Oct 23 2008
It’s not “all work and no play” in Europe. Far from it. South African businessmen also visit the pub now and then. Here is a story about a South African businessman in a London pub:
A South African Boertjie is drinking in a London bar when his cell phone rings. He hangs up grinning from ear to ear and orders a round for the whole bar, announcing that his wife just gave birth to a 12 kg baby boy. Nobody can believe the weight, but the South African just shrugs and says, ‘We make ‘em big back home, folks. My boy is typically South African’.
Congrats are showered on him and many exclamations of ‘wow’ are heard. Two weeks later the South African Boertjie returns to the same bar. The barman says, ‘We were going to call you, everyone’s been making bets as to how much your 12 kg son weighs now, so how much does he weigh now?’ The proud father answers that he now weighs 9 kg. The barman is puzzled and concerned and asks, ‘What happened? He already weighed 12 kg on the day he was born’.
The South African takes a slow swig from his longneck Castle beer, wipes his lips on his khaki shirt, leans back and says: ‘Had him circumcised, boet.’