|Green instead of yellow yolk|
Thursday, September 30, 2010
If its lashing out of the heavens most folk just stay in.
I mean, all these awful 4-letter words!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I have no idea where nearest garage and the fuel gauge says i only have 5 miles left.
How did i end up like this?
Why was i stupid enough to take a run into the backside of nowhere without checking i had enough fuel?
Well first things first it wasn't my fault it was my customers fault, the customer may always be right but that doesn't mean its not there bloody fault.
It was about 3am when i was given the fare which was heading to Ballynahinch, a nice little run so i was well chuffed.
I knew i was a little light on fuel so flicked the car display over to see what fuel i had left in the tank.
45 miles it read.
Ballynahinch is only about 14 miles so I though I was sorted.
I pick up four people and scoot out towards ballynahinch it was a fairly uneventful journey so i wont bore you with details.
The main topic of conversation was horsies!
I know nothing of horsies so I kept quiet, I did managed not to shout there called horses stop talking like your 4 years old.
Anyhoo we arrive in B,nahinch and I'm all ready to take there lovely money when only two punters get out!
Now i can be a wee bit slow sometimes but i am bloody sure i checked they where only going to B,nahinch
Dromore please diver.
Shit that's another 15 miles away!
Ok clam down you have 30 miles left we can get to Dromore and find a garage not a problem.
15 miles later we are rolling through Dromore, my fuel read out how ever has dropped to 10 miles i can only guess that driving on windy back roads uses more fuel than nice civilised duel carriageways.
I ask my punters to keep me right to where they are going, while my grandparents where from dromore my knowledge of dromore ends at "i know where it is!"
So we are heading back out the other side of town in to the country, on roads that make the road from B,nahinch look like a new motorway.
It was kinda like a rollercoaster full of sudden dips, sharp hidden turns and screaming passengers.
After what seems like ages we arrive at their front gate which as it turns out is about a mile from their house up a very potholed path.
My victims sorry punters finally get out and God bless em they tip well.
I am not in the back of beyond with 5 miles of fuel in the tank and i have no idea where the nearest bloody garage is.
My first instinct was to head back to Dromore i knew there is a petrol station there even though i'm kinda sure it's shut at 4am.
I was right.
The only garage i know for sure will be open is Sainsbury's at Sprucefield.
I got to make a run for it.
Now theres a few things you need to know.
1. running out of fuel for a cabby is embarrassing and shouldn't happen, sure i could probably summon help but i would be hearing about it for months.
2. I drive a diesel motor if i do run out of fuel i just cant pop in some more fuel oh no its not that easy, i would have to get towed to a garage so as they can bleed fuel back in to the engine.
Which would cost a bomb!
So with 10 miles to the nearest source of fuel and bugger all in the tank but fumes it begins.
Squeaky bum time.
I am desperately trying to think of way i can save precious fuel so i can eek out every last centimetre of distance so of goes the radio and the air conditioning.
I soon regret turning the radio off not because of the silence, no because now i am managing to convince myself that i can hear funny noises from the engine.
I have even resorted to driving at 56 miles per hour because that the most economical speed to drive at.
(part of me is a bit worried i know that)
9.5 of the slowest most nerve wrecking miles of my life later and my salvation comes into site over the crest of a hill.
I am within the last 100 yards as my poor wee starving motor coughs for the first time.
Thankfully i could coast the last few yards.
I was happier than a fat kid in a sweetie shop never mind slightly relieved.
After putting in a tenners fuel in the fuel light was still on but it was enough to get me home.
So if you want a rush for get roller coasters and bungee jumping and just try getting to the garage when you low on fuel!!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
|This isn't the actual T-Rex but its identical to the one i seen.|
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
As you open the door to any floor, you may choose a man from that floor but if you go up, you cannot go back down except to exit the building. Interesting, right?
So a young woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband.
On the first floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men have jobs. The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's better than my last boyfriend, but I wonder what's further up?"
So up she goes.
The second floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love kids. The woman remarks to herself, "That's great, but I wonder what's further up?"
And up she goes again.
The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking. "Hmmm, better" she says. "But I wonder what's upstairs?"
The fourth floor sign reads: Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework.
"Wow!" exclaims the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more further up!"
And again she heads up another flight.
The fifth floor sign reads: Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak.
"Oh, mercy me! But just think... what must be awaiting me further on?"
So up to the sixth floor she goes.
The sixth floor sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 7,548,652 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor only exists as proof that women are impossible to please.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Last night was probably the first decently busy night we have had in a while.
I was kept busy right through until about 7.30am and by the time i got home and managed to pry myself from behind the wheel i was stiff as a board.
I also had a lot of folks from over sea's in the cab last night.
I had the usual Australians, New Zealanders ,Polish and Latvians.
But i also had Americans, Canadians (who where annoyed that people thought they where Americans), a couple of Swiss and my first Chilean!
The Chilean guy was touring Ireland and was in Belfast for the weekend, he had just finished six weeks in Norway!
I picked him up at a fairly swank hotel so i doubt he was doing it on the cheap!
He was also the first person to ask if i accepted credit cards!
I know that in london and other major capitals some cab do take credit cards and wonder if setting up a credit card system would be worth while.
there are companies that would allow me to take credit card payments via my mobile using an app.
Would anyone use this even if it meant a 10% surcharge on the fair?
Saturday, September 18, 2010
|Ok so you wont get a whole steak but u might get a bit|
The Taste Northern Ireland Garden Party, which is jointly organised by Belfast City Council and Tesco, takes place in Botanic Gardens over the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September.
Nibble on food samples, see some of Belfast`s leading chefs cooking up a storm, enjoy activities in the Kid's Zone, and soak up live music and entertainment - all for free!
The event will showcase Northern Ireland's best loved food and drinks companies who are local suppliers to Tesco.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
He said "see the dung from you ass, you pick up a the dung"
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Reverend Deadeye's No Man Gospel Band
Strictly Come Barn Dancing Beard grooming
Helium karaoke Cupcake Corner Chilli Market
Black Market Cajun Café Record fair
Vintage Rocks hairstyling Vintage clothing
Tattoo & body painting by Alternative Ink
No Alibis book tent with gigs n’ readings
Seaside photoboard Rock n’ Roll cookery demos
plus courtyard seating, outdoor bar & hot food stalls