Yes, I am waiting.
There have been thick black clouds overhead all morning.
The wind is blowing in the right direction.
Has it rained?
Two little rants today.
To quote Classy Rose…this is what is bugging me today.
I was in the supermarket just now.
My cellphone rang.
A very cheerful lady asks if I am Mrs.L.
What she REALLy meant is am I a potential sucker?
The conversation went like this.
CL(cheerful lady)…I am phoning from Telkom(my service provider for my LANDLINE)
Me…what can I do for you?
CL…you have been selected to receive a free call to a landline of your choice from your cellphone.
Me…that is nice.
CL….you have also been selected to recieve a free Nokia something or other.
With all the bells and whistles.
And free sms’s.
Me…really? In a very doubtful tone of voice.
CL…yes(excitedly)…for one hundred odd rand a month you will get so many free calls.
Me…so you aren’t actually GIVING me a free phone?
CL…well that is part of the package.
Me…I only spend about R50 a month on calls …why would I want to spend over a hundred rand for calls I am not going to use?
CL…now not nearly so cheerful…oh…thank you for your time.
People must fall for this line or they wouldn’t waste their time.
Instead…they waste mine.
Second rant…a very local one.
Yesterday was Human Rights Day.
There was a big rally down here in Cape Town.
An opposition lady stood up to speak.
Our wonderful president was on the podium next to her.
Waiting his turn.
His supporters boo’ed her.
Remember Human RIGHTS day.
He did absolutely nothing to quieten down the crowd.
He acted as if nothing had happened.
By his silence he showed he agreed with them.
He showed his lack of respect for a lady.
He showed that he had probably instigated the crowd to do the booing.
He is nothing but a weak bully.
Damnit…I want a president I can respect.
Jacob Zuma is not he.
Tonight is Granddaughter’s last night.
I shall miss her.
However, I AM looking forward to some me time.
I wonder if you can contract scurvy in five days?
I doubt I shall be cooking.
I wonder if I shall be visited my the resident ghost while I am alone?
Lord I hope not.
Mind you…we haven’t seen her for a very long time.
Maybe she has gone next door.
And now….back to the grindstone.