Columns 22.11.2017 12:32 pm

Benefits of blowing a gasket

Shrinks tell us it’s good to blow a gasket at times. It rids body and soul of pent-up emotions caused by nagging spouses, neighbours’ barking dogs and Zuma’s sniggering.

Then I’m in good shape, because last week I went ape. It started when trying to open e-mails and internet. Rude signs kept coming up, like “you are barred because your service manager says aikona wena”.

Benefits of blowing a gasket
Benefits of blowing a gasket

Benefits of blowing a gasket

Shrinks tell us it’s good to blow a gasket at times. It rids body and soul of pent-up emotions caused by nagging spouses, neighbours’ barking dogs and Zuma’s sniggering.

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