Asides Gets It Right

On Thursday I decided to eventually bite the bullet and beat the rand/dollar threat by just ordering the camera lens I’ve been looking at for a long time – the Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D. So there were a couple options –, were the first two that came to mind. Unfortunately these guys don’t carry stock, so the price was tagged to the rand dollar of the day, unlike the *real* business, SAcamera, who carry stock and can fulfill orders fast, and change their prices based cost of their orders and a markup, not on the cost of a dollar that day.

What’s more, I ordered the lens on Thursday, paying via credit card. On *Friday afternoon* at 16:28, a few minutes before I was chasing my first beer of the weekend, I received an sms updating me that the order had just been shipped. I thought all Capetonians would be on the beach by that time! I was also able to track the shipment as it passed the various waypoints of delivery. Monday morning the lens was at the office before I was.

Even better, my order is probably for one of the cheapest lenses they carry, but I felt like I’d spent a million bucks with the way the transaction went down.

Nice work, SAcamera! You’ve won a new dedicated customer.

Rants Security

Speed equals Accident, or not?

So apparently with the speed cameras out of commission due to a legal glitch (read: incompetence), we all took the law into our own hands and turned the streets of Joburg into a racetrack.

And now they’re all so happy that the cameras are back online.

The one question everyone is failing to ask:

When the cameras were down and everyone was “speeding”, did the accident rate increase? Not a “could” or “would” answer, please. Did the number of accidents on Joburg roads increase when there were no speed traps active?

Why didn’t anybody M&G ask the real question?

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