Patrick O'gorman

Government ave., Company’s Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

2011 / 02 / 17 17:44

‘I was first working as a security guard but it wasn’t my scene, you know. Then I starter out riding for this Muslim guy, it was called Data Runners, and I was with him for about two-and-a-half years, and then his business closed down. This was 2003. Then I went to go work for Citi-Sprint and I was with them for about four-and-a-half years. No offense to anyone that works in an office, but you can basically say the road is my office. I see everything, different things every day, I meet different people you know, and I’ve got this habit of picking up money on the road! Ha ha! One day an old guy - late forties, early fifties - he was talking in Afrikaans and he said, “Boetie, come here. You now, I’ve seen you for years cycling all over town and you do your job with a passion, you love what you do, you never complain, you always got a smile on your face.” For someone to say that to me, it makes me feel like I’m doing something good. He then shook my hand and he put something in my hand, when I looked in my hand it was R100! So he reckons to me, “That’s for you, for all your hard work, and you deserve it.” Ha ha! I was like, “Cool dude!”. Now I’m working for Crisis Couriers. I’m their only cycle courier. One of the few in Cape Town.’ 

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