Friday, March 27, 2009

Licencing our Nation

The Licencing Department must be applauded for doing their bit to bring our Nation together. Imagine hundreds of people all crammed into a decrepit government office, people of every different creed, culture and social standing all sharing the combined and unified experience of a total loathing for the licencing department.

Hundreds of people standing side by side in halls where 1 out of 68 light bulbs work (Yes we counted) No formal indication of where you need to be and what you need for your task at hand. Standing side by side with our fellow man, forging a bond like nothing I have every experienced.

Now if we could find a way to take this to the masses we would be a true unified nation.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wandering Around (Without a Clue)

Insanity is something a usually attribute to drivers, but I have come to realise that it doesn't stop there.

I recently attended a cricket match at Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg. What Insanity, what were they thinking when they developed an office block across the road from a cricket stadium?

Picture this 5pm office workers going home and cricket fans arriving - Chaos! An absolute nightmare.

On top of that there are no parking facilities available and the help full car guards are assisting people to park on the pavements. "Don't worry boss, your car is safe, it's OK to park here." An hour later Metro is towing away all these illegally parked cars and not a car guard in sight.

How can we have a sport venue with no parking facilities that takes 72 000 odd cricket fans over a period of 5 days? (OK admittedly that is a record for the stadium)

If the city cannot provide the facilities then it should not be prosecuting people for 'making a plan'

Instead it should be assisting those people.

I am going to start an award in the honour of this insanity and call it the Wanderers in Johannesburg Award or WAJA for short. I will be awarding this award to all the idiots out there who are wandering around without a clue.

All suggestions for nomines welcome

Monday, March 2, 2009

Intelligent Idiots

I found it astounding that someone who has the intelligence and the ability to be a fully functional member of society can be a complete idiot.

If you can afford to drive a car that costs around half a million one would assume that you have also mastered the skills to read. Based on that assumption is it not logical to assume that putting your child in the front seat, despite all the manufacturers warnings and
all the safety tips advising against it, is stupidity in itself?

Why would a supposedly intelligent human being knowingly put there children at risk? It goes against every instinct in our bodies. Even at a very basic genetic level we are programed to protect our own.

Yet every day we see people risking the lives of their children for no known reason whatsoever.

So to use some very basic mathematics.

Intelligence + Stupidity = Idiots