Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The very important person who I can never respect again because the first time I saw him, he had a pigeon on his head – Carver

Names

This is probably one of my longest blog titles. The next headings of this post will all be annoying, giving you no clues.

Kenya is the lock of Africa

This is probably very useless and it sounds like a metaphor but it is not. We were looking through Greenmarket Square and there were lots of Africa -shaped boxes. It was always Kenya that held them shut.

Earth is a web of connections, South Africa is on Mars

Another good useless metaphor. Another post about the Internet here. I just spoiled what this one was about. The Internet here is terrible. I'm not wasting more of the post to retell the story again. So,we ran out of Internet. But at Telkom, they said that we apparently need proof of address to get Internet which you need a utilities bill to get. We are renting and don't get those bills, though. A different Telkom let us get Internet.

The very important person who I can never respect again because the first time I saw him, he had a pigeon on his head

My last piece. This is a terrible metaphor. But I suppose you are wondering what it means. There was a statue in Church Square of a very important person. But the first time I saw him there was a pigeon sitting on his head. So how could I respect him after that? We came back later to take a picture and learn his name for this post. His name is Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr.

2 comments:

  1. So, Carver, who is Jan Henrik Hofvnr? What did he do?

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  2. He was a South African politician.

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