Very short stories on true everyday events in this damn country
Somewhere in 90s
My Grandmother’s brother tied up in his home after losing a fight against three robbers.
Someone breaking into my uncle’s home, clubbing his labrador to death.
My friend and I (both 16 at the time) mugged along the road, held at knife-point while they took our phones.
Someone smashing my friend’s car window, hitting him in the head, taking his stuff.
At our residence people’s cars were broken into three times.
People broke into my friend’s home at night, taking everything.
Someone stole my pensioner grandfather’s car battery out of the car. Arguably the thief waited for us to go buy a battery so he could take the car. I waited while my grandfather bought a battery. The store owner where he bought it ripped him off, suspiciously.
Me and my best friend held at knife point to hand over money.
Someone breaking into my car, leaving a hole in my car door and a gap where the radio used to be. Oh and the spare wheel and GPS are gone.
Two people broke into my uncle’s friend’s house, tying up his family and taking everything. The whole night long his 18 year old daughter was asking them, repeatedly, when they will shoot her.
The black man who sits next to my mother in their work’s bus, accused my mother of racism. She won the hearing, but the written synopsis twist everything against her, saying things like “She says scientifically black men are smelly”, even though that’s a blatant lie (the conversation was recorded). She refuses to sign this document and might end up in court for refusing to do so.
I’ve heard about a number of farm murders the last few weeks. Usually the family members are tortured to death. This is an epidemic.