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Valuable lessons

02 July 2014, 19:00
The Oscar Pistorius has been nothing short of eye opening.

Apart from learning how the justice system works for those who can afford expensive defence attorneys of Barry Roux's calibre, I have also learnt that on a good day, we citizens can actually deplete state resources  if we play our cards right.

Take rands and dollars out of the equation, the lessons learnt from the trial are priceless among them:

1) Mind your won business just in case you happen to be summoned to court and made to look like a confused fraud or worse still a criminal
2) If anonymity is what you are looking for as a witness, do not give your real name, big brother Google will find you.
3) If you want your career to survive, pull a Captain Morgan, I mean Mangena out the bag and stick to your guns, regardless of what your guns are made of.
4) Learn your grammar, tenses, develop a good vocabulary and if you can, do yourself a favour and learn all of South Africa's official language, the interpretation of meaning could make or break you.
5) Memory is vital, whether you are lying or telling the truth, make sure you get your story right and remember to stick to it. If you happen to forget something, make sure you never remember it again, especially if it happens to be coerced out of you.

I have also discovered that technically, I am classified as disabled and our disability is that of a mental nature and occurs sporadically during the course of the day.

This condition I have discovered, is quite common in homo sapien sapiens in varying degrees, impairing their ability to think rationally.

The condition scientifically known as intellectual impairment occurs and manifests itself differently depending on the patient's values, belief system and moral code. However, acute intellectual impairment renders an individual incapable of rationalism and following what is regarded as acceptable primary homo-sapien-sapienly behaviour. 

Thus said, should one who suffers from recurring episodes of insanity (moments of insanity as some would call them) claim disability benefits or at least fall under the employment quota for the disabled? 


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