LOL Car license renewal WOOO SHEM

Woo Shem South African colloquialism means Oh Shame. Made famous by Somizi Mhlongo (TV personality)
Eish = expression, used to express surprise, annoyance and pain.
Yoh = expression of surprise or joy

Arrive at 08h00

Go to the front desk

Get a form and ask for a pen

Mmm sorry I dun’t hav…

And then

Shall I write with my finger

Woooo Shem

Luckily for me I’m a teacher

Well stocked,

Then get rudely chased out

Like a naughty feline

And make a beeline for…

YOH!  another queue

That just goes on and on

Wooo Shem

Lady appears with pink dress

High heels from here to Table mountain

Yoh astounding!

I’m doubting she’ll last

Woooo Shem

Old lady arrives in her car

Young guy shouts at her to help

You must just go there!

Heh…moenie so met my praat nie(don’t talk to me like that)

Young guy responds….

Haibo wena engizama ukukusiza, yassus!

(hey I’m trying to help you)

Stand in queue for 2 hours

Need a lot of will power

Feet get sore

Department organizations are so poor

Woooo Shem

Clever individual says she’ll be back

She asked, Please can you keep my space?

All dressed up in her lace dress

Pitches up 30min later

I’m not here to cater

To your needs, such a faker

Wooo Shem

Standing in the queue

One can’t even view

the front door

Listening to South Africans complain

Eish, eish seriously but why!

Torture for the mind

What are you trying to gain?

Let’s come back tomorrow says one

Yoh my friend


It will be the same

Woooo Shem

Finally I’m in and the noise makes my ears ring

Old woman saying that’s terrible

Ek voel so nar (I feel so sick)

Passop hierdie stool is gevaarlik(this chair is dangerous)

Wooo Shem

Another old man says

Ek dink daardie vrou is op pensioen (I think that woman is on pension)

Dis hoekom(that’s why) she’s taking so long Lol

Older folk just complain and complain

About everything

Woooo Shem

Some folks feel like they entitled

Yet in this country

We supposed to be united

Wooo Shem

If I have to hear one more time

About that blinking chair

I Feel like standing up and saying

We know it’s broken, lady!

This ain’t the Hilton Hotel

For goodness sake

Stop announcing it

We know it!

So shut it!

Woooo Shem.

OK so I sat down on another broken chair

Eish ya what can I say

So far 3 and a half hours

Of Waiting

Of Sitting

Of tolerating

Close minded people

So Im blogging…

Thank goodness I’m almost there….

#publicservice #poets #poetry #thoughtthreads #funnySA #oldfolks




Author: lovablewarriorking

Author of Chasing Joy(Published in 2019). Educator Christian Love Poetry Deep in thought most of the time.

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