Here’s the sweet and the bitter in one dose

2017-01-19 06:01
my take thobile ndzube

my take thobile ndzube

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Only those who grew up in the era of the LP’s and 45” records will attest to how irritating a scratched record sounded.

Once the needle was stuck in the same tiny groove, you could only hear repeated sounds of the song, until one went over the record player, lifted the needle and placed it in the next groove.

When the LP then or the CD now is scratched, it doesn’t matter how hard you clean it, the scratch seems permanent.

I sure hope readers who have been following my articles over the years, have gained a thing or two regarding my writing style.

You may have laughed at some of the stories.

I may have touched you in one way and that I hope helped to change your lifestyle. I could have hit the nail where it hurt the most and you may have taken offence. I would have exposed some things that you were not aware off and that created tension in your circles. I could have said a couple of things about your favourite club.

I could go on and list a lot of things that we as writers are judged on. What do you do then? Do you stop writing and just say you are scared of offending anyone or exposing anything? Do you choose areas to touch on or become one of the biased ‘bomaqalazive’ who report on things the way it will sound good to their ‘blessers’.

Now I have painted two scenarios and you are wondering how do these link? Well as we start the year 2017, I promise not to sound like a scratched record. I will continue giving you what I always know is good for you. I will always shy away from the volatile political arena because at this juncture things are about to become very interesting. I will always ask the question though about the status of our so-called freedom to see if it is benefiting the masses out there. I will talk about sport even though I have been told that if you want to loose weight faster and quicker take six steps that Pirates took last season.

Enjoy people, unyaka uqalile.

PS: When lost,ask for directions!

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
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.