever.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Poor greek lady!!!

This morning at 5 am as i wedged my oversize bottom into cab i heard that another poor soul had his life taken from him by some very evil men, if i was depressed after what happen on Saturday night i was now in the depts of despair.

You see i love my country and more than that i love the people of my country no matter if they are on the green or the blue side of the divide,i have family on both.

The people of Northern Ireland and Ireland are for the most part friendly welcoming people who enjoy the company of others this may be one reason that Belfast has become 1 of the top 5 places folks from the UK head to for a weekend away.

I was touched today by a middle aged Greek lady who has lived here for about the last 15 years, she had not heard the news about the policeman killed last night and after hearing on the radio
she started to sob.

In the years she has lived here she fell in love with the people here and now thinks of Belfast as her home, she was frightened that the madness of the last few day would spread and she would have to leave.

Cannot help but think she loves this place and its peoples more than those indoctrinated murderer's could ever do.


Sunday, March 08, 2009

NO NO Not this again.......................

Two shot dead at Antrim army base

Massereene Army base in Antrim
It is believed that there were two long busts of gunfire during the incident

Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at an Army base in County Antrim, police said.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said two further military personnel and two civilians, all believed to be male, were were in a serious condition.

The incident took place at the Massereene Army base in Antrim, 16 miles north of Belfast, at 2140 GMT.

Tonight a handfull of fools have tryed to drag both sets of people of this Island back too the dark dark days of are past. God willing they will not succed.

My thoughts and prayer are with they familys of those injured and killed.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

£25 for a Lightbulb?

This morning i had to take my motor to the car dealership, like a lot of taxi drivers in Belfast and the rest of northern ireland i drive a Skoda Superb.

I have very few complaints about the superb its over all really quit a good car and plenty of space for passangers and there luggage but one of the few things that does piss me of is that its next to impossible to change the headlight bulbs yourself.

I spent and hour of my life in Mervyn Stewards dealership this morning! for any other car i have had changing the bulbs was a two minute affair and cost about 2 quid.

Being a taxi driver i don't like spending money (have been accused of squeaking when i walk) i think its a bit much to charge £25 to change a bulb and take an hour and a bit to do it!
But it was ether pay up or get out my socket set and try to figure out what the idiot who designed the headlight was up too and which drugs he was on at the time.

Oh well at least i will get to work tonight (joy)

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