Any street corner in Johannesburg has at least one, usually more, street beggars. They often hold hand-written cardboard messages, pleading their plight.
Seen on the corner of Main Street and Republic Road this afternoon, in Koki pen, on a torn and ragged piece of brown cardboard, the former side of a packing box resting against the traffic light pole, writ large:
Smile, and you will make some friends. Frown, and you will make some wrinkles.