To pay your car tax you must go to the tax office yourself or have an internet connection and credit card. Your payment is then subject to a percentage penalty from your bank for using their service, whether by cheque …Continue reading →
About John Mallon
A sixty something male, happily settled with two adult brats and my rock of common sense. I've worked at lots of jobs, done lots of things, had many experiences hairy and otherwise and have met some really interesting people in my life as well as a fair share of pricks too. I have witnessed change, some of it just for the sake of it and I hope this blog will communicate the "how it was" as well as the "how it might all turn out." I am a libertarian, mildly catholic, strongly christian and I like to practice what I preach. I hope you enjoy my observations and some of them serve you well in your life.
The word "inappropriate" seems to have hounded me all of my life some way or other. Back in the seventies my long hair was permanently inappropriate. My dress sense too came in for the same criticism and my whole demeanor …Continue reading →
A risk is a situation involving exposure to danger, the dictionary says, but what does that mean? Insurance assessors and bookies calculate the odds of either you or them losing some money. What they are calculating is the "risk" to …Continue reading →
I had a strange little encounter a few years back when I had to get my passport renewed. In Ireland, a Garda or a Justice of the Peace must sign and stamp your application form before you submit it. I …Continue reading →