What do gas heaters and William Nicol Drive have in common?
They are both on the list of things I’ll be glad to leave behind in South Africa.
Maybe you’re surprised I do indeed have such a list. A collection of all the stuff I won’t shed a single tear over when it comes time to say goodbye. I know I’ve been going on and on about how great life in South Africa has been. I’ve written about the things I WILL cry over at length, and I’m not even done with writing about them, but today I’d like to mention the other side.
The dark side.
Call it self-preservation. Because thinking of all that I hate here will make leaving that much easier.
What prompted me to write this post was when I gave my cancellation notice to Afrihost, our internet service provider. I had to go online, indicate my termination date, and then select the reason from a drop-down box. Guess what one of the choices was?
“The cables keep getting stolen.”
I won’t miss the fact that in this country, stolen cables are a major reason people are canceling their internet service, along with relocation and death.
This is what I also won’t miss about South Africa:
I’m sure some of you can add a thing or two to this list. What’s yours?