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Mystery Sign

Posted by Carl Schutte on February 9, 2009

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So, there I was walking around the waterfront, when suddenly I came across this massive sign. This thing is the size of a small continent… OK, a very small continent… like St Martin in the Caribbean. Yes, I know it’s an island, but this isn’t a lesson about Geography, so just go with it!

I think signs are great and I always try to obey them, but you usually need to know what they actually mean. So, could somebody please tell me what this one means?


I think it’s a wheel with chains around it stuck in an aqueduct. I know they put chains around their tyres in Canada when they drive through snow. I don’t think they have any aqueducts though. Come to think of it, we don’t have snow or aqueducts in the waterfront, so what is this sign doing there?!

I think the government fell for some prank call. It was probably late one night and they called into one of those TV shows, you know the kind:

“…but wait, if you call now, we’ll also throw in a couple of free road signs!”

That must be it, we have surplus Canadian road signs strategically placed all over South Africa… I’m officially taking suggestions for this sign, and if you come across some weird ones, send them through to us!

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Personal Space Invaders

Posted by Carl Schutte on January 26, 2009

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OK, so what exactly is the deal with people not understanding the concept of personal space?! Are these people from another culture on a distant planet or were they just smothered with too much love as babies?

It really does boggle my mind how some people just don’t get it.  It’s not like I graduated from Social Psychology 101 and suddenly realised that 1.2 m is the optimal distance I should be keeping from people – unless it’s my girlfriend (if only), in which case it’s (hopefully) acceptable for me to be within her intimate space of about 45 cm. Although, not all the time, that would be pretty annoying if your partner abused their personal space privileges and were always up in your face… but I digress.

So, what brings me to this topic you might ask. Well, grocery store checkouts have always been a bit of an issue for me. It’s like suddenly “prison rules” apply and anything goes. You’re still busy paying for your weekly food stock, but the douche bag behind you has already unpacked their monthly supplies and is slowly pushing it further down the conveyor belt. Now you can feel them standing right next to you. You want to turn to them and say: “Hey, I’m quite new to signing credit card receipts. Do you think you could hold down the paper and I’ll try to figure out how to use this pen? I just know that if we work as a team we can totally overcome this obstacle! Also, this might sound weird, but would you like to be friends?” Actually what I’d really like to say to them is: “Hey buddy, how about you back the f**k up?!” Read the rest of this entry »

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