Blog DOB: 14 Jan, 2013
I have just completed my 5km morning walk. On returning to the Car Park I noticed an foreign registered car a few places up from where I had parked my car.As I had just completed something healthy I decided to have a cigerette just in case I had prolonged my life expectancy.
When I was sitting there listening to "Deacon Blue" comtemplating the issues of the day, I noticed the woman in the car was attempting to change a toddlers nappy on the back seat. As a parent I along with my wife have completed this task on numerous occasions, and I can sympathise with anyone who has to do it.
After a few minutes the task was completed to the roars of the child, who was by now contesting the fact that it had to be out back into its car seat, the woman simply threw the nappy on the ground. I called to her "you are not going to leave that there, are you?, to which she replied "f&*k off and mind your own business".
I was outraged and walked up to where the nappy was and picked it up and put into the bin that was 10 yards away with the two looking at me. I just d'ont get this what gives people the right to think that they can simply throw their litter, or in this case a substantial load, anywhere?. Respect for anything is gone, this place has a view of Galway Bay, with Blackhead in Co.Clare providing the backdrop, and yet people feel compelled to soil it with their actions. For feck sake put it the bin and a have a little respect for yourself and others.
Now for a piece of advice, if you are the proud father of a little girl,as I am, when she says that she need's to "go pee pee" while you are driving on a long journey for feck sake ensure that there are'nt any hidden nettles in the spot you allow her to go, it makes for a very upsetting remainder of the journey. The thing to watch out for from a boys perspective is the electric fence hidden by the hedgerow, thats a personal one from about 25years ago.
And finally if you have a boy of any age and they keep missing the bowl put a wine cork in the loo, they'll spend hours aiming at it and trying to sink it. This applies to any age and any state of sobriety.
If there is one thing that really annoys the shite in me its people,who are clearly able bodied, parking in Disabled parking slots. Its disgusting, over the last number of weeks the amount of people that I have observed abusing such facilities just infuriates me. Its not that the sign is small, indeed some of the slots have a sign on the floor of the parking bay and another on a pole directly ahead of the driver.
Why can't local authorites do something about this, I witnessed two seperate incidents that will highlight the basic lack of manners of people. Again not all do this, but there is a significant number who simply have no respect for others, a mini-bus containing people with special needs went to park in the disabled parking bay only to find it occupied by a three "lads" having their lunch, the driver went to the window and ask the driver of the car to move, I overheard this and he was calm and polite, the three "lads" got out of the car a verbally abused him, telling him to " f*&k off and park the spa##ics somewhere else" saying "it was their taxes paying for the care of them people", "them people, not the most intelligent human in the world. I was stunned and went to the driver and told him to complain to the police, he replied "I'm used to it".
The other day there was a car again with an able bodied driver in it, I knew the person to see, reversing into the bay being directed by another person and this at 1.30pm in the afternoon. And to finish off, the local council has two more disabled parking bays which it uses to "house" two huge bins, so even if they were,nt occupied, they would be useless anyway as wheelchairs simply would'nt be able to squeeze through.
I dunno, have we become that crass and intolerent of those that need help?. I seem to remember a guy by the name of Adolf Hitler, tried to correct "them people" by exterminating them. It looks as if we have'nt learnt a lot over the passed 60 years.
Just finished the weekly shop and rather than blog about the normal stuff that really annoys me like parking,trollies that won't go where they should, shelf packers clogging up the isles or the shop simply not having what you need to see you through the week, I have something else that not only annoys me but it asks questions about supermarkets and the hygiene policies that they have in place.
Over the last number of years supermarkets have introduced salad bars where you fill up a plastic container and you the customer gets the impression that its fresh and wholesome. What I witnessed today might change your mind, when I was passing the salad bar there was a person filling the plastic container with coleslaw during this that person sneezed without putting a hand over the mouth or face thereby transferring a considerable amount of ? all over the salad bar.
I really cant say anymore on this as I beginning to feel nauseous .