Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Easy that way

On the beach with us that night were a group of Eastern Cape school kids.

The charming little guy was chatting like a loon on release from the institution and sure sure sure he could hook us up did we want to be hooked up sure sure no no swim hey can he have a swig of that vodka sure.

The swaying girl with him was so fucked she could barely register our conversations.

How’d she get in that state anyway?

The guy with me was at odds. Does he step in? And if so, what does he do? Does she want to be with this pseudo-rave bunny boy or did she not even register where she was when. How does one find out?

We watched him guide her off towards the dunes of the darker lagoon, away from the waves we’d been skinny dipping in. We couldn’t see them anymore. The guy with me was startled. “London makes you forget this”.

Yeah, I know, but I work with this shite for a living. I can’t go saving every random girl every late night I’m out. I’ve dedicated my life to fixing it all up.

I don’t know.

Neither does he.

We forgot about them. Fast.

Easier that way.

P.S. Awareness French Style


Anonymous said...

''London makes you forget this'', do me a favour, you go to any Walkabout or Zulus on a friday or saturday in London, and you se plenty of guys trying to pounce on the drunk easy girl. Its not a south african phenomenon, but a worldwide problem. Maybe London just gives some the false impression they above that. Sorry but this guy just needs to get over himself!

fuzzy logic said...

Cool ad, but I got so busted for opening that link at work!

Agreed with anon above...

Champagne Heathen said...

Anon - thanks for the comment!...and I actually wrote a whole post in reply! so read today's post...

Fuzz - Ha ha! But it's about AIDS prevention! Very relevant in today's world...but then, as I was saying in today's post...many people in the UK tend to prefer to forget that it is so relevant in today's world.'s art baby, art!

Anonymous said...

hey! so these last two pieces have had me thinking for a few days... and I have to say I am still undecided about what I think.

Giving more about the context in the follow up piece was certainly useful but still I feel there are so many unanswered things I feel like I would need to know about the situation to even try and conceive what I would have done.

My concern is - do we have to wait for a crime to be committed before acting? But then of course is the fact that they went (most likely) to have sex rape in this situation? Was it her choice to get that wasted in the first place? And if so, why? How willing was she? And then is there much to be gained by preventing something that is inevitable in the future when we should rather be dealing with the core problem that has played the crucial role in getting both these kids to this state?

I still don't know what to think...

Champagne Heathen said...

Hello Sergeant!!
Great to know I got you thinking...

I prefer your way of terming it -
"when we should rather be dealing with the core problem that has played the crucial role in getting both these kids to this state?" - than mine, of sitting behind my computer at my desk during the working year.

Keep letting me know what else you think up. Cause I also am still going in circles around this.

And don't you find it interesting, what you thought of the situation before I contextualised it, and then after I had!

Koekie said...

Shitters, that French ad freaked me out.

Champagne Heathen said...

Well, the next time you are in a writhing naked crazy orgy, then best you just recall that ad! ;)

Good to know. I think.