Racism… Well friends, today I had the personal experience of being assaulted by a man.
He nearly drove into me but I managed to slow down in time. When I passed him and gave him the “head-shake”, he responded by calling me a “hotnot” -which is Cape for “I don’t like you because you have a nice tan”.
He then swerved in front of me a 2nd time, showing aggressive hand-signs and even though my lip-reading is not on CIA-field-agent level, I could make out the words “ek sal jou bliksem”- which is Afrikaans slang for “I will make you say “Eina”. Eina means ouch by the way.
Anyway, I followed the man- whom I have since named “Mr Padvark”- down the road where he stopped. Now I know what some of you are thinking, you’re thinking I should have just carried on driving serenely down the beautiful streets of Southern Paarl.
Instead I stopped my car as well, and no- I did not jump out of my car like an idiot. That didn’t stop him though. He jumped out and grabbed a large wooden stick from his car which he used to strike me in the face. To see what happened, watch the video. Warning: foul language ahead. This is Mr Padvark Part 1. Part 2 is coming soon. By the way if you know this guy, tag him.