The Fifa World Cup comes to an end today, leaving us hung over and back to reality with a thud.
It has been an amazing tournament for the viewers and a welcome distraction from the skyrocketing fuel prices and Eskom's battle to keep the lights on as their workers withdrew their labour, which led to the dreaded load shedding in parts of the country.
Few punters would have guessed that France would face Croatia this evening in the finals as they were never among the favourites to lift the trophy.
Not surprisingly, South Africans found reasons to support countries on political grounds, such as which country supported the apartheid regime. Poland was derided for being Janus Walus, Chris Hani's killer's country of birth while France became Africa's favourites for the number of black players in their team. Forgotten was the country's imperialism and colonisation of several West African countries.
With Ramaphoria unable to lift the value of the rand and everything going up in price, we are back to being our moping self. It was my turn this week to become a moaning South African when I suddenly found myself without water.