Are you still there, or has the soccer fever gotten to you? It’s highly contagious. Doesn’t matter how many black flags with white skulls on mirror socks you put on your car, overnight they will transmogrify into SA flag and Portugal. Humans are affected as well as inanimate objects. You have been warned. Symptoms include rushing to nearest Pep, crazy store or street vendor to buy made-in-China knockoffs for cheap-cheap lest you are caught on Friday during match time without a vuvuzela. (I had to add vuvuzela to my MSWord dictionary so that it won’t have that irritating little red squiggle.)
Even the platteland isn’t safe. We now have 3 cars sporting SA flag mirror socks, and about a gazillion ones with little flags clamped in their windows. All you hear at rush hour is flap-flap-flap-flap-flap as these flags catch the fever wave. The kids are carrying mini vuvuzelas around and blare it at all non-yellow-wearing pedestrians.
Wondering when matches are taking place? This is THE coolest calendar
First game on Friday on at 16:00, I only get off at 16:30, but will check it out anyway. But will definitely tune into the 20:30 match. Huzzah! For SABC getting the rights, cause I don’t have all the sporting channels anyway. Sucks big soccer balls if don’t have dstv so you can watch something OTHER than soccer – not that you would want to , cause the fever resist all urges to catch up on current events, soaps or home decor programs.
This fever affects your taste buds as well. You body will start craving pap and sous, braaivleis and beer by the quart. Boerewors Rolls and mielies (on the cob) will also sneak into your diet.
If, like me, you still don’t know how to diski dance, follow that link for an illustrated version. I tried to but my work bot is blocking the content. There are loads of video links out there, but I managed to find these written steps, but think I’d be better off watching a clip.
You have been warned. The Soccer Fever is spreading. It Is Here!