(only in Africa)
I have been debating with myself about purchasing a tablet, the benefit of
having a mobile tablet, is that I can write anywhere.
So, I found one at Ackermans and purchased it and found it to be faulty.
I returned it 7 days later but encountered so many funny human happenings.
I realized I am
serious, I consider what I do so seriously, that I get wrapped up
in the spiritual world and completely forget
to have fun.
My reaction to the faulty tablet would be one of anger, regret, but
I stood in Ackermans, waiting for Ayanda D the supervisor, calling the department
for a approval of my refund, I assisted him by “playing’ security guard to the
incoming shoppers, by taping their current plastic bags will a yellow
security tape, so they would not be tempted to shoplift.
The body language, expressions, and complete surrender
to my authority of new found “security” guard, was amazing.
Frowns, Laughter, joy, smiles, giggles, a willingness to chat to me was
overwhelming, but best of all, was changing the stereo type of all
security guards should be “black”. I enjoyed my afternoon adventure,
learning about people and cultures, we are all human after all,
we all want a home, a soul mate, something delicious to eat,
love, warmth, security, intimacy, the ability to be
ourselves, not restricted by religion, sexual orientation,
skin colour, upbringing, and most of all old belief
systems, we want to be free to be ourselves, human.
I spent the afternoon, laughing . . . at how much fun I had
in the shop, challenging yourself, step out of your box.