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Generosity and black racism

29 May 2014, 15:39

My wife (she is white) was in a Pick ‘n Pay yesterday patiently queuing to pay for cat food. In front of her was an elderly black man shuffling towards the till with a hand-held basket with some food items in it. As he approached the till my wife noticed he was agitated.

He kept taking food out of the basket and putting it on the shelf in front of the till. Then he opened his hand and counted his money. He clearly did not have the funds to pay for his food.

My wife said nothing and reached across and put R100 into his hand and smiled. Then all hell broke loose ...

A huge commotion broke out behind her.

“How wena!!!! Why are you giving him money. We ALL deserve money! Give us money!” The source was two black women with trolleys laden with goodies. Trying to ignore them became impossible, because they turned their ire to my wife and the black gentleman (who is around my father’s age). And of course out came the race card. Apparently my wife is racist for helping the elderly man! Not one to mince her words, my wife finally turned round and explained to them exactly what they could do with their racist hides.

Of course, the story doesn’t end there. The security guard yes (yes he was black) walks up to my wife and orders her out of the store, because she is ”causing trouble”.

By this time the entire store gathered around when two large men stepped in to back up my wife and even escorted her to her car (thanks guys!)

Now my wife has been left distraught. As a naturally generous person, she is wondering exactly what she did wrong. Should she simply become selfish and never help another soul again?

For my part, I am disgusted. The two “ladies” have proven what the “verkramtes” always said about my countrymen. And the poor elderly man? Shamed over another’s generosity and for what?

The clincher was that after paying for his food, he turned round and gave my wife the change from the R100 note.

What can one deduce? Where they just a nasty pair of cows or where they out and out racists? Are they the exception or is this the rule in the new SA? I don’t know, but I bet my wife will think twice about helping out a needy old man in future!

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