But perhaps the biggest advantage of all is that if your fridge is empty, you stand a much better chance of picking up a cash handout from some bleeding-heart politician who believes “it’s the right thing to do”.
A woman in Philippi in the Western Cape was the beneficiary of such generosity when the ANC’s crisis-prone secretary-general, Ace Magashule, visited her home during a door-to-door election campaign last week. He was videoed opening her fridge, and when he found it empty, he reached into his pocket and handed the woman R400 in cash.
You should have seen the look of shock on the woman’s face as she accepted this unexpected windfall.
“Thank you, sir,” she exclaimed, “I’m very grateful.”