*. Getting my cataracts removed and hence able to pass my driver’s license renewal
*. Getting my passport renewed, after a very long wait, having the freedom to travel this year
*. For buying a house, my passport to freedom from sharing a property with AirBnB renters, despite the noise disturbances having reduced vastly in the past few months and the first Trustee having sold her apartment…. two more to go… And for asserting Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes the City of Cape Town’s Cleansing Department, which cleaned up beaches between Bakoven and Blouberg today on Reconciliation Day, litter having washed in from the ocean. Part of the clean-up will have been done in the thunderstorm and rain earlier today, making it even more appreciated!
An interaction outside my EbbTide apartment block between an Uber driver and I, which was in part videoed by the driver without my permission, is circulating around Cape Town.
The SA Butler Academy, and its sister company Guild Recruitment, is circulating the video about this interaction, to businesses in Camps Bay and to the media, in an attempt to discredit me. They are using a fake email account ‘JR Williams’. The subject line of the email is ‘The way the tour guide Chris von Ulmenstein treats black tourists in Cape Town’. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Checkers Sixty60, for its vastly improved delivery service. I used the company’s delivery service about a year ago, and I was so annoyed with various aspects of the service then, including taking more than the cost of the total of items ordered, not being true to its 60 minute delivery time promise, and for doing substitutions of different brands to the ones that I had ordered. Seeing a very special offer of three Whiskas cat food 2kg for the price of two, I had a look at the delivery service again. I was impressed with the attractive and extensive offering on the website, the indication of which items are out of stock, making it easy to nominate substitute brands or to decline any substitution. The sixty minute delivery time is still overstated, as a late evening order led to a 10h00 – 11h00 delivery, and not 7h00 – 8h00, the first next available delivery slot. My order arrived in full, with no substitutions or out of stocks, the amount booked off my credit card was as per the order, and the driver helped me bring the five bags up to my apartment. Continue reading →