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People Politicians The Fundamental Difference

A well known hotelier went to an Office Supplies store here in Co Tipperary. He was in search of an Ink Cartridge for a Computer Printer.  Having located the item he then asked the cost. The proprietor replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service all this week.”  The hotelier was pleased delighted and left the shop.

When the shop’s proprietor went to open his shop the following morning, there was a ‘Thank You,‘ card and a box of chocolates waiting for him, taped to his shop door.

Later that day, the local Doctor comes in, also in search of an Ink Cartridge, and again, when he tries to pay his bill, the proprietor replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service all this week.” The Doctor was delighted and left the shop.

When next morning, the proprietor went back to open up his store, there was a ‘Thank You,‘ card and a dozen freshly baked scones waiting for him, hanging from his shop door.

Next a TD came in, searching for an Ink Cartridge, and when he went to pay his bill, the proprietor again replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service all this week.” The TD was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the proprietor went to open up, there were twelve Sinn Féin TD’s and Councillors, all lined up, waiting for free Toner Cartridges for their Laser Printers.

This story, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of Ireland and the politicians who run same.

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2 comments to People Politicians The Fundamental Difference

  • Chris

    http://www.nenaghguardian.ie/news-detail.php?article=P31VL0 Have a read of this George. No mention of Thurles there. More political gombeenism. If this bid is approved Thurles will be piggy in the middle and jobs will only head north and south of us.

  • Yes, I saw this yesterday, however I am aware that Gas for Thurles was discussed some years ago and mainly due to the fact that Thurles has no industry, it would have proved too expensive to pipe same to our town. Tipperary Town is now being supplied since then.

    However I do agree that our unreal toleration of political gombeenism from our present public representatives is mainly to blame for both. Read this and weep:- http://historical-debates.oireachtas.ie/D/0674/D.0674.200902100083.html

    I understand since 2007 – 2011 there have been only 3 site visits by IDA Ireland clients to North Tipperary. Dublin received 437 visits during the same period by IDA client companies.

    Tipperary North has had a 50% loss in permanent employment in existing IDA companies in that same five-year period.

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