Ever asked why white South Africans walk shoeless in public‚ just applaud when singing in church‚ cherish frequented houses and go bananas when they hear the tune Sweet Caroline?
The response to these and a quickly developing string of silly inquiries that have joined individuals of all races the nation over can be found on a Facebook post by Joburger.
The post‚ that by twelve on Friday had almost 4 000 comments‚ is the ideal counteractant to seven days of political shenanigans and bleak news about the condition of the nation’s economy.
The post peruses: “Approve dark individuals … ask white individuals one inquiry you generally needed to know.”
Here is a little example of those inquiries
Jont Schoeman had this to say about the Neil Diamond song: “It’s a psychological anchor that probably started decades ago. At some point a bunch of white people were drunk having a good time then the song played. Then it happened one or two times …. Then some other white people were around these people when the song played and they saw how happy the original people were which made them happy and perhaps this happened once or twice again creating an anchor for these people‚ and then this process repeated until millions of white people went crazy when drunk and hearing this song.”
Bongani Rapoo chipped in: “Lawwwwwd … I’m not gonna lie … that song is bomb‚ no wonder white folk always happy … how can u be angry listening to Sweet Caroline on your way to work.”
Mindy Fulcher Tarpley replied: “I remember going to my first all-black funeral here in the south for an old gentleman and it was like a three-hour church service with dancing and hollering and some damn good music and singing.”
Arné Combrinck recalled how a woman’s dog “drank my coffee (it was next to the couch) and she said: ‘Don’t worry‚ my dogs are clean‚ you can drink it’.”
Johan Kruger replied: “Cause my mom like her pets more than me.”
Roy Pearson had the answer: “You got it backwards … RICE CAKES ARE THE PUNISHMENT!!”
Music was a hot topic on the thread.
Flippie Dolfie de Beer shared his thoughts: “I honestly don’t know man‚ when we get drunk that song gets us hyped af.”
“Land? What land? The government dictates what we can or can’t buy – plus we pay them to be able to buy the land! Also – government owns more land than the rest of the population put together! Tell the government to ‘give back the land’!” Rainer Schulz replied.