Saturday, 30 August 2008
Small sticky things you learn! (while waiting on hold)
That Irish Blu tac is made in the wonderfully named town of “Swords”! Which is just outside Dublin, apparently the name means pure water or something but Wikipedia fails to mention it also mean sharp cutty pointy stabby things.
Anyway it’s got a skate park with a “some” quarter pipes.
In celebration and still on hold I made a little Blu man on a skateboard holding a sword.
Still on hold
Swords extra: Good bless Wikipedia for the un-varnished truth:
“For a number of years the centre of the town was allowed to fall into slight disrepair; the town received the title of dirtiest in Ireland in an 'Irish Businesses Against Litter survey for two years running, in 2003 and 2004. However, since then Swords has been labelled as 'only slightly littered' in the 2006 survey.”
“Slightly littered” how many kebab papers does this refer to? Does it just mean the odd discard pickled chilli, moist lemon wipe and the odd tin of tango? Or is it an inland sea of Gregg’s (or the Irish version) pasty bags, chip papers, fag butts, cabbage leaves like Deptford after market day?
The women on the other end of the line can’t help with a working definition of “slightly littered” but she does no word of lie transfer me somewhere else and put me on hold.