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so the other day i am on one of the bizarrest [so bizarre in fact, english grammar policers, that it took ‘most bizarre’ to another level] phone conversations at work that i have ever been on, which basically ends with this old couple [him speaking, her in the background] letting me know emphatically that the appropriate number of times for one to have read the bible through from beginning to end is somewhere >30 [“I lost count at 30” being the background ladys enthusiastic response to my rather feeble, “um, i don’t know, 5 or 6 maybe?”]

felt a little like something along the lines of “No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition… amongst out weaponry are such diverse elements as fear, surprise, a ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the thirty fold reading of the word, i’ll come in again…” [especially when my office mate passed me a piece of paper with the title of that sketch on it]

but the finale moment was a classic as the old man commented on the fact that i must be from somewhere else because of my accent:

OLD MAN: I notice you have a different accent. You from England?
Me: South Africa.
OLD MAN: [excitedly] REALLY? What country?
Me: [holding back a year’s supply of sarcasm] South Africa.

i would love to hear your similar ‘the country of Africa’ stories…

[For the answer to the ‘Where are all the African Americans hiding?” question, click here]

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i want out!

so there is a competition happening called get rid of me and i have entered and would really dig it if you could click the link and vote (no login or details needed, just a simple click)

http://www.getridofme.com/user/1976

i think you can vote every day so please feel absolutely free to keep going back and voting – the prize is a 6 month for 2 holiday basically in 18 different countries – you keep a video and written travel blog for them and obviously ‘take people along’ for the journey – would be a great opportunity to finish writing my book (inspired by remote and exotic locations oh yes) and just to connect with the beautiful lady val before our next adventure or life season which we are waiting on God for once this year is done…

thank you in advance… now get rid of me!

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