Friday, 7 March 2014

Snow Storm to Newspaper

What happens when you put a guy from the Cape Flats in a snow storm? He lands up on the front page of the newspaper!! I always wanted to be in the newspaper and realized there is only two ways its gonna happen. I either do something really good or bad. My sister beat me by landing her picture on the front page of the Argus Newspaper as the main article for her dedication to improving the quality of life for those who are under privileged.

My best friend Worsie and I were trying to think up a plan to get our picture on the front page too. Unfortunately our youth was a calamity of misadventures and tragedy so there would be no halo for us. Would we empower ourselves to turn our lives around and make our lives a success deserving of a front page story? We could join my sister Gillian and she could guide us through the necessary spirituality and life transforming shifts in order to find ourselves and the good thats buried so deep down inside. Once we tapped into our Pure Potentiality and dropped in seeds of goodness we could take our new awakening and use it positively by helping all those around us who are not as fortunate and in South Africa there are millions. Is this our new path we pondered?

Actually we thought of driving a Mercedes Benz off the pier in the Waterfront making a big splash in the middle of the harbour surrounded by thousands of tourists. That would surely get everyone's attention and make us the most populate dudes around (don't ask)
                                                          Winnipeg Free Press article:

Winter Continues-George Engel pushes the family car which was stuck in a back alley off Grovenor Ave in River Heights Thursday morning- The Winnipeg area has seen near 8 CM of snow and could see another 7cm in the next 24 hours- Standup photo- Feb 07, 2014 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Not as glamorous as I hoped but its a start. Pulling out of our driveway with Elim in the back I was about to turn into the road when the car refused to move. It was so icy the wheel just kept spinning and spinning. Along comes reporter and he makes a deal. He snaps pics of my misery and hopelessness and then helps me after. Well thanks Mr Journalist your push made all the difference and we got to our appointment on time.


Bushman Diaries said...

Well to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. This gave me a chuckle. Julie Wegner

Bushman Diaries said...

Roseann Shewchuk Ferris Well done George !!!

Anonymous said...

This last vortex sucked. Never fear spring is almost up on us, and today I ventured out minus a scarf. Rebekah Jo Williams