Monthly Archives: September 2010

We’re hammin’, hammin’, and we hope you like hammin’ too

I pulled up to the roadblock. The policeman walked towards me. My palms were sweating. My heart was in the throes of a lively tachycardia. I rolled down the window. The officer shoved his head through the open window. “Pig,” … Continue reading

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Cross words fail me when, even in paradise, criminals rule

The view of mountains, sea and fynbos was breathtaking. Once my breath returned I inhaled some of the summer-fresh, salty sea air – it was like taking a gulp of pure tranquility. Sunday was a perfect day and we had … Continue reading

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Finding Nemosis for the overfished pun

 I take Omega 3 tablets. It’s good for my heart, apparently. Heart, shmeart. It leaves a fishy taste in my mouth for the rest of the day, which no amount of tooth-brushing or gargling will take away. Since I’ve started … Continue reading

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Weed it and weep – how The Shrink had me down on my knees in the garden

Sounds honourable to throw the match (2, 4)* . “Outrageous,” I spat when I saw the clue. “Out-bloody-rageous.” The Shrink, my wife and crossword companion, sighed. She knew I was about to have a rant. She was right. “It was … Continue reading

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