We spoke earlier of the vuvuzelas, the rather distinct sounding horns carried by the South African soccer faithful. No doubt you heard the cacophony of sounds throughout the broadcasts of the Confederations Cup matches, which bear a tormenting resemblance to the instruments played at matches for our neighbors to the south.
To be placed in the category of good intentions, our hotel decided to give the players vuvuzelas as both a token of appreciation as well as a gift of local import. The result of their generosity was a symphony of bad horn playing that provoked rather unpleasant memories of that persistent performance at games involving you know who.
Ah well. It's the thought that counts, right?