I have had a weird life growing up. I hated toys when I was young, and I had more fun destroying toys rather than playing with them.  While I was young, I remember 3 weird things that I saw. Sit back and enjoy.

The first weird thing happened when I was about 10 years of age. I was sitting in the backseat of my mom’s car. We parked on the side of the road (my mom was about to make a telephone call). As she was about to start dialing, this weird lady appeared, by my mom’s car window. She stands there and asks my mom if she can buy her child for R10.00 (that is just over USD $1). She adds that she will throw in a free teddy bear for my mom if she sells her child. WTF!!! A couple of things are wrong with scene: firstly, why the hell is she asking around to buy children? Why such a low price? Why can’t she make her own child? Why couldn’t she just go and adopt a child? Is the po po on her ass or something?

The next weird thing happened when I was 13 years old. I was walking home, from school. My home is just a couple of meters from school. As I am walking, this truck stops next to me. The driver of the truck was an old lady (she looked like she was in her 40’s). She then says, “Hi, my son goes to your school, would you like me to give you a lift?” I was thinking, is this woman serious? What’s her motive? Looking for young underage potential prostitutes? Obviously I said no, and she says “are you sure”. If I took that ride on the truck, I’m sure I would have become a prostitute that can’t live without being drugged.

Last but not least, also when I was 13 years old, we were driving down the road. We stopped due to the robot indicating the red light. I then saw this hobo, walking down the road, between the cars. Normally you would expect a hobo to ask for food, or money – not this one. This hobo was carrying around a sign asking for 2 children instead of food or money. What the hell? What’s he going to do with 2 children? Sell them? Prostitute them? Eat them? I found that hobo really creepy, and I thought he must have been mad.