An uncle in the newspaper
Mighty mistakes a man can make...
They became something of a theme on Daily Sun front pages this week.
In fact, we took on the role of an uncle...
Uncles, of course, are the relatives who traditionally play the lead role in
turning their nephews into men.
It's a tradition that's slipped in the tumult of modern townships, though... and
that phenomenon leaves LOTS of young guys stranded at the most critical part of
their lives to date...
That's another story, though...
Consider for now some of life's lessons as dished up in the Sun this week...
ON MONDAY: The splash headline ONE MISTAKE!
The opening paragraphs read: "The cop was sitting and chatting with his
girlfriend in the afternoon sunlight...
"Then he made a mistake no man should EVER make...
"He called her by the name of ANOTHER woman!"
Bad events followed...
The girlfriend stormed inside...angry and humiliated...to ask her mum for
The boyfriend - appalled by what he'd done and unable to reason his way out of
his crisis - followed her in and shot her dead in front of the mother!
Then he put the service pistol to his own head and pulled the trigger....
Of course, it would never have happened if the young cop was less fragile...
Clearly nobody ever helped equip him for the problems of life...
Then, on Wednesday: NO SEX FOR MLULEKI!
This was about a 30-year-old virgin - and an active member of his church - who
became bewitched by the - MARRIED - woman who lived on the other side of the
alley from his shack.
Nobody had ever taught him about self control...
He crossed the alley and asked to borrow 50 cents from his neighbour who had
just come back from dropping the kid at school.
By his own admission he did this in order to check whether the husband had left
He had...so Mluleki made his move and asked for a quick roll on the bed....
The woman was astonished. She reported that he was shaking in his lust.
And of course she screamed and told him to get lost...
Now he's angry and humiliated...he's said sorry to the husband and to the woman
But she says she'll never trust him again.
At least he didn't push it when she said NO. But, clearly, nobody ever taught
him about negotiation or how the process actually works...
So, it's another role the Suns can play.
Here's the last paragraph of our story: "And Mluleki has learned a lesson he
should have learned long ago: Even God-fearing men should stay away from
respectable, married women..."
Deon du Plessis
about 4 hours ago from SunPublisher, Deon du Plessis