PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Atheitis
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 185
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Atheitis's badges.
 

Service with a mielie and without a smile

29 May 2014, 14:04

I recently had the misfortune to have some of the growing legions that the ANC has left uneducated and unemployed jump over a 3 metre wall and break into my house while I was out walking the dogs. The buggers have evidently been watching my movements. All they stole was my laptop and wallet I had left on the kitchen counter. Fortunately they did no enter the bedroom area where my wife was alone in bed.

It was the loss of the wallet that irked me most. I back up my computer on-line regularly so that was not a train smash . I had to cancel the credit card but it was the driver's licence that annoyed me most. Only last year I had gritted my teeth and gone through the dreaded five year totally redundant and degrading ritual of having to renew my licence and be polite as possible to the army of disinterested and rude ANC officialdom that inhabit the plaster pealing, filthy windowed offices of the Randburg Licensing Department.

The office is supposed to open at 07:30 so, armed with a book to read, I went and stood first in line at the door at 06:50 on drizzling gloomy day. The “werkas” slowly started to arrive from about 07:15, most clutching paper bags of hamburgers, chips and breakfast KFC. Sometime after 07:30 the doors opened for the public which was, by then, a queue of more than 25. We were ushered into a steel barred off little corridor where I found I was now 8th in the queue because some of the friends and relatives of the breakfasting staff or bribe givers had been let in via some back door.

Anyway, to cut a dreary and patience testing experience short, by 08:00 we were released from the cells, and after playing government musical chairs for an hour, I was eventually signalled to go and sit at one of the desks where a 100kg women sat chewing on a cold mielie. FFS, she attended to me clutching a mielie in one hand, on which she occasionally chewed, while trying to use the computer keyboard with the other.

Now I have previous experience of the little cadre trick to get a one-up on the long suffering public where, after wasting hours playing musical chairs, and you finally get to burger king, mielie muncher or KFC fingers, they conduct a perfunctory eye test which they then delight in telling you that you failed so you are forced to go away, see an optician and go through the same crap on another day.

I have full 20/20 vision and this time I saw an optician beforehand and had a certificate to that effect but mielie muncher still insisted I do a test with the machine with the greasy, faeces smeared joystick. The same equipment that they failed me with last time miraculously passed me now.

R350.00 and a temporary licence later, I waited two months and eventually collected my new licence produced courtesy of a R100 million plus tender awarded to our dear golfing friend at Sheik Enterprises by the then Minister of Transport and current loathsome spin doctor, Mac the Mouth.

I have locked the new licence away in a safe place because I am buggered if I am going to risk losing it or having it stolen again. So I won't carry a driver's licence with me any more. I have instead obtained a Commissioner of Oaths certified photocopy which I keep in my car. If I am stopped by that other useless bunch of bribe taking cadres, the Metro police, and they don't accept the copy and fine me then that is still going to be at lesser cost, hardship and fulminating annoyance than having to go through the exercise in futility again.

What a waste of time and resources. At least half the population drives around without licences, false licences or licences they bought from the mielie munchers and the rules of the road do not matter any more. I reckon that if half of all fat government employees were fired tomorrow that no one would notice and the country will be far better off without them.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Siphokuhle Dludla
Black people can't be racist.

Reverse Racism does not exist!  Read more...

34 comments 710 views
Submitted by
Toni V Brockhoven
Foie Gras. Torture in a tin.

According to Stop Gavage, the French organisation against foie gras, worldwide 80 million birds are force fed annually – known as gavage – several times daily until slaughter.  Read more...

8 comments 312 views
Submitted by
IanMartin
Frikkie And Plug Join The Army

When Frikkie and Plug were in Matric the SANDF visited their school on a recruitment drive. After listening to the presentation they both decided it would be a good idea to join the army for a year. Read more...

15 comments 4007 views
Submitted by
Chris Khanye
The tyranny of Jacob Zuma leaders...

Why Jacob Zuma is somewhat despised and controversial, it is because he espoused the ‘dangers of leadership’.  Read more...

10 comments 1260 views
Submitted by
archibald
Life after death

The only evidence we do have of what LIFE is, is the testimonies of those who actually left their bodies to have seen the real force that lives inside their body.  Read more...

166 comments 2087 views
Submitted by
PeterTracey
Why I’m no DA fan

This Maimane fellow from the DA was as boring as an 80 year old German padre and does not seem to relate to our country’s history and the struggles of the ordinary person in the street. Read more...

48 comments 3235 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange

Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman had her life, beliefs, prejudices and everything she once believed in utterly transformed by the greatest man of her time. Now R221. Pre-order now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.