Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's been a rough day

By Pamela Moeng

What a day and it is still not over. Mr Man and I  have visitors from abroad and a dinner date.

But rather than enjoy the thought, I am yearning for my bed and a good lie down in a foetal position.

Two hours were wasted this morning trying to get to a training in the one area of Jozi where the road works absolutely never end. The trip  should have taken 45 minutes max.

Then, of course, the journey back at the close of the business day was another trek through snarled traffic. Not even the thought of all the fodder for a novel it was cheered me up.

The lunchtime conversation was an even more depressing critique of everything that's wrong in SA and why. The final conclusion was dreary. The poor are getting poorer, the corrupt are getting richer, and the middle class have been "educated" into submission.

No mass protests from us, we're conditioned to pay and comply without complaint. The taxi drivers, on the other hand, are a force to be reckoned with - they have the power to block the highways and make their might felt.

You don't believe me?

What else could explain that they are exempted from e-tolling? Caskets on wheels are hardly  "public transport", but for the purposes of e-Toll, they are.

Go figure!

1 comment:

Lori said...

Oh Pamela, I feel your pain.

The critique of SA sounds depressingly similar to that of the US. Same situation.

I long for my own country! LOL

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