Only in SA: Car guards have card machines

Only in SA: Car guards have card machines

This is by far the most South African thing ever...

A car guard holds a card machine at a car door
A car guard holds a card machine at a car door/TikTok Screenshot/@nickydelange255

Car guards come in different shapes and forms. Some are super friendly and kind, and then you get the ones that will follow you around until they get something.

Notoriously, car guards are known for making 'good' money in their field. But that's also a stereotype that was addressed in The Carol Ofori Podcast in 2023

Usually, when motorists don't have change or cash on them, they either politely say so or just drive off. 

One woman found out that in South Africa, you must always be prepared for the unexpected. 

After telling a car guard she didn't have cash on her to give him anything, he masterfully pulled out his card machine...

Watch the video below, courtesy of TikTok


♬ original sound - Bluemoon Equine

We love the way the TikToker says that South Africa is living in 3033...

Check out some of the comments on the video: 

  • "One day we'll be receiving calls from debt collectors for unpaid car guard tips"
  • "The guy is leveling up... Smart man.."
  • "Taxis needs this"
  • "This was my fear 😂🤣😂🤣 i told my family 1 day this... i dont have change nonsense will no longer be an excuse they will come with card machine 😂🤣 tap or insert mama"
  • "I think we the only country with car guards or it started here" 

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