> > If anybody knows Stillorgan Hill in Dublin, you'll know that I'm not
> > joking.
> Yep, I can vouch for that - a convoy of 46As, no doubt.
> Witnessed it a few times during my time at UCD - at Foxrock
> church as well (always 46As).
> (Q:what's a creche? A: a 2 car collision in Foxrock).
Aahh, Pat, the memories!
It was a 46A that I met in the blizzard.
Is that a record?
For those of you who are not familiar with the Dublin bus service, the 46A
At least, it exists on the Dublin Bus timetable. There are even bus-stops
that have 46A written on them, and they tell you what time the next 46A is
People have waited for weeks for the 46A. Some have frozen to death
because they didn't bring enough provisions and a dog to keep them warm.
Despite official notices, the 46A is entirely mythological, except when it
careers down a snow covered slope at a rate of knots that requires grannies
and elderly persons with their head growing through their hair to move in a
more sprightly fashion to which they are accustomed.
As you suggest, the 46A moves in convoys. You can wait for several days
for one and, just as they're carting you off to hospital for malnutrition
treatment, twenty 46As drive past, all honking their tooters at you.
It's a great experience. You can't claim to be a real Dub until you
haven't experienced the 46A.
(still at the bus stop!)