With the coffee in one hand and a rusk in the other she was about to be seated when something went horribly wrong. I am not sure if the chair gave way, or if the surface on the chair that was covered by the buttocks was insufficient, or if the chair was totally missed. Annamarie thought she was about to sit when she, ever so slowly, basically in slow motion deposited het derriere on the cold hard surface of the tar road. Warm coffee was spilled down her legs but fortunately, the only damage was to her ego.
It is common knowledge that Joy Nicholl has a sight impediment. But can it be so bad that it even affected her sister? We know Joy is tiny in posture, but by no means invisible At the Safety road run Vanessa was standing about two meters from joy, and kept turning facing all directions asking if anybody has seen Joy. I thought it was a trick question, because Vanessa has 20/20 vision, until someone pointed to Joy 2 meters away and asked, This Joy? The expression on Vanessa’s face said it all.
For my next item I need to go back in order for the new members to understand. Last year a group of our members went down to Eastern Cape to compete in the Washie 100 Miler and also some as supporters. Now we have all heard of runners losing their bags for some reason or another, but this one group lost an entire trailer, with their luggage stowed away inside. Well two of our current committee members were amongst those crew that lost their luggage, Wynand the manager and Joy the club captain both lost their comrade’s rug sacks that they got for the 2010 comrades. They felt so bad about this that they both had other rug sacks made to replace the lost items. The items that were lost had names embroidered on but the replacement sacks unfortunately did not! At a recent event, both Wynand & Joy had their respective rug sacks without the names on and would you believe it, they went home each with the wrong sack. I am just glad they did not try on the items inside.
When do you have to do the right thing or the more popular thing? Stephan Mee, our catering person at the club had to attend another boring club meeting. Fortunately for Stephan there was an alternative possibility of attending something at his kids’ school. It was not really a command performance, but a good enough excuse to skip the club meeting. Unfortunately things turned sour for Stephan because while at this school, someone relieved him of his set of wheels. Stephan is now beating himself up about his decision to attend the school thing in lieu of the club meeting. The lesson from this, even if the club meeting is boring, you don’t have to walk home afterwards.
Well folks that it for this month, so cheers vir eers. I will give you the low-down on all the stories about our members at comrades in the June issue.
The Running Reporter