Excitement in the air

2010-06-11 10:54
I woke up this morning around 05:30 to the sounds of a vuvuzela. But instead of moaning and being grumpy about it I smiled and thought how awesome it is to have a country so excited and geared up for such a massive event.

As I drove to work I got emotional at times because seeing our people so united is overwhelming. Then I got into the office and as I started reading Facebook and listening to people in the kitchen I became irritated.

What is up with so many of the white folks? We are the first ever African country to host the Soccer World Cup. It is a major event and each and every single person has the right to be happy, to celebrate.

I am annoyed by those complaining about the vuvuzelas. I am not a fan of it either, but the person blowing it might have every right to be so happy and excited.

They might not have DSTV and a luxury BMW. This might be THEIR luxury. I don't normally watch soccer but I have no right to wish it over just because it's not my cup of tea.

It does not matter what you say or think. This is big. It is the biggest thing to hit this continent in many years. I find it sad that so many people choose to moan and groan and complain.

YOU CHOOSE TO DO THAT. I choose to embrace it, to enjoy it and to unite with others for this short while.

Those people complaining are most probably the same ones who complain about crime, pollution, their neighbours, etc, yet do nothing.  Those people most probably don't know what else to do as all their lives revolve around is complaining.

And to those white people who are now going to jump on the race bandwagon. Stop. I am a white, Afrikaans speaking, Bulls supporting, married mother of two.

I choose to embrace being proudly South African right now. I choose to shun those who STILL choose to complain instead of join. It is people like you who keep this country divided.

Go Bafana! Have fun, make us proud. Make the circle bigger!

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