Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ireland, Weather, Driving.

Ha! this is just unreal. I spend a lot of my day driving and have gotten used to bad traffic jams, congestion all over the place, grumpy drivers, horns beeping and the general malaise that falls over most of us when not driving for fun.

So anyway, today started out pretty ok as far as the weather was concerned, traffic was slowly moving here and there and all seemed right with the world.

Then 5:00pm arrived and it started raining......It is as if a silent alarm went off in the heads of every motorist in Dublin City. An alarm that cried "GET INTO YOUR CAR AND DRIVE". So leaving a store at 5:30pm and going back into the City Centre usually takes about 30 mins. 1hr 30mins later I am pulling into my car park with a grimace on my face and a strange twitching in my left eyelid.

The whole point of this post is that "THIS IS IRELAND". "IT FECKIN RAINS HERE ALL THE FECKIN TIME!!!" When it snows in Iceland they just get on with it as normal, maybe slap on a couple of chains but otherwise business as normal. Here it just gets crazy. Year after year its the same thing, we just don't learn. 10 minute walks become 30minute drives. "Oh my lordy I cant let my 15year old son get the bus home in this!" Or maybe it is just the stingyness of the Irish coming out.....

What a way to avoid spending money washing your car....

2 comments:

bornunder said...

take heart, the papers in london today are saying theyre going to have to bring in filtered sewerage water as drinking water because it never fekkin rains here, so though it may be slinging it down on you, at least you are not litterally drinking piss water.
www.bornunder.blogspot.com

Dave Williams said...

Whoa, I need to read more papers. That is really bad bornunder, I am sorry to hear it. You have made me feel a lot better about the rain though so thanx