Danie Toerien
2 minute read
26 Jan 2021
4:30 am

A really testing experience

Danie Toerien

None of us had anything in common, except that we had to be tested.

Picture for illustration. Picture: Jacques Nelles

If I had to guess, I’d say the woman who was in front of me in the queue was about 65. But an old 65. You know that look – when someone looks like they’ve been 65 for two decades. One of the clinic staff handed out forms. I already had mine, filled in and everything. The old woman in front of me didn’t have a pen, so I lent her mine. She struggled to stand, so it seemed natural that she made the only chair her own. It was one of those horrible, cheap, black plastic chairs that –...