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30 September 2006 @ 02:55 pm
Despite protests from cabbies all over the country, the board in charge of this sort of thing has approved a change in fare laws which means that all cab fares must now be taken by the metre instead of agreed on in advance. Getting from any one point in Cobh to any other point in Cobh used to cost five euro. Five euro isn't so much to drop to get from here to there. It now costs seven euro fifty for Ted to go to or from work. Seven fifty is a lot more than five. *sigh* He says he's going to start walking to work again, despite the weather (he'd stopped when he was working 2349087 hours a week). *I'm* frustrated 'cause I'd just convinced myself that it'd probably be okay to spend five euro a day to be brought over to the gym, and that it might be a clever idea to find a workout partner so somebody'd expect me to be there so I'd *go*. But again, seven fifty is a lot more than five. The particular bitch about that is there is frankly no way I'm going to walk two miles to the gym, work out or swim (especially swim) and then walk home again. Dammit all. :p

miles to Isengard: 286
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Nicholasnwhyte on September 30th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Could you not cycle? Or is it too dangerous?
kitmizkit on September 30th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Honestly, the idea of cycling on Irish roads fills me with terror. They're so narrow and bendy and utterly lacking in shoulders, and people drive so fast... I think there's a somewhat circuitous route I could take which would keep me on sidewalks (upon which one is not supposed to cycle), but the other problem is that my bicycle is a recumbent, which is *fantastic* for my lower back problems, but not so great for hills, which Cobh is made of. :/
Nicholasnwhyte on September 30th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I see what you mean...