PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
ZION
 
Comments: 14
Article views: 5
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all ZION's badges.
 

The beautiful land

16 October 2012, 10:56
THE BEAUTIFUL LAND

South  Africa  is a beautiful land with beautiful people and beautiful ideas. In fact the South African’s ideas are off the top shelves and beats the rest of the world in all its originality.  So every positive has its negative attached.    

Some years ago, a lady who owned a house decided to have a paddling pool installed to keep her children occupied.  Unable to find a reliable contractor to do the job, she went through the smalls in the local paper and found this one promising heaven and earth. A real friendly bunch who displayed their qualifications and framed satisfied customers satisfactions against the wall.  They got the job and demanded cash up-front. And got it partially. The whole world is not a bunch of fools.     

Work began and after an over- extended period it was completed. The contractor demanded the rest of the cash but was turned down because faults appeared in the structure and water was leaking through the wall.  The pool was 4 m x 3 metres and about 700 mm deep. No problem for the contractors they simply painted the faulty area with glass fibre resin. And Bob's is your uncle. As did this one, pools have pumps and pipes and whatnot. The pump needs a canopy for weather protection. No problem: Our intrepid contractors  removed the closing flaps on a cardboard box and painted the box with glue.Coarse sand was scattered onto the glue and it looked quite grand and professional: Professional until the rains made their debut and the entire box, glue and sand collapsed into a heap. The contractor wanted his cash and that request was again turned down. The pump  was covered with a factory-made cover and the contractor received his cash. Two years later I moved into the house and noticed the pool sides were bulging inwards.    

The side support ground had slipped to the bottom and water had penetrated and surrounded the entire structure. Then the sides collapsed inwards. This is the point where the beauty comes to the fore: The walls were made of cut mazonite sheeting and painted over with glass fibre resin to make it look like genuine glass fibre panels.    

Some months later the contractor arrives and wants to know if he can show a potential customer the pool as this person wants to make use of his expertise.  We walked around the house and showed him the hole with the collapsed panels still inside.   03/10/2012
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
14 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Julian Jackson
Why value investors have been und...

Value investing has been a solid philosophy and history has shown that it works better than most other investment philosophies.  Read more...

0 comments 73 views
Submitted by
Luke Folb
Springbok World Cup Squad

The Springboks have shown great failure this season in closing out games and showing cool heads in the final third of the game. Read more...

2 comments 216 views
Submitted by
Tau Tawengwa
Labour, Race Relations and Zimbab...

The government’s intervention in labour relations after 1980 resulted in a frigid labour market characterized by the pro-worker labour laws. Read more...

1 comments 185 views
Submitted by
Zethembe Mseleku
The three-legged “threat” for you...

The notion of “youth development” has become the central theme in development agenda both locally, nationally and internationally.  Read more...

2 comments 174 views
Submitted by
Hennie Potgieter
Who/What created Satan?

I must confess to being intrigued by the stances from both theistic and atheistic perspectives as being placed on this forum. Read more...

41 comments 625 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Double trouble , Toil & trouble ....

What else comes to mind when watching Carte Blanche and seeing our faithful Zama Zama's at work .. Who will ever invest one red cent into this country of ours?  Read more...

36 comments 1686 views
 

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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 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.