Monthly Archives: August 2011

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Every few minutes, I’d stare desperately at my watch. I was waiting for a trotro at Bridge, pacing up and down like an expectant father. No doubt I’d be very late for work, and the chicken scratching and pecking around … Continue reading

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Authorized road users only, please!

I’ve had it with motorcycles not stopping at traffic lights, even in the full glare of the police. Take one morning when a smallish man zoomed through red at the Airport traffic lights after stopping less than five seconds. His … Continue reading

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Tricks of the trade

It was about a quarter to seven on a cool Tuesday morning in this Mercedes Benz Sprinter. I’ll never forget one passenger. He wore a well-worn Barcelona jersey of questionable genuineness. He was at the back, and being of average … Continue reading

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Good cop, bad cop

It was all so familiar. Driving through the slow motion of the morning commute, just a few metres past the Spanner Junction traffic lights, I saw a parked Nissan Urvan at the side of the road. The driver was pleading … Continue reading

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