It's really a great work situation for me. Imagine in a normal job you telling your boss how much you hate the job, how all of their decisions are wrong, and that you're going to leave as soon as you can. You wouldn't last long. But when you're one of about 50 people in the country who does your job you can be more of a dick about things.
Not that I'm unreasonable. And my complaints are all valid. But still, in any other job this wouldn't be allowed.
And moving isn't really the hassle I thought it would be. My original plan was to make several trips between London and Dublin to bring my stuff over because the flights look pretty cheap. But then I looked at just hiring a white van and I saw prices of well under £200 for this. That would be significantly cheaper and much less of a hassle. Don't have to lug my stuff all over and make several plane journeys.
And finding a flat, you just go there for a couple of days, stay in hotels, and take the first place you can find. It'll be a hassle finding these places but I did it before and I didn't even know anything about public transporation ten years ago.
Although, I think it's all buses in Dublin and I don't like buses still. You just never know what the stops are.
Oh, but I'll also have Google Maps this time around. Hopefully my GPS will work in Ireland. I'm surprised that it works in the UK, frankly. I mean, I don't have a data plan so it used to not work when I didn't have an internet connection. But for the past year or so, it does work even with no internet connection. I don't know why this is.
Gmail also works without an internet connection. I have a phone made by Google so maybe they've added these bonus features.
That would be awesome, though. Wonder what the internet dating situation is like there. I think that Americans would be even more special in Dublin than in London. Aside from there being fewer of them, Irish people like Americans. British people do as well but you get a lot of anti-American stuff in the media here and there's a sort of pantomime dislike based on events from 250 years ago. And Irish people are much more similar to Americans than are English people.
So great. And having lived in London will surely impress the ladies. A sophisticated, world-traveling, expatriate American like myself. Who could resist?
And there's surely the usual stuff to do. Maybe not as impressive art galleries or museums. Not as many big theatre productions. But what do I care? I'm not banging the doors down to be let into Wicked for a third time.
Also cheaper. Aside from the cheaper rent and cheaper transport costs, I'm talking here about cheaper dates. So that would be good. No more £15 cinema tickets, surely.
And less crowded. Fewer Muslims. Fewer blacks. Fewer immigrants. It would be great. Great to hear the English language spoken on the streets again.
And there's parks and shit. I remember it raining semi-regularly but just a misty rain. Not like in London which is also usually a bit misty but even mistier. It was cool. You don't need an umbrella for that.
It would be amazing. To actually live where I wanted to live ten years ago. To live in a place where I like. A place free of pretense. Where you can live your life like a human being. And there's probably shit to do within a reasonable distance of Dublin. Not that I've done anything outside of London. But maybe I would in Dublin.
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