The Old Masters – re-interpreted 71

With that rather comforting cosmic predictability, Wednesday has arrived, hard on the heels of Tuesday night; and we can all breathe a word of thanks that South African officialdom has not yet got their greedy little paws on electronic communications – yet. More of this below…

For now, we can take out our frustrations on a poor defenceless Old Master. Today’s subject of scholarly effort victim is Johannes Vermeer

Two South African damsels in distress: "I don't know why you're rushing with your resumé Charlotte.  With the SA Postal (dis)Service, you'll be on old-age pension by the time the recruiting company gets it - IF they get it."

Two South African damsels in distress: “I don’t know why you’re rushing with your resumé Charlotte. With the SA Postal (dis)Service, you’ll be on old-age pension by the time the recruiting company gets it – IF they get it.”

Yes dear Reader, South African postal services are yet again in the midst of a postal strike. True to form, it appears that it is not enough to simply protest how terribly hard done by they are; it is necessary to show the true colours by looting, destroying and injuring; amongst other endearing characteristics. You can read more about it here. If you are reluctant to corroborate the story, I include an image that is doing the rounds on Facebook (credit unknown), taken of the Benoni Post Office on 6 October 2014.

With the current backlog (of post that hasn’t already been destroyed or stolen) standing at six weeks (and who knows how long the strike will still last?), my recommendation is to make use of your friendly courier service. It might be more expensive, but the chances are better that the recipient will actually get the goods.

In most countries, this would be a criminal act, but in SA (especially if you're a Party member), you might get a slap on the writs and a hundred lines and they'll sweep it under the very large carpet of corruption.

In most countries, this would be a criminal act, but in SA (especially if you’re a Party member), you might get a slap on the writs and a hundred lines and they’ll sweep it under the very large carpet of corruption.

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About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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