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Wednesday is Ben’s Day

I know somebody who knows somebody who recently adopted a baby in her fifties. The woman, not the baby. Although it must be said that Donald Trump has shown it’s quite possible to be a baby well into your seventies.

I hope I’m not offending anyone when I say you would have to be certifiably insane to want anything at all to do with babies right now. I mean more the deliberate conceiving of, I suppose. If the whelp has already been spawned and is up for adoption and you feel your life hasn’t been disrupted enough, then good luck to you. Personally, I’d sooner adopt a dog.


And so begins today’s Cut ‘n Run column in The Citizen.

In terms of the new rules, you’ll have to pay money if you want to read the rest. Not to me, unfortunately. To the newspaper. Who, I guess, ends up paying me for it anyway. It’s a bit like money laundering.

Subscribe monthly or even pay for just a single edition. That’s R7.70. You can’t even get a beer for that. Not that you can get a beer.

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4 thoughts on “Wednesday is Ben’s Day


    Ben, I live in New York CITY
    How do I get payment to your paper?
    Credit card ?
    Brian Gaisford

    1. Ben Trovato says:

      Hi Brian. Yes, it would be a normal on-line payment with credit card. It’s a secure site, I promise.

  2. ginny swart says:

    Mmm. There is so much free press out there right now that the thought of paying R7.70 for one local newspaper…even with the added spark of your column… that’s a hard one.

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