Is MyTaxi Making Sense of Your Cents?

A friend of my mine was talking to me about her Mytaxi credit card account, commenting that every time she orders a Taxi on the app. before the app allows the summoning of a Taxi, she is charged 50c. Not a great amount. The lady says, there was nothing in the terms & conditions when she signed up. And that this is being done without her consent!

Speaking to Taxi Drivers providing their service via the Mytaxi app, they say the 50c, charge is a charge sent out against the card before the provision of a service, to check the card is still valid and accepting Mytaxi charges,  and that this 50c charge is refunded to the customer’s account at the end of the processing of the fare on the credit card!

The lady claims, that she has not any 50c refunded to her account in all the time she has been using the app and that her account commenced the time that Halo began. In light of what the Taxi drivers with Mytaxi had to say about this, I suggested that she should complain to Mytaxi and invoice them for the total gross value of the outstanding non-refunded 50c. Her retort to this was,  Mytaxi were quite happy that all of their customers, would just let this matter go.

One is given to wonder, what view Mytaxi has on the sense this 50c  subject?, the word on the street, received a comment from a reader, NotAName who states that the 50c is refunded, but Mytaxi customers can expect this to take up to the three days to appear on their account!


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Kitchen Hell in Fair City!

This morning I was watching   Channel4’s  Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. The format I am sure all are aware of. Then this evening I was watching  RTE’s  Fair City,  The storyline involving  Paul Brennan’s involvement in the restaurant was an absolute re-run of the format and dramatic scenes in the episodes, from  Channel4’s Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares USA.

Surely RTE  scriptwriters could do better, at developing a storyline of their own!

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Tesco Club Card: Revamp, Enhance, cut the waste !

As I walked into my local Tesco store today,  I realised, I had for the third consecutive visit, forgot to bring my Tesco discount vouchers, was giving out to myself for not putting them in my wallet but then said to myself why should I have to place paper vouchers in my wallet, when I already have a Tesco Club Card in my Wallet!

Surly Tesco could program that Tesco Club Card to deduct the Voucher value from my bill at the till when being scanned with my payment. As it happens my next port of call was to the local Topaz, where I refuelled my car, and along with my payment presented my Topaz Play or Park card, which credited me with the value of the purchase towards accumulating my points on the card towards future discounts, and simultaneously discounting the current valid discount from the current purchase cost being charged Now if  Topaz can achieve this, why not Tesco?

Now think of the savings in paper waste to Tesco itself.                                                        Remember standing behind a person at the Tesco Till, with an overflowing trolley, after every item has been scanned, this person is then having to sort out paper vouchers to hand to the cashier, who then has to scan each one, and some people have quite a lot this slows the till lines down no end, imagine this all being sorted with a Tesco Club Card automatically!! What’s this about  ” Every Little Helps ” This would also ensure customers did not lose out because vouchers passed use by date!   ( thanks to Helen from Carlow  for pointing  this aspect out to me).

Hopefully, when Tesco Management come to realise the value of this suggestion to, their customers, the environment, and Tesco’s own overheads, they will be nice and professional enough to credit this person and their blog with a nice thank you






An Dail Nua. A representative earthquake!

Now that we have just escaped a panic general election this side of Christmas, Perhaps, we could give some time before the next one, to consider, how democratic the process really is? And how it is suited to the requirements, interests and expectations, of this modern-day society!

To set the ball rolling, let’s consider just one particular aspect of public representation! To who do the individual Dail seats belong, the citizens, the political parties or the individual’s and their relatives?

Should a TD be really allowed to roll on, election after election, being the candidate for election to the Dail, for forty years or more, or should there be a restriction as to the number of consecutive terms a TD may serve  and if so, could this not be extended to Senators and the Office of An Uachtarán

Would this not be a suitable subject for the next round of  Referenda amendments?

House and Home The Way Forward 2nd

Reading  Jennifer Thompson’s,  (Social  Policy Development Officer at St. Vincent de Paul)  essay in the Sunday Independent, 19th, November 2017,  on of all pages, ANALYSIS, page 23, supposedly discussing “, Now is the time to make having a home a Constitutional Right “. a  person cannot but shudder at the thought of a carbon copy of the British  Britex referendum farce!

This was a golden opportunity to put forward a clear proposal as to what would be meant by the right to having a home, for the State & Government, the public, the individual Citizen. How it would be implemented in the immediate moment, the short, intermediate and long term future? Will it be totally universal to all people living in the State, or restricted to those who qualify as Citizens?  will a person born a millionaire be as equally entitled as an unemployed person on the bread line? How would this Constitutional right to a home be funded,  what are the tax implications of this for every citizen,? from where are the Funds to achieve the objective coming from?

It is reasonable for people to feel that those who claim to have concern for an issue of complex social,  economic and political outcomes, should address the issue of the foundations of what is claimed as the answer to those issues, Least we end up with a meaningless Constitutional right to a home!

Duvet Wars. New Developments.

There Now  you see a Reversible Duvet by Meradiso at Lidl.

Now if someone can produce a Reversible Duvet with one side Beige Fleece and one side  white linen style, for winter and summer alternative use, how difficult can it be to produce printed Duvets of attractive designs , that remove the hassle of removing and replacing the cover every time , not to mention the cost and inconvience of two seperate washing and drying loads, or washing line space and suitable drying  days!

This producer see’s a market for their product, how far away is a printed Duvet as I have being promoting for some time! The saga roles on.


The Labour Party Moves In With Me! House and Home The Way Forward

Would it not be a fair observation to say, that the  Labour  Party’s new Private Members Bill  ( Homeless Families ) Bill 2017, which recognises the rights and needs of Homeless Children.                                                                                                                                                  Is but a rolling development of my proposal of the  28th December 2015, to provide each child born in the State, Statuary  Housing Rights, as reproduced below.                                                                                                                                                                                            There are many proposals and ideas for solving the current Housing problems, And yes, While it is vital to make progress on the many issues that affect and create this current situation. May I suggest that we should be looking at how to prevent, as much as is possible, repeats of these problems, into the future.

On 28th. December 2015. I posted a straightforward idea on Twitter.

That is, I proposed, that the Government should, one year after a child’s birth, in the State, Open a dedicated Bank account in that child’s sole name, for the explicit purpose and expressed restricted use, to the providing that child with dedicated funds. To be realised too that named child at age 25, in respect of enabling that person to secure their independent housing needs.

Now I did say that this is a straightforward idea and we all know, nothing is ever that simple. Still, I do believe this idea is feasible and would fit nicely into a Constitutional Right to a Home, as is being proposed as a Referendum Amendment, by many people and various organisations concerned with the current crisis.

I would welcome comments as to, for and against this idea.


The Duvet Wars – in brief

On the 5th of October 2017. While making my bed, and thinking about what subject to blog, on my first ever blog, It occurred to me, that I should write about an idea I have had for some time, To wit, the problems and struggles of the ritual of changing the Duvet cover! And the task of laundering the Duvet and the Duvet cover separately!

Now I am of the belief that in general there is no good logical reason why every type of  Duvet, needs a separate cover, which has to be changed and laundered separately from the Duvet every time. The answer seems to me that in general, most Duvets could come with a printed pattern on the exterior, removing the need for a separate cover and separate laundering of each!

On the 19th of October 2017. I have seen on TruTv, an advert for a company’s product/service, which plays on the very subject of the drawbacks of separate Duvet covers. In this advert, a man is shown changing a Duvet cover. He is given congratulations and high praise for having for the very first time, finally successfully changing his Duvet cover!

This prompted me to contact two Irish Duvet Producers by email.                                Pownall & Hampson (Ireland Limited) and Feathers Factory Outlet. (Feather Textiles).Directing them to my blogs on Duvet Wars and the Idea of printed Duvets. I can not,t at this moment in time report any response from either company, may have to take this idea out of this country for success! Producers, of course, are reminded of my copyrights in the issue of this idea.

The Duvet Wars. Second Dispatches.

Since I last posted on my first blog,  The Duvet Wars, Dispatches. On the 5th October, 2017 have Seen an Advert on television, based on the issue of the struggle with the Duvet Cover changing task.  Seen 19th October on TruTv.                                                                       In the Advert a man is praised for his success in for the very first time actually managing with changing his Duvet Cover for the first time!

Now if the actual fact that the issue of  The Duvet Wars, merits inclusion in a company’s commercial advertising campaign, fails to wake up Duvet Producers as to the market potential for my suggestion of producing printed Duvets, what will???

Duvet producers remember my copyrights on this issue!!!!!!!!

The Duvet wars. Dispatches .

I was my dear readers, on this my first true blog, considering opening you up to the wisdom of my solutions to seriously Grave world matters, Britex, Catalan Independence!

However, while doing the weekly chore of changing my bedding, it struck me that the most urgent matter to discuss is the topic of the changing of the Duvet cover.I do not know about you but for me, this is a serious struggle, which I am often in danger of losing!!

Now I ask you, why do we even need a Duvet cover ????

Surely it’s not beyond the intelligence of the producers of Duvets to produce a Duvet with fancy patterns printed onto the exterior surface of the Duvet, so that I and others like me, can wash just one item a week instead of two!!!!

I would be interested to know if other people would like to see such a product on sale, Please feel free to comment on this idea, as to for or against.

Duvet producers remember my CopyRights in this issue






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