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Tuesday, January 03, 2006 

Supply & Demand


Wintering at our regular undisclosed location on the Continent, we got to see the Free Market in action during the recent heavy snows. A 23km taxi trip from the airport (of about 35 minutes duration in the snow) attracted a €100 'surcharge' at the end of the journey from our Turkish taxi-driver.

We weren't inclined to haggle, considering the reputation of said local Turkish taxi-drivers to often also be gun-carrying gangsters. And we suspect this was a rather common surprise on the night in question, with the superb public transport in this particular European nation temporarily out of commission.

Anyone else have Christmas horror-stories to report?

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

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  • An early-thirties male Irish technologist living and working in Dublin, I'm a former (recovering) member of both Fianna Fáil and the Roman Catholic Church.

    I'm not a member of any political party these days, but my opinions can be broadly categorised as 'lefty' and republican. I am also a former member of the Irish Defence Forces.

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