The Sweet Service Award goes to Goodluck, a South African electro music band, which played at La Parada Constantia Nek last Sunday, to thousands of fans. As I dance to DJ René Tanguy at the venue every Sunday, this was a surprise change, and an initial disappointment, in that I did not know the band. The singer Jules was infectious, and the producer Ben played others’ tracks too, making it a very danceable hour. I won a CD give-away, such amazing good luck… I spoke to both Ben and Jules afterwards, very lovely natural and unaffected musicians. A thanks goes to La Parada too, for organising this event, at no charge to patrons.

The Sour Service Award goes to Cape PVC Windows and its Service German owner Jörn Merkel, who fraudently has inflated expenses to claim for the costs of a favour he offered to do for me as a friend. It is clear that he has a tremendous cash flow problem, and has tried to extract money from me in various ways in the past two months, including dubious investment opportunities. Despite seeing the outstanding payment as a business transaction which is unrelated to our former friendship, he has insulted me in writing, not being professional enough to meet with me to discuss his invoice, as I have requested in the past month! His English communication is apalling for someone who has lived in the country for nine years.

The WhaleTales Sweet & Sour Service Awards are presented every Friday on the WhaleTales blog. Nominations for the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be sent to Chris von Ulmenstein at chrisvonulmenstein [at] gmail.com. Past winners of the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be read on the Friday posts of this blog.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein Instagram: @Chris_Ulmenstein

 

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