Guess who’s back in my inbox?
It’s popular* Afrikaans singer, Bok van Blerk (You may remember him from all the other times he’s been back in my inbox. Usually it’s to advertise a concert or a speaking tour or a CD.
Last time it was a fishing trip.
THIS TIME WE’RE GOING HUNTING!
Yes, according to yet another email that I never signed up for, I can win a hunting trip with Bok van Blerk (made possible made possible by Bok van Blerk Productions and Thithombo Game Farm) (the very farm where the music video of Hardekole was shot). [spare yourself by not clicking here]
It’s been a bit more than a year since the beginning of the pandemic and if every day is starting to feel a bit “meh”, here’s your chance to change that to “Hunting!”.
Yeah. That one worked better in Afrikaans. And it still wasn’t going to win any comedy awards.
Raffle tickets are “just” R150 a pop, and myself (when I win) and a friend or family member get to go and shoot an impala and a blue wildebeest (Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein, anyone?), and if that’s not enough, we can also add other potential local r targets to our list – “the rates are very affordable”.
And then, once the bloodshed is over, we get to spend the evening around the campfire with Bok, and maybe even sing a song or two. If you were machoistic enough to click through on the Hardekole video above, you’ll see just what a treat** that might be.
Dalk net deel hy ‘n staaltjie of twee of iets interessant oor sy musiek wat niemand anders weet nie.
Perhaps he might just share an anecdote or two or something interesting about his music that nobody else knows.
Oh, wholly unsolicited email, how you tempt and draw me in!
Fancy (possibly) knowing something about his music that nobody else knows? Do you realise what rich social currency that is? Can you imagine the hoards of enthralled individuals gathered around me at the next braai I attend (socially distanced, please), hanging upon my every word, desperate for me to spill the beans on Bok’s deepest and innermost interesting thing about his music?
Winners are announced on the 18th June on Facebook, so as the email somewhat randomly suggests: “buy another ticket today – or two, or fifteen” and “mark the dates in your diary”, because clearly killing some deers and enjoying a couple of evenings with Bok van Blerk is a prize that you won’t want to miss out on by double-booking it with something important like a haircut or a trip to the garden centre.
Accommodation and meals are included. Drinks are not. I love the way they simply can’t risk Kobus and Dawie turning up and bankrupting the entire operation by draining the whole of Limpopo of brandy and coke. Anyway, that restriction being noted, I’d advise bringing your own Klippies of Red Heart Rum – it’s not like you can pop to the nearest bottle store and risk not hearing an anecdote.
Transport and hunting equipment are not mentioned, but I guess if you are entering this competition, it’s assumed that you have your own Hilux or Ford Ranger double-cab and a wide selection of rifles.
I’m off to raid my bank account and talk to the loan shark around the corner to see just how many tickets I can afford.
* terms and conditions apply
** isn’t it interesting how the words “treat” and “threat” are just one letter different?