There’s been a lot of heated debate about whether the vuvuzela should be allowed at the World Cup soccer matches. It is rather noisy and spectators and players alike have concerns about the noise. I personally believe it will be a good thing and will make the 2010 World Cup uniquely South African. People will hear and remember the sound and thousands of people will take vuvuzelas back home as a memento. So I am all for it, but I do promote responsible vuvuzela usage so as to minimize the annoyance factor which is an inherent feature of the vuvuzela.
If we all stick to some simple rules, it will make it a lot easier to handle being surrounded by blaring vuvuzelas for a month. Below are my 5 rules of etiquette for correct vuvuzela usage.
Rule 1 – Don’t blow a vuvuzela indoors, ever. This includes marquees and the likes
Rule 2 – Don’t blow a vuvuzela away from the stadium when normal people are sleeping ie. late at night & early in the morning
Rule 3 – Don’t blow MY vuvuzela, I don’t want your germs and gob on something that is going to touch my lips
Rule 4 – Don’t hit people with a vuvuzela, it’s not funny, it’s irritating and I might snap and shove it up your wazoo
Rule 5 – Don’t blow a vuvuzela non stop. Now and then will suffice, I’d like to hear other sounds some of the time
Those are my 5 easy to follow rules. If you have other suggestions, feel free to comment below.