Always Looking For Someone’s Manager


From left Maria Bailey TD, Kate O’Connell TD and Simon Coveney at an event in the Dean Hotel (cough) in Dublin during Mr Coveney’s Fine Gael leadership bid, May 21, 2017

In fairness.

Earlier: Can’t. Hold. On. Much. Longer


Ah here.

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82 thoughts on “Always Looking For Someone’s Manager

  1. Iwerzon

    I saw this tweet last night and I couldn’t agree more – I have worked among a set that Jack describes so well – a certain class that exists in certain parts of Dublin and elsewhere I expect, that have lived a privileged existence and have never had to make a serious decision in their sheltered, entitled lives – except maybe Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    No – don’t use Bailey’s case and character as an excuse to have a go at a certain cohort that you simply don’t like. That carry-on is pretty low and bitchy.

    1. Spud

      Who is this guy anyway?
      Having a go at ‘entitled South Dubliners’, yet all the info I find about the guy himself is that he’s from Dublin (a constituent of Maria Bailey’s), and is a ‘Writer//Photographer. PhD candidate in U.S. History and Folk Music at Trinity College Dublin’…

      1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

        He can’t be bothered checking a glass before giving it to a customer, or maybe he saw the crack and just couldn’t be bottied.

        1. Dr.Fart MD

          classic irish victim blaming there, marylous armalite, “well he handed out a cracked glass, so therefore, he deserved to have fanta thrown all over him” .. you absolute wretch.

      2. Owen C

        Found his LinkedIn. Went to Oatlands and then intends (he’s still doing it) spending 10 of the following 12 years in college (BA 4 years, MPhil 2 year, DPhil 4 years). Not exactly the poster child for non-privilege.

        1. johnny

          Top notch research Owen C,good man no no that’s not creepy and weird ,no its totally normal….
          This is what you spend your day at work doing-seriously !

          1. Papi

            That’s rich coming from someone offering photos of semi clad girls in a spin class to people on the internet. That’s creepy, johnny.

          2. johnny

            -you still thinking about that huh grandad-great class this morning, lots people had been in Hamptons over weekend so everyone nicely tanned and glistening with sweat-
            Ps-cameras are banned at higher end gyms/class.

          3. Papi

            Still though, they might be interested in a quick email, don’t you think?
            45 Crosby Street
            New York , NY 10012

            JohnnyMay 22, 2019 at 11:40 am
            What you want now,a signed picture,Stan my biggest fan,it’s 6.40 am just about get hot and sweaty with a bunch of young scantily-clad, aspiring models and actresses at Soul Cycle,Soho.
            Bit ‘pervy’ actually and probably banned but otherwise I’d take few snaps for you Bro,to droll over

          4. millie st murderlark

            @Johnny, did you actually write that?

            Because… that’s a bit squicky, even for my tastes.

          5. johnny

            All that energy grandad and no where to direct it, yes SoulCyle has a department specifically set up to deal with these ahem types of ‘inquiries’.
            I’m sure they will put a team on it today and have me banned for life-oh hold on none that’s going happen……
            Laughing at you again grandad its pinky-poo New York man-they block you or think your a dirty old man asking/talking about pictures,probably report you…
            Ps-wrong studio thats south soho.

          6. johnny

            No idea Mil-it was to the Bro not Papi, cut and paste job by a grandad what can i say he’s not very together,but yeah one those weird oul lads that stalk me, the similarities are uncanny its as if……

          7. Johnny

            How’s that email coming along,ah gwan,gwan gwan write and send it,gwan gwan
            Do you have slightest idea how pathetic it all sounds,the despair the desperation…oh I’m sending an email to SoulCycle – I take it you’ve never been ?
            What do you think they going do old man-don’t forget put your name on it – go for it bring it on.
            You actually went online and searched for spinning studios in Soho-things are looking up for you Big Papi-what a day huh composing that imaginary email-you showed them who’s da boss huh:)
            You go get them old man,show everyone and feel free copy Broadsheet on your rather pathetic quest-I’m laughing at you but part of me feels some sadness for you and your life-just stay out my lane old man.

          1. Owen C

            Its low to point out that a guy spending a decade in Trinity, including a stint over in the US, maybe isn’t in a great position to complain about South Dublin privilege? Do go on.

          2. johnny

            Good for you Owen,hopefully like me he gets a notification about who’s been creeping around his Linkedln page, with the sole purpose of putting it up here and takes some actions, anything good on his Facebook page?

          3. Hansel

            That’d be a valid argument alright Owen, just not sure that investigating his personal background is a good way to go.

            Unless that’s all on his twitter anyway, in which I duly apologise.

          4. Owen C

            @ Hansel

            in fairness, he brought his personal background into it (constituent of Maria Bailey, his experience in serving South Dublin rugby mummy), and there’s a fair chunk of my comment included within his Twitter bio (“Writer//Photographer. PhD candidate in U.S. History and Folk Music at Trinity College Dublin”). I just added the time span thats involved in gaining his DPhil.

          5. Hansel

            It doesn’t sit right with me to research a person’s social media Owen, but at least I can say that I see where you’re coming from here: I’ll apologise and leave you to it.

          6. millie st murderlark

            I worked for a letting agency which had us doing background checks on EVERYONE who applied for a property, and this included social media checks. I was deeply uncomfortable with using personal info in that way, especially as the agents made absolutely no effort to tell applicants they were doing so. I’m sure you can imagine their response when I brought up my concerns.

        2. Dr.Fart MD

          if you read his tweet thread he says he’s from the same area as Bailey. He’s not pretending to be working class or anything, he’s saying people like here are rife in his area. and in full FG mode, off ya go to see what you can discredit him on. Like that detracts from what she is somehow. you’re nothing more than a tit for tat childish mud slinger.

          1. Owen C

            @ Dr Fart

            Full FG mode? Not a member of FG and reckon Bailey should be kicked out. Have never justified or supported her position. Simply pointing out that when you are fortunate enough to spend a decade or so in higher education chasing a D.Phil in the humanities, but then via a sweeping generalisation complain about the entitlement of someone who was working full time from when she was in her early twenties, it kinda feels a bit off. Lots of people (like Maria Bailey) seem like genuinely awful people with a poor grasp of the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean you should just throw aspersions out against entire groups of people. Can you imagine the uproar if someone on here said “I grew up in North Dublin, and I’ve known people like that; lazy, stupid North Dublin people who want a hand out”? The place would go ballistic.

          2. Dr.Fart MD

            buteveryone in north dublin IS lazy, stupid and looking for hand outs. and everyone in south dublin is an entitled silly who wishes the Brits would come back. I do believe those things. But neither are exempt from criticism, especially not from their own ilk.

          3. jusayinlike

            Owen was whinging a few months back about someone else doing exactly the same to him.


          4. Owen C

            @ Jusayinlike

            I was complaining that someone (The Soul Cycle Pervert) was giving information on here about my real life, even though I’m on here anonymously.

            It’s definitely not the same as someone using their real name and information on one social media account, and me adding to this with (in my opinion) relevant information from their other one.

          5. johnny

            -your ‘real’ life-OMG you dont have one thats the point, your a second rate banking analyst that trolled one irelands leading investigative journalists on here and on twitter endlessly,obsesively and now are having a go at this chap-thats not a ‘real life’ Owen-its just not normal its just not.
            Checking out the aspiring actresses/models at SoulCycle Soho is:)

          6. SOQ

            I LOVE the way that such state pensioned people have the time to get under each other’s skin on daytime

            The alternative Jeremy Kyle show maybe?

          7. Lilly

            @Owen C – nothing wrong with years spent studying. He’s probably been working in Spar along the way.

  3. Cian

    Having worked in service/retail in South Dublin there is a certain delight to deal with these people by being super-sickenly-sweet to them. To do the job exactly to standard (but not a jot above). To do *exactly* what was asked. To smile from the teeth outwards. To pause for 1 second before replying to them.

    They seethe at you… but you’re doing nothing wrong.

      1. edalicious

        They’re looking for a reaction so they can feel vindicated in being a massive jerk to everyone. If you give them nothing, it absolutely tears them up inside. It’s an elegantly simple yet torturous form of revenge.

        1. millie st murderlark

          “You take care now and have a great day.”

          I used that to infuriate people who peed me off back when I was a bookslave.

      2. Ian-O

        It’s actually quite an effective tactic to use on anyone. Give the impression you are considering their words then talk a shade slower than you have been, all with a smile on your face.

        Drives an awful lot of people nuts.

        So I do it quite a lot.

  4. pedeyw

    I am also from South Dublin, so is he as far as I can tell. I am not offended.”Mediocre, entitled South Dubliners” does not mean all south dubliners are entitled and mediocre. These type of people exist all over Ireland, there’s just a particularly high concentration of them in South Dublin, so relax.

    1. Hansel

      Yep I can confirm they exist throughout the country. All with the same phony accents and privilege.

      In Cork they’re sometimes referred to as “C4” or “RCYC” people.

          1. Hansel

            Yep, thanks Vanessa sorry I ducked off there: Royal Cork Yacht Club.
            I know little to nothing about the club itself, but it’s sometimes the butt of these types of jokes.

          2. millie st murderlark

            Has it anything to do with Crosshaven? I’ve hear loads of Cork jokes about Crosshaven and this would absolutely make sense.

          3. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

            Apologies not necessary Hansome

            RCYC is a long established Cork slag about your elocution like
            The G&T set annuder
            and C4 being more recent

            My favourite one tho’
            Is a South DuCo one
            When interviewing a ‘wan…

            I’ve been tu’ Mouuuunt Au’ nnville so I know how to bring it

            An’ TBF t’ the South Side Langers
            We were never as hung up about schools as the Sou’Du’Co crowd are

            And I speak from experience of being a member of both sets

          4. Hansel

            Yes exactly, R.C.Y.C. is in “Crosser” millie.

            That’s the traditional heartland of the “C4” crew but these days they also come from Montenotte, Lovers Walk, St. Luke’s and a few other spots: little walled enclaves of perfection amongst the savages.

            The critical things that tie them all together are the plummy accent and the fact that they’re just a BETTER class of human, in general, than the rest of us.

          5. Hansel

            Yes Vanessa, I forgot about the G&T set, you’re quite right.
            And right also about school names in Cork meaning little.

            Since the Village (Blackrock) is now under near-constant attack from the fake-address Mahon skangers, I deliberately chose not to include it.

          6. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

            The critical things that tie them all together are the plummy accent and the fact that they’re just a BETTER class of human, in general, than the rest of us.

            Be it known

          7. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

            Btw Hansome

            When I worked in the Council back in the day
            I was based in Cobh
            (Cobh UDC then)

            And lads would refer to the RCYC etc crowd as the Gardenias

          8. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            There isn’t the SoCoDu obsession with schools coz Cork is small and doesn’t have many private schools.

          9. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

            Ah now
            Rockwell, Clongowes, Lorettos from Galway to Youghal, Newtown, Ring, Kilkenny, Laurel Hill, Middleton, Alex, Rathdown …

            Ah here the Langers knew every boarding school in Ireland

            Rochestown – now Douglas Comm was fee paying and so was Regina
            One time

          10. Hansel

            Vanessa, Gardenias is a new one on me! The city of Cobh has some of its own language quirks though TBF.

            Andy, there are a LOT of private schools in Cork, but they’re not private by virtue of wealth. Religion, language, etc are the more likely reasons for those private schools. Most aren’t normally regarded as status symbols thanks to the attendance of plenty of skangers, savages and the great unwashed across most/all schools.

          11. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

            By savages and the great unwashed
            What Hansome really means are those mad breed from the West Waherfurd and South Ridin’ region

            Btw Hansome
            Gardenia might’ve been the name of a pub down there one time
            Ah shur’ this was the 80s FFS
            The place was over run with Ra lads anyway so you wouldn’t know who was who like

    2. missred

      Yeah so am I, not offended either. Didn’t encounter many until my late teens, but then you notice them everywhere. The worst was working in a garage and a woman threw a hissy fit at me when I said that her kid wasn’t allowed pump petrol for her. I was a bad person and bad at my job apparently, probably for saying no to her brat for the first time in their spoilt life.
      Move to the inner city and you’ll be sorted right out in no time

  5. Slightly Bemused

    “Permanently looking for someone’s manager” – in the US they call ladies like this a Karen (not sure why, but whatever). Maybe we should start calling them ‘Maria’s here.

    After all, how _do_ you solve the problem of Maria?

    I’ll get me coat….

    1. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

      Think it’s from that show “Will and Grace” on the telly one time

      There was a wan
      Fierce funny
      With great lines and impeccable timing
      Called Karen Walker
      Played by the brilliant comedic actress / entertainer Megan Mullally

      A part actually that got her eight Emmy noms

      BTW she played the Mam in “Does it have to be him”

        1. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

          Ah right
          ‘was never much into it tbh
          Just loved that actress Megan
          She does a brilliant Liza Minelli

    1. Spud

      Surprised no one has done a ‘mocked up’ CCTV yet for it to go viral…

      I’m looking at you Paddy Power / et al.

      1. Owen C

        Dean said they had it and would be using as evidence. Leaking would presumably come with legal/data protection issues, so would assume they’re gonna try and avoid that

      2. martco

        I doubt that it’ll be leaked

        I’d like to see The Dean counter-suing her…can’t see it happening though I guarantee you FG HQ although perplexed by the Baileys are busy schmoozing the Dean’s owner right now….remember who owns The Dean? Catherine Murphy uncovered some IBRC loan shenanigans involving himself & DOB a couple of years back I thought? connectivity there


        you can be as sure as sht the CCTV is the reason our old mucker Josepha dropped Maria like the white hot potato that she is who realising what was afoot dropped the case

        looking forward to tomorrows episode, best thing on the airwaves at moment

  6. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    From Twitter –
    Maria Bailey is an anagram of “I may be a liar”.

    1. Cian

      Bertie Blenkinsop is an anagram of “Intense Pork Bible”…and “Orb-like Bent Penis”

          1. Brother Barnabas

            he’s already spelled out every possible option in petals and pebbles on portmarnock strand

      1. Brother Barnabas

        eh, bodger, can you explain how come cian is permitted to have a penis, please?

  7. Termagant

    I bet you ten thousand mexican pesos that Sheeho gave the woman lip when she pointed out the cracked glass

    I’ve never met him but I know him, if you catch me

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