My bad experience with Bernie Habana & Don MacRobert

I am a huge Blue Bulls fan so a couple of years ago when Bryan Habana joined the Bulls I was delighted; I instantly knew this kid was going to go places. This prompted me to register BryanHabana.com. I tried on several occasions to get Bryan Habana through Bernie (his dad also his agent) involved to no avail. Bernie only saw the negatives and moaned about everything. I never took/made a cent for all my troubles although I explained to Bernie many times that a website with their input could be profitable to them. But Bernie struggled with this concept.

Part of the website was a “Write to Bryan” webpage. We had thousands of awesome letters to Bryan, especially during the Rugby World Cup. I had already started working on a Letters to Bryan Habana book that I wanted to present to him. Again I would have done this at my own cost and I would not have made a cent from all of this. It was just something I thought he would want to see and with his attitude and what he has done for SA I would have been honoured to make the effort.

However yesterday, Don MacRobert, an attorney/lawyer threatened me with legal action!! To be honest I was getting no joy whatsoever from the site anymore. It started feeling more and more like “stank vir dank”. So I have shut down the number 1 search result for Bryan Habana for good. It was something I did with the best intentions, but it has turned sour for me. I don’t blame Bryan at all though; I never had any contact with him personally. But to say that Bernie Habana is my favourite person would be a lie. 🙂

I have subsequently heard from other well-informed sources that Bernie is a notoriously difficult individual. Apparently he insists on attending Blue Bulls team talks and he is the only non team member allowed in because of Bryan’s value to the team. This and other ‘interferences’ have made Bernie unpopular at Loftus. I have also heard Bryan himself sees Bernie as a little bit of an embarrassment, although this source is questionable.

I think Bernie Habana is delusional about his own importance. I think he loves to be The Man instead of realising he is The Meddling Father and Bryan is actually The Man. Also, I think Bernie should take heed of the saying You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. I don’t like Bernie Habana. The phrase “pompous ass” comes to mind.

Elke in hospital from Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

On Monday night Elke swallowed/inhaled some Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. She couldn’t breathe for a couple of seconds. We got a massive fright & rushed her to our GP. At the time we got there she had calmed down to such an extent that the doctor sent us home. But that night and the next day she struggled breathing.

This morning we took her to another GP who after examining her told us she needed to get to the hospital ASAP. It was a shock although I did suspect her condition was more serious that everyone first thought because I also have asthma and I recognised the symptoms. By the time we got to the hospital (which is a 120km away from where we live) she had started turning blue in the face because she couldn’t breathe properly.

The nurses immediately put her on Oxygen and Cortisone. She really looked bad (especially with all the tubes coming out of her nose/mouth) and she was so subdued; it really was heartbreaking. She has now had Oxygen for the whole day and her respitory function was at 97% when I left the hospital. Lene is spending the night with her.

The doctors don’t know how long she’ll be in for but I’m hoping she gets released by Friday. I just really hope that this doesn’t permanently damage her lungs.

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