I am taking a safari on Thursday and my trip to Cape Point got delayed by one day due to lack of people. I am planning to stay in Cape Town until Friday and then head south to Simon's Town or Kalk Bay for two nights. I will return here via train, and finish with another wine tour with Bruce on Monday. He told me that he would change up some of the places we could go and i figure why not go drink more wine? I really am enjoying the wines here and they are super cheap!
I explored the region and found myself at the Botannical Gardens. Innocently, I was walking around and taking in scenery. This security guard starts talking to me and of course, coming from the Midwest, I am up for conversation. He tells me that he is from Uganda and a refugee here in South Africa. He was promised work if he moved here, but the demand is too much. He got his job because he knew someone that could provide it for him. Anyways, we start talking about me and next thing you know, he is planning our restaurant here in Cape Town. He told me that by the time I came back (theorhetically), he would have everything up and ready. I was trying to find a way out of this conversation when he asks me if i live with my parents or husband. I am honest and then he tells me it is time to move on to a more 'MATURE" MAN--REALLY. He proceeded to mention that we should meet for a drink to get to know each other better and I said that I was on a full day tour. Plus, I mentioned that everyone grieved in their own way and that I wasn't interested in meeting a more mature man. He asked me for my e-mail and for once, I kept my wits about me and said that I didn't e-mail. I left and am e-mailing now.
I wonder why I meet the random security/bus drivers/police officers. I enjoy meeting people, but it seems like if I sit down somewhere with this type of man, I am then asked to really sit down on his lap. Funny how I attract the uniforms....
Books are good and I do understand why people want to move here. Truly, it is an amazing, vibrant city.