The Sweet Service Award goes to PPA Security Services, for their excellent work in patrolling the Camps Bay Promenade, in the past two weeks since commencing their work, in busting drug dealers, getting a car thief, recovering a hijacked vehicle, etc. Yesterday I needed assistance after being assaulted by a vendor couple on Victoria Road in Camps Bay, and Scott ran to the vendor tarpaulin, while Strydom drove me to the Camps Bay police station, so that I could lay a charge of assault, on their recommendation.  

The Sour Service Award goes to Joaquina Beachwear, vendors selling Brazilian beachwear on the pavement outside the Camps Bay Sports Club. Yesterday afternoon I spoke to the vendor couple, to ask them why they had intimated the sweet young Brass Band that was playing Christmas music across the road, basically instructing them to stop playing. I was told by the very aggressive female that they had been playing since 8h00, and were making a terrible noise. I had walked in the morning, at about 10h30, and the brass band had not played at that time. Then the male vendor became abusive, asking me who I am, and why I had not introduced myself. I heard his French accent. I then took a photograph of the vendor stand, and this led to the female vendor trying to tear the phone out of my hand, hurting my right arm, and breaking one of my silver bracelets! I had to run to Vida e Caffe, to seek refuge against this aggressive vendor, where one of their staff helped me to find the two PPA officers. An act of kindness towards the Brass Band went badly wrong! 

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.

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