Friday 24 November 2017

Pathetic vanity exposed by frost

I'm rather chuffed that Eddie Cunningham (Cold war: time SUV show-offs got a grip, Irish Independent, January 5) wrote exactly the sentiments I was thinking regarding the pathetic use of 4X4 SUVs during our cold snap.

I haven't much to add to Mr Cunningham's piece other than to quote what I believe to be an extremely relevant paragraph that sums up Ireland in the Noughties:

". . . their sunglasses lifting cosseted hair off their brows all year, hadn't a clue how to use the technological prowess of their machines to get them through a few miserly centimetres of snow. What an apposite summation of everything that was wrong with the Celtic Tiger. Form before substance, want before need, credit before it is earned."

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