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…
Shall I write with my finger
Luckily for me I’m a teacher
Then get rudely chased out
Like a naughty feline
And make a beeline for…
YOH! another queue
That just goes on and on
Lady appears with pink dress
High heels from here to Table mountain
I’m doubting she’ll last
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
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
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
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)
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
Some folks feel like they entitled
Yet in this country
We supposed to be united
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!
OK so I sat down on another broken chair
Eish ya what can I say
So far 3 and a half hours
Close minded people
So Im blogging…
Thank goodness I’m almost there….
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