Just did a website search for “You know you’re in South Africa when”. A result popped up and I found a post on Blogthings that made me get goosebumps all over and feel very proudly South African 🙂
- You realise after watching the news on TV that nothing happened in the rest of the world.
- The police advise you not to stop if they wave you down in the middle of the night but rather speed past them and drive to your nearest police station.
- A minibus taxi overtakes you, just to stop right in front of you.
- The police ask you if they should follow up on the burglary you’ve just reported.
- You paint your car’s registration number on the roof in large letters.
- Half the city pays for the other half’s electricity and water supply.
- A murderer gets a 2 year sentence, and a pirate M-Net viewer a 6 month sentence.
- You know someone who knows someone who has met Nelson Mandela.
- You go to “braais” (barbecues) regularly, where you eat boerewors (long meaty sausage-type thing) and swim, sometimes simultaneously.
- The electricity comes back on, and you check to see if there are any soccer or cricket games on TV – why else would ESKOM have fixed the electricity so quickly?
- You have a gear lock for your car.
- You come out of a friend’s house/shopping centre/office to find the gear lock worked and your car is still there, but your radio, tapes, jersey and every other removable thing you had in the car is gone, and you just sigh, shrug and go home.
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