15 Oct 2002 Bryce   » (Master)

Friday

Still raining but mum wanted to run a few messages down in Armagh, so I tagged along for the ride. I used to go to the collage in Armagh so I was curious to see how much it had changed since I'd last been there. There are a few new shops and a new supermarket on the Mall. The main high street has been converted into a pedestrian precient but alas every car in the city was parked either side along it. It's still open as a throughfare for traffic which is an abysmal mistake given the massive traffic jam that I saw there. I think Armagh council are just going to have to bite the bullet and annoy all the car drivers by errecting bollards to prevent traffic (except delivery trucks) from travelling the pedestrian precient.

Newry sort of has the same problems in the Buttercrane and Monaghan/Hill street locations. They need a massive traffic warden zero tolerance crackdown otherwise the City is going to choke to death on it's own transport problems. I see no reason why peoples thoughlessness in parking should be tolerated. Especially when I see people parking in disabled parking slots who arn't eligable to park there. Sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind but traffic in both Cities is out of control.

Noticed a number of places that I used to be favorite haunts have now closed which I was a little upset about as they were excellent tea houses/cafes. Overall Armargh hasn't changed that much.

Back home contimued ploughing through books. This is really the only time that I have time to increase my skills as RHAT didn't exactly have an employee education program. I think Havoc will eventually have to conceed that I was right. Unless you keep your skillset current, you will fall by the wayside and never be able to control your own career path as more skilled people close you out of the marketplace.

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