Posts Tagged ‘sorry’

You’ve got to love Ben Dunne. What you see is what you pretty much get with him and the fact that he insists on doing his own (sometimes questionable quality) radio ads just proves that there are no airs and graces about him, no faffing about, nothing to hide.

Recently I joined one of Ben Dunne’s gyms thanks to a rock bottom price of €175 for a 15 month membership.

The reason it was so low, apparently, was that they were getting rid of the swimming pool and all other wet facilities (steam room, sauna, jacuzzi) to make way for more equipment. In my mind I was thinking that the place is probably going to be closed for a month or so to facilitate the works, hence the great price.
However when I visited the gym on Tuesday last, I was handed the letter below.

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Text of letter in case you can’t read it:

Dear Member,

Westpoint Health & Fitness Club has reversed the decision to close the Pool, Sauna, Steam room and Jacuzzi facilities in the club.

The decision to close the pool area was spearheaded by me, however, after further discussions with my directors, management and members, I realised I got it wrong.

I would like to apologize to the members for any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Dunne

Not only is he man enough to say ‘Hey I had an idea but I got it wrong’, Mr. Dunne has the strength of character to say sorry too, in writing, and to hundreds of people. There aren’t too many public figures in Ireland who’d do the same.

If only the government could take a leaf out of his book…”we tried this, it didn’t work so we’re going to stop now and try something else” – imagine the difference that would make!


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Well Father, it’s been almost a month since my last post 😦

SorryI have been incredibly busy with life over the past few weeks. In fact I have not spent a full weekend at home since probably some time in May! There was the brilliant Carlsberg Cat Laughs weekend in Kilkenny over the bank holiday weekend with DarraghChute in the middle too, followed by a trip to Spain the following weekend for a wedding, a trip to Cork for the Street Performance World Championship the following weekend and the Dublin leg of the Street Performance World Championship the weekend after that (last weekend). Of course I was ‘home’ for that but out of the house all day over the whole weekend.

Whoah, I am tired all over again just thinking about it. My body is tired, my skin is in bits, my hair needs looking after as does the rest of me really. So I’ll be taking it easy this weekend I think. Unless I get the call to go help out a friend in Carlingford with her visiting family…which from the text I just got is distinctly possible!

Oh well I can sleep when I’m dead.

What’s that Father? At least two blog posts a week?

I’ll see what I can do.

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