No substitute

July 20, 2007 at 10:51 am (Cape Flats, colleagues and friends)

Technology is fantastic but there is really no substitute for the real deal, is there? Life without the internet, for example, sounds like it wouldn’t be worth living.
But there’s no way you’d be able to technologocise eating a gatsby in the middle of Cape Town’s CBD with some of the funniest people you’ll ever meet.
Watching the “gatsby virgins”, as one of them said, trying to negotiate the chips and steak between the roll…no, there’s no way you could do that online.
Some things are just better in real life.



  1. Batman5172 said,

    true it was brilliant hey!

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    Jy’t nag gemaak met joune!

  3. Batman5172 said,

    I’m a gatsby eating legend my dear. Flying over rooftops is kak tiring and I build up a moerse appetite. havent met a gatsby that can take me down yet

  4. madamm said,

    Mrs M wishes she finished her gatsby now.
    In the 12th grade some skinny guy continually pestered her for throwing away half a gatsby in the 10th grade.
    He even wrote a poem about the tragedy of throwing away a gatsby. And dedicated it to moi.
    This has been coming on for some time…

  5. Batman5172 said,

    Maybe we should set a challenge then.

  6. Toby Hanks said,

    Oooohhh Mrs M… now you also have to redeem yourself…

  7. Toby Hanks said,

    It’s actually me talking about challenges, folks. Not Batman.

  8. madamm said,

    hmm…whatkinda challenge?
    *whistles innocently*

  9. Toby Hanks said,

    Hmmm…one that would knock any chips off any shoulders…I so have lus for more gatsby now…

  10. madamm said,

    ME TOO!!!

  11. tbhanks said,

    How sad is that? Just a day later, after I thought I’d die from all that food!!!

  12. madamm said,

    these things are ephemeral my dear…especially when it comes to dyte

  13. tbhanks said,

    I had butternut soup for lunch. It so does not compare.

  14. madamm said,

    Butternut soup is so…Woolworths darling…

  15. Toby Hanks said,

    I know…sad but true. Woolies meals have lost all its allure for me.

  16. kash99 said,

    I’m soema hungry..cos up here where i am..people dont know what the hell a gatsby is..u can try and explain to people, but its sounds disgusting when the words come outta ur mouth!!
    Anyway, its definitely one of the things i miss about home..oh and a staek salome from Mariam’s in St Gearge’s Mall!!!!!hmmmmmmm!!!

  17. Toby Hanks said,

    Kash99, you are so deprived up there. I think I’m going to buy me one of those salomies tomorrow…. *Toby starts drooling*

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