"After two days they realise not much has changed, so they go home, and she finds she's lost her job." The Cow shook her head sadly.
"Completely whack," agreed Gramsci. "She was probably one of those who stockpiled candles and baked beans just before the 1994 elections, too!"
The Cow smiled. She knew people who were still tripping over cans in their garage - the candles long used up thanks to Eskom; but this woman was 49, not 79. Surely she ought to have learned?
"To make it worse," the Cow continued, "she attributed their credulity to the credibility of theSuidlanders DVD! If someone told me to gather at the Heilbron Spar, I'd be a little wary. I've never been to Heilbron, but the queues at the local Spar are bad enough normally. And that's not even on Lotto nights!"
"Still," added Gramsci, "it was an awful waste of an opportunity. A whole bunch of stupid people - the kind who believe right wing scare stories - all gathered in an exposed place, together... Why couldn't some enterprising group have done the gene pool a favour and earned them a Darwin Award?"
The Cow shuddered. "That's it! I'm never shopping at a Spar again!" She rolled her eyes dramatically. "If they're dumb enough to believe that, they're dumb enough to pitch up at the wrong branch." She sighed. "Online shopping just got a whole lot more attractive..."