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“Off the Cuff” with Consumer Writer, Wendy Knowler

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA―Award-winning consumer writer, Wendy Knowler, is a columnist for Times Media and presents Consumerwatch on East Coast Radio. Journonews caught up with her. My secret pleasure is … Kissing my teens when they’re asleep My first job was … as a waitress in a steakhouse joint where the bombastic owner constantly chastised me for not wearing enough make-up and ‘talking back’. My most annoying habits are … My kids would say striking up conversations with strangers “sooo embarrassing…”; and singing along to songs on the radio with only a casual observance of lyrics. I’d say often being a few minutes late instead of on time or early (working on it); talking too much, procrastination. A clear childhood memory is … At school, aged 10, being taken outside to witness an eclipse of the sun. We were sternly warned not to look at the sun until we had our protective glasses on, but for some reason I snuck a peek and I have an eclipse burn on my retina as a permanent memory of …