Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Trying to stay positive...

Well, what can I say - hooray - we won the rugby!! What an absolute cracker of a game.. Quite strange how sport can affect a country and it's people's outlook on life. If only the government would use it and build on the huge positive vibes that come out of things like that... Truth is -they won't. They have their heads so far up their own arse it unbelievable, they are too busy worrying about balancing the quota's in the rugby team and forget about the people getting shot dead every heaven knows how many minutes..

In the UK there are literally thousands of camera's and people feel they are invasion of privacy.. I believe in a little pain for the benefit of the greater good, so what if the police and powers that be can monitor your movements, you shouldn't be concerned if you're a law abiding citizen anyway.. Here, when filling up your car at the local petrol station, your registration is run through a database verifying that the car is not stolen etc.. Why can't we bring systems like that in SA? Even criminals need to fill their cars ;-).. unless they hijack and petrol tanker..

Our house is still not sold, and with literally four weeks to go until we finish our jobs, we're seriously losing hope of selling anytime soon. It really sucks. We're due to go on a twelve day cruise and return to SA four days after that.. The reality looks like an extended stay in this cold, sun deprived place.. and all because people are so pathetically flaky they can't stick to their word. I can't face staying here and away from our family and friends especially over December, but unless a miracle happens quickly, we screwed..

Sorry - no happy stories tonight ;-).. read http://fromthetipofafrica.blogspot.com/ - maybe he's got some happy news ;-)..... waiting patiently for the next chapter.. come on...



2 comments:

rodney said...

The euphoria of the Rugby World Cup has a left us with a glow here in SA, but mine was a little dampened because i was chatting to a journalist here and he reminded me that since the quota system was enforced not only has our soccer team not won anything (it used to be half white), but it has poisoned the spirit and caused so much infighting. I have a feeling that in this case, Mr Eeyore Richard is unfortunately right.

Wilhelmina said...

Good words.