Truck-load of pure drivel astounds

2015-07-30 06:00

I WAS flabbergasted to read the truck-load of pure unrefined drivel that was spouted by one TJ Ackerman against local drivers and South Coast residents in general. I have been a semi-permanent resident of Ramsgate for the past 15 years retaining my Gauteng registration number for my vehicle.

During this period not a single NPS driver displayed any aggression or vindictiveness towards me. In actual fact, I always found them to be con- siderate, which was in stark contrast with many of the out-of-town drivers who tend to be aggressive in parking areas.

Ackerman apparently drove his friend’s car with great care to avoid being stranded again without a vehicle. When his car was returned he obviously reverted to the aggressive, obnoxious driving pattern of a large number of Gauteng drivers which elicited a suitable reaction from his co-road users.

His reference to “all hell broke loose” is hyperbolic in the extreme. His comment that locals are bitter because there is nothing to go back to is so puerile it surely matches his driving skills. Go back to what? Life- threatening crime? More motorists of his ilk? No beaches and ocean? No fishing? Freezing cold weather?

It is in fact only the blessed few, who are favoured to live in such beautiful surroundings as the coastal area. I have sympathy with Ackerman for being so bitter at the prospect of going back to his dreary surroundings.

Theuns Appelgryn


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