Thursday, 2 September 2010

There are no Trekkies in Joburg...

Everytime someone gives me a gap in traffic, I boldly salute them with the Mr. Spock live-long-and-prosper Vulcan salute. This salute has been adopted by Trekkies (StarTrek freakazoid super fan nerds) all over the world. I also give the salute when I give someone else a gap by acknowledging their wave/flicker of thanks.
No one ever gave me the salute back yet. Once a guy smiled wryly. Come on Jozi – as you travel at WARP speed 0,000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001, cursing SANRAL and the nerd with the thick black framed glasses needs a gap, give way, return his salute, have a chuckle for even serious, calculating super-rational Vulcans from space are supporting Lead SA.

7 comments:

Lesley said...

Hey! I see you don't like lurkers so I'm commenting.
Live long and prosper.
You don't really equate South Africa with Mordor, do you? Rohan with Wormtongue around, maybe.

Hardspear said...

Hi Lesley - No! Much of South Africa is beautiful like Middle Earth, I live in the Vaal Triangle However - With all the heavy industries, it is a bit Mordor-esque

Angel's Mind said...

Oh I would SO salute you back!!

Betty said...

It is a very cool salute. I would keep on using it.

Sally-Jane said...

slowly nerds and geeks will take over the world, just keep saluting!

Sally-Jane said...

slowly nerds and geeks will take over the world, just keep saluting!

Tamara said...

If I ever see you, I promise to salute.