It was eventually found in a tub of Lego. Let me tell you about one of the many very minor crises of the Great Covid Lockdown of April 2020. Towards the end of the strict five-week lockdown, our three-year-old son lost our DStv remote.

No tech stores were open, while grocery stores generally don’t stock DStv remotes...

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