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Fantabulous Foto Friday

Today on the bus, I sat across a woman who took her shoes off and began scratching between her toes.
Her feet stank.
A few minutes later, she began chewing each and every one of her finger nails while making slurping noises.
She then proceeded to pick dirt from between her teeth with the bitten-off nail pieces.
After that, I watched in horror as she had a good pick of her nose, wiped the discovered treasures on the back of her hand and then sucked them off a little while later.

This is one of the milder experiences I’ve had since deciding to get the bus to and from work instead of the tram to save money.

Here are some modes of transport I’d much rather be taking…

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A little rant about….Fellow Passengers

I have always had a love-hate relationship with public transport.

I love taking the bus for long journeys and just watching people and houses and fields sail by.
I love how the gentle hum of the engine never fails to rock me to sleep.

I like nothing about the Luas (Dublin tram service) because is a disgustingly modern and capitalist creation.

But I do love the bus and trains.
And sorta hate them

When it comes to buses, I hate having to wait and wait without any idea when the bloody thing is going to come.
I hate that when it’s raining, you’ll always have to wait longer.

I hate that other bus drivers get preferential treatment. I get so angry when I see an off-shift driver strut up at the last second and stand ten or more feet away from the stop and the crowd of commuters because guess what!? The bus will stop where their driver buddy is standing and on he’ll hop with a wink and take the nicest seat right down the back. Meanwhile, us eejits who have formed our own fair lines AT THE STOP are lefting charging down to bus and those who were first (and were waiting longest) are stuck at the back of the queue and left standing.

And don’t get me started on the Luas and the cramfest!
Or the fact that their seats are ridiculously few and very uncomfortable!
Or the drivers who shut the doors on you and then sit at the stop for two more minutes, making you incredibly late for work and with angry tears welling up in your eyes. (I’m very emotional in the mornings).

But MOST of all, I hate the people.
Wouldn’t the world just be lovely if there were no people?
(Oh except you lovely Readers….you guys will be spared during my rampage!)
And I hate the people for the following reasons:

  • People who skip make-shift queues made at a bus or Luas stop.
  • Coin people who queue in the ticket line on the bus because it’s shorter and then hold everyone up when they push their way to the coin slot …and then get ahead of everyone to get the best seat.
  • People who sit beside you when there are LOADS of empty two-seater seats.
  • People who put their bags on the seat next to them when the bus/Luas is jam packed and then given the person who asks them to move them they dirtiest of looks!
  • Really fat people who take up their seat and most of yours…you know what? If you’re not going to buy two tickets, then STAND. (God I’m going to hell).
  • People who shove their bags/guitars/suitcases into the foot space in four-seater sections (two seats facing two seats) and don’t give a damn that you’ve no room and that your feet are at creepy angles.
  • Old people who get the bus/Luas during PEAK RUSH HOUR to go shopping or to meet Mavis for cakes. Feck off, you’re not getting my seat.
  • Guys who leave girls to stand for old people/pregnant women. Now this isn’t a sexist thing, but guys are physically stronger than women naturally so they’re better able to handle standing. My main problem though is when a guy is sitting on the outside seat, he sees an old person come on, he pretends to be asleep and then the girl on the inside seat is forced to get up.
  • Standing people who take free seats from other standing people who have been standing longer…sure there aren’t any rules in writing, but what the hell happened to good old fashioned manners and fair play?
  • People who use up all the arm room out of selfishness and not for size reasons.
  • People reading a newspaper who have it hanging all over your personal space.
  • Standing people who try to punish sitting people for getting a seat by leaning against them or jamming their bags into them or constantly pulling their hair as they hold onto the handles.
  • People who get on the bus during rush hour when you’re BARELY making it in on time for work and then spend 10mins questioning the bus driver on every bus route in the area …and then get off. USE A BLOODY BUS MAP OR LOOK IT UP ONLINE BEFOREHAND!!!!
  • People who smoke upstairs on the bus. You’re not cool, you’re not being sneaky, everyone bloody knows what you’re doing and they all think you’re a sap!

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Fantabulous Foto Friday and a Review

This week…

  • I rekindled my childhood love of the Eurovision. So many awful songs, so many strange voting choices. Poland decided that half-raping dancers on stage was a Good Thing and Israel didn’t see a need to form a melody for their entry (just stand on stage and wail randomly). Oh and Ireland got through. And are being tipped as a potential winner.
    I am not at all biased here.
    The Ireland entry is not good.
    The Irish singer is not good.
    I’m all about Belgium and Germany and to a lesser extent, Cyprus.
    Guilty pleasures include The Netherlands and Slovenia…awesome.
  • Scaring the shite out of people is HILARIOUS! I have a habit of randomly standing behind doors and shouting at The Boy when he opens it, resulting in the poor lad pooping himself.
    I don’t do it a lot, because it won’t scare him if he’s expecting.
    Yesterday I outdid myself.
    He went out to put bag in the bin and as I went to turn on the water-heating-device to wash my hair, I suddenly decided it would be hilarious to hide in the cupboard the heating system is in (which is right beside the front door) and then jump out.
    So when The Boy walked in and turned to close the door, I leapt out shrieking, he jumped and also shrieked (although he says that I was shrieking so much it made it SOUND like he did it) and clutched his heart and knelt on the floor for a while.
    Classic stuff!
    Although I am a little worried I’m going to cause him a stroke one of these days…
  • One of my school friends is getting married in a couple of weeks! It’s really exciting!!! Although I can’t see anyone else I know getting married for at least another five years so that’s a little sad.
  • Today’s theme is something along the lines of transport…because I really want to take a train…uhm…yeah…so not the best theme, but the pictures are pretty…stop with your judging eyes…it’s MY blog so I can do what I want…STOP WITH THE GUILT…

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Trop Belle

I finally found some decent stills of the new Chanel ad featuring the exquisite Audrey Tautou…

I also love these Behind The Scenes shots….

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