But I got to Dublin at least. Finding that bus to Paddington was a slight ordeal. Had to deal with the rude bus drivers of London.
Nothing much at the airport to note. Just a rude security guard who bumped into me and then he gave me attitude like I was at fault. But that's how these airport security people are for some bizarre reason.
Flight was actually pleasant. Only took 50 minutes.
Then took a taxi to the hotel. Driver was nice. Told him I was here for an interview and he wished me luck. He thought I was Irish. I've heard that I sound Irish before but this was from an actual person. Some old guy too so he should know his accents.
Got here early and no rooms were available so was able to leave my bag and had to walk for a few hours. Nice to see a bit of the city and enjoy the Irish take on a Whopper but my after three hours my feet were killing me. I had a big blister for weeks that was finally healing but this brought it back.
Fortunately, when I got back to the hotel they had a room available. Room is nice. You get slippers and an umbrella and a faux fur blanket and king size bed and TV with most of the UK Freeview channels on it. But not so quiet. Can hear everything that goes on in the hallway.
My suit actually looks fine but the shirt was all wrinkled. There's an iron in the room which is nice so I ironed my shirt.
That's pretty much it. So I watched a John Wayne film on Film4 for a while then took a 90 minute nap at 2.00.
Wake up to a spam email from Are Lingus. Unbelievable. Makes me not want to use them again.
Oh, while walking I found the location of this company. I probably should have mentioned this.
As for the interview, I'm going tomorrow but now I'm having second thoughts. I don't think I can do the job. Same day transcripts? It will take me an age. I'd have to do 12 hour days.
Well, see how it goes. She never asked about real-time but that might have just been an oversight because her website says they employ real-time people.
And the more I think about it, why do I have to come here at all? Interviews can be conducted over Skype.
But yeah, whatever. I can always go to Finland. And it was nice to come back here at least. I like Dublin. You know how in London it's always crowded everywhere you go? Not so in Dublin. In the city centre during rush hour...no big crowds. It's great. People are friendly too. And not many minorities.
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