Imagine if an alien being happened to visit planet earth this weekend…sort of like on a routine trip to gather further information about the planet, before the grand “alien” invasion can take place. Alien Invasion ? Ok, so I digress. Anyways, imagine this alien “person” deciding that maybe visiting this place called Durban is a good idea….err…no that’s actually eThekwini…which may have a name change soon, so lets call it the east coast of South Africa..unless they decide to rename SA to Azania. I’m getting distracted again. Hmmm….lets worrry about that when / if, it happens.
So our alien friend has decided that Durbs it is…. and then double checks a whole bunch of things, before leaving home, like any responsible traveller should do. Weather, check….probably will be sunny, gear, check, clothes, check, food…hmmm…well maybe our alien friend…lets call him Zee (due to a lack of suitable inter-galactic names), will throw caution to the winds, and try out the local delicacies…less stuff to carry.
Of course Zee has to also find out what local events are happening …just so he (lets make Zee a he : )…can go and check out the local customs, happenings and so on, and take the information back to his superiors. So he gets on to the web (out in space they have a supa dupa one, that doesn’t take ages to download pages), and finds out whats happening in this part of the world. Hmmm…there’s like some cultural thing called Diwali being celebrated, check, and some other cultural event called the Bulls vs the Sharks. Intriguing. Further exploration reveals that bulls are warm blooded creatures, who are usually unceremoniously slaughtered by the humans and turned into culinary delicacies such as steak, ribs, burgers, etc. Sharks it turns out, are predatory, sea residing mammals, who are also slaughtered on occasion, and sometimes part of their bodies are made into watery broths called soup.
So Zee wonders about what this event could possibly be, where these two seemingly incompatible creatures will be competing. He marks it down on his calender of absolutely must do things.
Hmmm…i reckon he will be “pleasantly’ surprised.