Ireland (also known as the hubcap graveyard)

February 28th, 2006

This story relates how an American tourist in Ireland was embarrassed to admit that he’d lost a hubcap while driving on the impossibly cramped roads, cialis canada malady until the rental car dealer told him that that most folks lose at least two.

Now I feel better about losing two hubcaps off my rental car in Ireland.

(Of course, I still feel bad about driving on a flat tire for 200 kilometers.)

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  • 1. Rick  |  March 1st, 2006 at 12:02 am

    My first time driving in Ireland, I was travelling with the lovely Reddess of Roscommon and three other guys, one of whom was a native of Sligo – on the west coast. We flew into Dublin and the program, for reasons I can’t recall, was that the four of them got to sleep and I got to drive on the wrong side of the road across the whole damn country so he could see his people.

    Going through one of those roundabouts, I hit the curb and the native Irishman among us opened his eyes and declaimed “hubcap!” I stopped. He got out of the van, found it and replaced it. It was a thing of beauty.

    To manage the hubcaps, you have to travel with a local.

    If you are ever in Sligo, I have one word. McGlynn’s.

  • 2. Administrator  |  March 1st, 2006 at 9:27 am

    The hubcaps on rental cars in Ireland are cheap, plastic, and tied on with garbage bag twist ties.

    I’m not surprised they expect you to lose a couple.

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