RENAMED STREET AND A BAND OF BANDED BANDITS NOT BANNED



On Saturday we had occasion to visit some estates and a nursery on the North Coast. The nursery displayed a street renaming exercise to send up that of Durban’s intellectually challenged City Damager and Comic Council who were responsible, inter alia, for renaming Moore Road as Che Guevara Road.

 

 

It also had a large troop of mongooses, so unthreatened that when one of our party sat on the grass and pretended he wasn’t there one of them came up to him and nibbled at his finger. They move so fast, though, that decent pictures don’t happen easily. My camera doesn’t give hundredths of a second exposures.

 

The estate side produced sights like these:

 

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20 Responses to RENAMED STREET AND A BAND OF BANDED BANDITS NOT BANNED

  1. Arkenaten says:

    This is a hoot ‘n half.
    Not unexpected either, all things considered.
    The other potos are smashing – super colour.
    Mongooses? Mongeese or Mongi? 😉

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    • Arkenaten says:

      Ah…shot myself in the foot and didn’t see the intended satire. Brilliant!
      Just goes to show how gatval we’ve become and how we miss the funny side.

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  2. Nooo for the name change! I love the mongooses!

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  4. adinparadise says:

    No brain cells required for name changing. 😉 Why don’t they use their energy to do something constructive instead? Lovely gardens. We get mongai here all the time. There’s a whole bunch of them chases across our patio on a regular basis. 😉

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  5. gipsika says:

    I nearly wet myself laughing now!! Changing Guava Rd to Litchi Lane – so very like lush subtropical Durbs! And they can’t even get the names of their own freedom fighters right – “Che GuGuava” instead of Che Guevara! Sorry, LOL, it just makes me feel so much better about the disorienting renaming here in PTA, where no two streets retain their original names, and all the names look about the same.

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    • gipsika says:

      … oh double LOL, I got that wrong, was hoping it was Durban’s city council with that lovely misspelling. Even so it’s hilarious. Here in PTA even 20 years back, there was a road called “Pecan Place” at the top and “Pencan Place” 50m down, at the bottom, and marked as “Pelican Place” on the bus plan. Brainlessness was around then too…

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  6. optie says:

    Lovely garden that Col!

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  7. That last pic made me quite homesick for South Africa 😦

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  8. footsy2 says:

    Lovely post Col. For once I understood it 🙂

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  9. melouisef says:

    No for name change
    YES for mongooses
    Does my vote count?

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  10. Ruth2Day says:

    what a stunning place to visit. so could live there

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  11. Marco says:

    You’re so luck – having mongeese (?) (mongooses) running around like that! Not so sure about Che Guevara Road though. But the estate looks wonderful!

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  12. Pussycat44 says:

    I love watching mongooses in our garden, but, as you say, they move away so quickly when they hear a human. As for our renaming, I still live on Kingsway and not on Andrew Zondo Street. The sprayed over new street signs have not yet been replaced, either.
    That’s a bl%%dy nice garden 🙂

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  13. newsferret says:

    Looks lovely there. As for the naming game let me keep my cool.

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