Trinny in Jozi

Friendly conversation XXVII

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Mim once said that my phone voice sounds as if I´m going to burst into tears. But it seems not everyone is of that opinion.

In the lift at work yesterday…

HR person: You know, when I used to speak to you on the phone in South Africa, it sounded as if you were big and tall… Like a real South African.
T: Um, at least I have a tall voice!


Written by Trinny

February 23, 2009 at 21.45

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  1. Well that’s a new one. I didn’t know we were supposed to be big and tall…


    February 23, 2009 at 23.50

  2. Hey Trinny,

    Sorry I haven’t written. whats your email btw?

    Was wondering, since I bumped into a friend of mine who recently got retrenched from a large property developer in Dubai and he told me the press there is super stifled by the government and frequently cover stuff up, as a journalist yourself, have you experienced anything like that?

    Hope you’re well. Miss you.



    February 24, 2009 at 18.15

  3. Hey Bean. Have heard it before. I think it belongs in the same group as the “tanned South Africans” and the “sporty South Africans” stereotypes. Of course, I do not fit into any of these categories!


    February 24, 2009 at 18.32

  4. Hey “Ged”! You know my email address: we talk sometimes on gchat, yes? Let me know if you want the work one though.

    Ja, there is a lot of censorship, and self-censorship, here. I think I might be more frustrated if I were a reporter trying to get stories…


    February 24, 2009 at 18.42

  5. Hey Theresa,

    Sounds as if life is ticking along nicely, good to hear. Please keep me posted.

    Korea has also been superb, but will be coming to the end of my contract shortly so coming up to somewhat of a crossroads. Have just begun a small recruitment company for Saffers (they don’t have to be big, tall, tanned and sporty) wanting to teach here, so please spread the word.

    Chat soon

    Grant Baxter

    March 1, 2009 at 05.15

  6. Hey Grant, good to hear from you. Glad you´ve enjoyed Korea… Might be back to the old English teaching myself sometime, depending on how fast the credit crunch gobbles up Dubai! Btw, I clicked on your name, and got through to a website (at least, i think that was it), but it had a 404 message, instead of displaying the website?


    March 1, 2009 at 20.00

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