Enterprising South Africans in “Cuteness for Sale”

In the last few weeks, bad and good things have happened. Six people died: in Poland drinking infected vodka, in Pakistan in a bomb blast, in SA trying to get jobs – the 1300 people selected from thousands of applicants for jobs as Traffic Cops were asked to run 4km in 30 minutes in hot conditions. Six died of dehydration on the spot. One killed himself because he wasn’t picked. Another died later in hospital.

We’re certainly not lazy out here. And we’re good at finding new ways to make money, whether that be making Christmas trees out of wire or baskets out of plastic bags or … exploiting cuteness.

This is genius: Get customers at your restaurant to pay to feed your livestock for you! Later, you can eat the livestock.

This is genius: Get customers at your restaurant to pay to feed your livestock for you! Later, you can eat the livestock.

Relatively cute bunnies. Who's not going to pay R2 (USD .28c) for a child's smile?

Relatively cute bunnies. Who’s not going to pay R2 (USD .28c) for a child’s smile?

This tiger's like "I am going to fucking kill you if you make me stand on this boat for ONE more minute while you paint me." Accidentally hilarious art for sale in the same coffee shop.

This tiger’s like “I am going to fucking kill you if you make me stand on this boat for ONE more minute while you paint me.” Accidentally hilarious art for sale in the same coffee shop.

And a giant pineapple? Yes, that's a great idea. It's surrounded by pineapple fields and if you wanna pay R10 you can climb up to survey the fields, or watch a video about pineapple farming. They also sell juice, jam, t-shirts...

And a giant pineapple? Yes, that’s a great idea. It’s surrounded by pineapple fields and if you wanna pay R10 you can climb up to survey the fields, or watch a video about pineapple farming. They also sell juice, jam, t-shirts…

Donald Trump, asshole extrodinaire, lurks in a corner of a pharmacy in California, representing a very different kind of enterprising.

Donald Trump, asshole extraodinaire, lurks in a corner of a pharmacy in California, representing a very different kind of enterprising.

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4 Responses to “Enterprising South Africans in “Cuteness for Sale””

  1. Andre Says:

    … that tiger is actually a cheetah. They become quite tame actually.

    They run like hell though.

  2. Andre Says:

    You nailed Donald Trump btw

  3. jeanbarker Says:

    Ya so the problem is I had just watched Life of Pi. Either that or I’m becoming just like the Americans on Survivor, Africa (actually, Survivor, Botswana) who were concerned they might be attacked by tigers. Which we all of course know don’t exist in Africa at all. LOL@me.

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