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When Irish Eyes Are Swelling

By Wyatt Earp | September 14, 2010

Planning to take a drive through the Irish countryside anytime soon? You may want to bring a few empty plastic bottles. Otherwise, your Irish eyes will be swelling from your urine-filled bladder.

Did I miss the story where

Motorists using Ireland’s new motorway network can expect to find themselves thirsty or bursting for the lavatory because the government hasn’t any money left to build roadside service stations. The government body in charge of roads has begun erecting signs warning drivers not to expect any rest stops along a network that stretches from the Irish Sea to the Atlantic.

The AA motoring group said it was unacceptable for drivers not to have anywhere stop for the toilet or a coffee for the entire 250 km (155 mile) journey between Ireland’s two biggest cities Dublin and Cork for example, even from a purely safety perspective.

Gee, ya think? Is it any wonder why I embrace my Slovak heritage instead of my Irish half?

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10 Responses to “When Irish Eyes Are Swelling”

  1. Observations On A Tuesday Evening « Fiddle Dee Dee Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    [...] “When Irish Eyes Are Swelling“ [...]

  2. Robert B. Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    A good way to recycle? Take a liter water with you, drink it, then *a-hem* refill it.

    Now, I wonder if this will cause an increase in littering?

  3. JCM Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 7:59 pm


    I’ve done Seattle to Anaheim, 1200 miles 18 hours, 3 six hour legs, 400 miles (643km) each with 2 15 minute stops.

  4. Kim Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Remember the picture of the 5 gallon bucket with the potty seat lid? They have .

    They come in very handy around here. We bungee it in the bed of the truck and when the girls have to go potty, we pull off at a safe spot and let them go.

    I think a few of these people in Ireland might want to look into that.

  5. Fenway_Nation Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Jes means they don’t have these silly hang-ups about taking a whiz by the side of the road like us prudish and self-conscious Yanks….

    Well….SOME of us prudish and self-conscious Yanks.

    BTW…went to Ireland a few years ago.

    #1) Babes a-plenty, but the ones I wound up talking to turned out to be either Britons, my fellow Americans or Finns (fluent enough in English that I mistook their accent for mid-western).

    #2) Amazing scenery, particularly out on the west coast. But at times I found myself thanking the lord my forefathers found their way off that windswept god forsaken bog….

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Robert B. – If you’re Bear Grylls, you can drink the refill, too!

    JCM – You must have Kryptonite kidneys!

    Kim – Every day is just a party for you, isn’t it? :)

    Fenway – Seems like a decent place to visit, but not to live.

  7. Robert B. Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Forgot to add the funnel for the ladies. The guys… well, the world is our urinal. :)

  8. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Now if I were in Ireland and an enterprising youth I would be driving the length and breadth of the road with a porta potty truck for only $4 or $5 per usage or a snack truck
    and setting up shop halfway. Capitalism can save their bladders and other things.

  9. Old NFO Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Yep, gonna be a LOT of pull offs to ‘check the tires’…

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Robert B. – Just another perk of being “the man.”

    Jon – Like the snack bar at the golf course “turn.” Halfway through? Have lunch and a rest room.

    Old NFO – And leave a puddle behind.