Our club manager, Wynand is a man that is in pain at this moment of this report. Wynand walked with new shoes and had the mother of all blisters on his heal, and the skin peeled off. Sorry about that Wynand but I still have to report on another indiscretion you were involved in.
Wynand and Ansie went to a race and Wynand bought the entries. Back at the caravan, when Wynand started looking for his wife’s entry, it was gone, vanished into thin air. The questions were asked, did you buy 2 entries? Yes, 2 entries were bought!! So retracting his steps Wynand made his way back to the entries table in search of the lost entry for Ansie.
No luck in the search between the entries table and the caravan. Even the wind direction was taken into account and in a circle route the steps were retraced yet again to find this missing entry. The final outcome was getting more money out of the wallet and go yet again for another entry, this time Ansie went with to make sure. Only then did it dawn on Wynand to check his chest where his own entry was attached with safety pins. Big was his surprise to find that both entries were in fact on his chest. Eish, age is not kind to all people.
I have just found out that we have a member in our club that suffers from Epistaxis. This member is none other the chairman’s wife Nadene. It should not affect the member’s ability to run, but it could be a nuisance while out on the road. To the rest of the members, don’t panic, it is not contagious; epistaxis is just a fancy medical name for a common nose bleed.
According to the medical definition, the nose's job is to warm and moisten the air we breathe. Sometimes, when the air around us is very dry and cold, the nose has to work overtime and can get irritated. Your nose is lined with a bunch of tiny blood vessels that are just under the surface. It doesn't take much force to break through the thin layer of skin to the vessel and cause a nosebleed, especially during excessive nose blowing. And here I thought it was caused by Louis dishing out a few blows with the back hand.
Our last story reminds me of an old radio serial on Sprinbok radio, that the more senior members will remember, called “Ongewenste Vreemdeling” Let me explain, and for reasons I think you will all appreciate I will not mention the members name that sparked this association with the radio program.
The modern electronic media is both a great help and an irritation at times. When dealing with large numbers on your distribution list many a thing can go wrong that could cause E Mails not reaching the intended destination. It could be that the list is too long and the sending server sees it as “spam’ or the receiving server see it as “spam’ and direct the mail to your ”junk mail” as an example.
One of our members did not receive the weekly Irene News for a few weeks and felt aggrieved. The member put pen to paper, or is it finger to keyboard, and wrote to the Manager to share his aggravation. Words to the following were used to express the suspected reasons for not receiving the Irene News. “I suspect that due to my nature as a trouble causer, I am not receiving any electronic mail” Unfortunately, due to electronic problems outside the ambit of the Irene News editors control, this member did not receive any mail. Well, it would appear that we have a self proclaimed, stirrer in the club, which we did not even know about, until this mail.
The question now arises, should the management team consider introducing a ‘Stirrer of the Month Spoon” and so brandish some members, that could become another award at the end of the years like the “Doffie Award”?
Well folks, this is cheers vir eers, as I have no other news to share with you.
The Running Reporter