Sorry, you can’t use your phone in a Telkom shop!

Sound a little outrageous?  It is.  It is also true.  In a moment reminiscent of my Post Office misadventure recently, I was told by a security guard in a Telkom shop that I am not permitted to use my mobile phone inside a Telkom shop.  I challenged the guard after I finished my call and asked why I couldn’t use my mobile phone.  I was expecting something like security concerns or suchlike and instead I was told that there is a policy that forbids the use of a mobile phone in a Telkom shop.  When I asked what the basis for the policy is, he simply informed me that he couldn’t tell me but that there is this policy.  It was at this point that I lost interest in my planned purchase and the queue and walked out the shop.

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