One of the many nice things about South Africa so far has been how friendly everyone has been. It seems everyone has a smile and a wave for you, especially when they realize you are with one of the World Cup teams. Even a wrong number can be a cordial interaction. The other day, one of our staff got a call on their U.S. Soccer-issued South Africa cell phone that went something like this:
U.S. Soccer Staffer: "Hello?"
Caller: "Hello, can I speak with Mavis Mdebi please?"
Staffer: "Sorry, I think you have the wrong number?"
Caller: "Well, do you know Mavis Mdebi?"
Staff: "No, sorry I don't."
Caller: "Ok, thank you for your time."