1. Mistake “Howzit?” for a genuine question instead of the rhetorical greeting it really is.
Launching into an in-depth answer about your state of being when someone casually says “Howzit?” as you enter the room is a classic sign that you haven’t fully embraced the term as a word all of its own.
2. Be one of those people that gets into the beach-rush on Kloof Nek and mismanages the stop-starts on the steep hill so badly that their car overheats and breaks down.
Kloof Nek is a ridiculously steep road that goes from the center of Cape Town, up over a little saddle between Table Mountain and Lion’s Head and down into Camps Bay towards white sandy beaches and rocky bays. It’s the “instant gratification” route, and on hot days, it’s everyone’s first choice. Naturally it gets clogged with 4x4s carrying surfboards, tiny jalopies with entire extended families inside, bright red Porsches, rusty minibuses, and sweaty motorcyclists.