What a nightmare drive home. Someone in their infinite ( new found? ) wisdom decided “ Lets have a roadblock on M7, west”. All that heavy Traffic from bayhead, we bound to nab all the crimes,messed up taxis, heavies driven by kids, and hey, maybe even Al Shabaab..All rather impressive, a dozen SAPS, metro cars,lots of R5 rifles, Metro ladies ( all so overweight) trying to look menacing, arms folded, dark glasses,( sun went down a while back), So the result of reducing the Pinetown bound traffic to one lane is well, devastation, nuclear style..it effectively blocks traffic both ways, because its impossible to filter on to N2 S , as those same trucks block the intersection without any fearof fines or sanction.
In principle I don’t have an issue with roadblocks….but this provided only a source of entertainment, only found on ANN7…2 guys pirouetting like ballerinas checking discs on trucks and taxis whilst 18 other stood around, as I said, looking menacing. Laughing, joking, swinging those phalluses around like, well, like large phalluses…Do they know why they are doing it, or have any training? The stoppers were nowhere in evidence, in fact it was a bit like the Annual Christmas lunch, minus the beers and the Police Chief and his big Chev.
How many were pulled into the quarantine area you may well ask…? well, in 20 mins stopped there wasting expensive fuel in my gas guzzler I saw…well, none….
All those taxi’s , trucks were all super roadworthy.
Does anybody ever ask how many tickets, impounds, arrest result from all the chaos…?
On my honour, I saw a guy drinking beer nonchalantly out of a bottle as he approached……I guess that’s sums up the whole situation, and how effective we all view them..
Thanks for making a long day , even longer….it was funny though, in a rather pathetic way…
Oh, and if in my days you were on duty without a cap, you could expect an ass kicking…..but they were real cops….
And before anybody asks, NO , I don’t feel any better…..
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