Uber/Checkers Sweet Service and MTN/City of Cape Town Sour Service Awards!

imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to the Heritage Day/National Braai Day joint Checkers and Uber promotion yesterday, whereby a 1 kg pack of Checkers Boerewors was delivered to one’s home by Uber, at a charge of R60 to one’s Uber account. The delivery was made in an unbelievable delivery time of seven minutes from placing the order via the Uber App!


imageThe Sour Service Award goes to MTN, for whom the pavements of suburbs such as Fresnaye and Camps Bay are all being dug up so that fibre optic internet cables can be laid, to replace Telkom’s copper cables. No construction company is visibly responsible, therefore making it impossible to complain about the mess that the company has left our suburbs in. Not one pavement has been left unscathed. The pavements already completed have a strip which has not been yet been retarred, making it impossible for pedestrians to use. Those that have not been completed have huge mounds of soil dug up and placed onto the streets, without being cordoned off, making it impossible for two cars to use the roads simultaneously. We were left with a half paved driveway for twoimage days, despite a promise to have the paving completed on the day of the cable being laid. It took a week for our driveway to be returned to its original state. One of our walls was damaged by the workers too. Cold drink bottles and other rubbish have been strewn in all the areas in which the workers are working. No communication has been received from MTN or from the construction company! The worrying part is that other suburbs in which such work has been done have been left internet-less for months, as the copper cables and fiber optic cables are not compatible! The City of Cape Town is doing nothing to regulate the work, the standard of the pavement repair (or lack of), and the danger of the work to the traffic in the suburbs!

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 whalecot@iafrica.com. Past winners of the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be read on the Friday posts of this blog.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com  Tel (021) 433-2100 Twitter:@WhaleCottage  Facebook:  click here

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