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A South African scene on Christmas Eve

IT’S 8.18am on Christmas Eve and I’m in a queue in the local Post Office to renew my car licence. There are 18 people in front of me and at roughly 10 minutes per person, this is going to be a three-hour affair. Let me repeat: standing in a queue, on Christmas Eve.

I’m immediately aware of how counter-intuitive this is. Who stands in physical, actual queues anymore? The last queue I was in was an online one, and it was mere minutes before I was conducting business. This is completely non-21st century vibes going on here. Continue reading A South African scene on Christmas Eve