Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'll keep your car safe.

I can't tell you how many times we heard this phrase while in South Africa. Almost every time we parked our car a man in a yellow traffic vest (no doubt stolen or found somewhere) would run over to us and tell us over and over that he'd "keep our car safe", "no scratches", "I'll keep an eye on it for you."

At first we didn't know how to react or respond, but after a few times we just went along with it and then gave the man like 40 cents. are some of the awesome and crazy things we encountered.

- The guy who helps you parallel park.
- The guy who then helps you get out of said parallel spot and not run into traffic.
- The men who try to wash your window shield at an intersection with soapy water in a 2 liter bottle.
- The men who walk in between the lanes selling SA car flags...on the interstate!
- The homeless who will walk along side you and tell you to root for Bafana Bafana and have fun at the World Cup.
- KFC is really popular.
- When you order a get a 300ml coke can. Which is heavier than in the US.

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