Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More from the Sheltered South African Kid

Her latest pearler: "I didn't watch the 1995 Final. I thought we were going to lose so I was asleep in my room."

When she uttered this little pearler this morning, myself and the other South African in the room had nothing to say. We looked at her, looked at each other, looked at her again. Eventually I laughed. What else could I do?

I'll readily admit that I was not brought up in a rugby-obsessed family. But even my hockey-playing relatives and I were watching in awe as Joel dropkicked us to glory. This was followed by a drive home with South Africans hooting on the roads, waving, shouting at everybody/anybody who looked in their general direction. I could be wrong, and I don't have any studies to back this up, but I think I'm working with the only South African who slept through the 1995 RWC Final and its subsequent celebrations.

She followed up by saying how she really, REALLY hopes SA can win this weekend, but she just doesn't think they can manage it. This from the woman who does not... I repeat... does not know who Bryan Habana is.

I ignored her after that.


kop said...

You have to put this woman out of her misery. May I suggest a hockey stick to the base of the skull.

Catalyst said...

Wow... And she doesn't know who Habana is?

You sure she's South African? Perhaps she's a Zimbo?

Susan Grave said...

Aah, Koekie, just love the pic of Bryan .. and to 'catalyst' . cheeky little girl .. I'm a very ancient Zimbo (probably a ruin).


Don't believe a word I write said...

Catalyst is a boy-child.
Aren't you?
Or have I been flirting with a girrrrrrrrl?

Koekie said...

haha Sue - I have nothing against the Zimbos. Especially as all Zimbos have more knowledge than my dear delusioned South African colleague. And yes, DBAWIW, Catalyst is a boy-child. Or he's the hairest girl-child I've ever met... scary thought.

Bof said...

Doesn't know who Habana is?
Even the USA now sing the "Star Spangled Habana"

Catalyst said...

Hairy bint? Me?

Not bloody likely