WANNER: The lighter side of ageing according to Jo’burg taxi drivers

Taxis at a car park in Nairobi.While in my hometown of Johannesburg, I flagged a taxi (matatu type, not cab type) from a friend’s place to the central business district with dude and the heir. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • While in my hometown of Johannesburg, I flagged a taxi (matatu type, not cab type) from a friend’s place to the central business district with dude and the heir.
  • We had agreed that the heir would alight slightly earlier as he was tired after a trip to Durban and he needed to rest.
  • I spoke out to the driver, ‘after robots’ as one does. When he stopped he enquired, “where are you trying to get to mama?”
  • Mama? No way was I old enough to make this man believe I was his mother. Or was I? 

Some years ago while in London, my friend Daphne, who is my age mate, started a new job at the age of 27.

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