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The rambling thoughts of an Irish Grandad



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By: Jim C

Thu, 17 Sep 2009 03:43:14 +0000

I sometimes visit a restaurant in Anncey. It is on the edge of a tall cliff. The area is popular with parasails and hang gliders. They built a wooden platform over hanging the cliff to launch from. In the USA that would never happen. There would be a fence, warning signs, legal wavers to be signed, guards, and even then the restaurant would never be able to get insurance for fear someone might get hurt. I ask my French colleagues about this. The answer, if you fall off the platform, it is your fault, why should the restaurant pay?



By: Sean

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 23:26:41 +0000

Not a bit scared of rabid dogs or Princess Di's necklaces but after K8's run-in with the provisional wing of An Taisce, I'm staying well out of her way.



By: Grandad

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 23:19:12 +0000

Dorothy - I am sooo glad to hear that.  I really was wrestling with my conscience.  Is is OK for Catholics to vote no as well??

Sean - Head Rambles Manor, Kill, Co Wicklow.  Just watch out for the minefields, the electric fences and the mad neighbour's dog.  Oh!  And our K8 is staying there so you have to watch out for a rabid TAT as well.

"with a unique turn of phrase"  Heh!




By: Dorothy

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 23:14:02 +0000

... with a unique turn of phrase



By: Sean

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 23:01:27 +0000

We're a horrible shower of thieving cunts. Where did you say you lived again?



By: Dorothy

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 22:57:24 +0000

I've just found another example of this in the breaking news section of The Irish Times - Catholics can vote yes to Lison... isn't that a relief? Our catholic community, or those still hanging on to it, didn't know what to do - - have to be friggin' told, it's OK good children, you're not going to hell if you vote 'yes'. What a load of bollix!



By: Grandad

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:31:51 +0000

TheChrisD - Looks light you may have an enlightened chemist on your hands?  As far as I am aware they are not supposed to sell more than 24 at a time.

John - Is every Irish person to be considered a suicide risk?  I agree about the drink though.  I didn't mention it above but I have not seen anyone drinking more than a glass of beer here.  Occasionally, someone will have a second glass but that is about it.  The Irish do have an apalling attitude to drink, and it seems to be getting worse.  The modern teen seems to think that a "good night out" is a case of getting hammered as quickly as possible.

I have always been agast at the very lax gun laws in the states, but I am beginning to wonder - if guns were so freely available in Ireland, would the politicians be a tad more respectful???   Food for thought?  Hah!




By: John Mortell

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:01:49 +0000

Grandad, the 'Irish attitude' to 'knick what you can' may be somewhat true alrite...On the tablets though, I think (tho don't ask me to source it) that its to do with suicide prevention... i.e, have a lesser amount of tablets... ... which ties into something else actually, the attitude towards drink (namely, stop drunks going for an overdose).. .. and Fireworks too.. drunk Irish people + easily available fireworks? Tho, I suppose its a good idea really, as otherwise we might aim them all at the Dáil, get some use out of our politicians!



By: TheChrisD

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:29:49 +0000

We're limited to buying 24 Nurofen tablets at a time...? I've never had any issues buying 48 at once...



By: Grandad

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:15:53 +0000

Terence - The way things are going, I may join you.  Or rather, I may just not bother my arse returning in the first place.

Doc - I thought you were treated with a little more respect Over There?  I mean they allow you to buy guns don't they?  Can you imagine the Irish being allowed to buy guns?  For fuck's sake, we might actually hurt someone.  [*Too fucking right.  Ahern would be first in my sights.  Heh!*]