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  • Did I do anything fun while I was on vacation?

  • Actually I did.

  • So I went back home to South Africa.

  • Went to check up on...

  • Yeah it was just fun.

  • I went to check on my like, the foundation, went to catch up with my people, and it's funny, 'cause every time I go home people always shout at me about going home, which is a weird thing.

  • So like, I'll get home and then at the border, like literally at customs, the woman was like, she's like, "Trevor, when are you coming home?"

  • And I was like, I'm home.

  • She's like, no, but when are you coming home?

  • And I was like, but I'm here right now.

  • You're holding my passport.

  • She's like, no that doesn't count, Trevor.

  • That doesn't count, Trevor.

  • We miss you.

  • Then I'm like, but it's not like you saw me, like it's not like I was just running around in the streets everyday.

  • It's like, no Trevor, come home.

  • I'm like, I'm home!

  • But then what was crazy and amazing, was so I was in Cape Town.

  • And then a friend of mine called me and said, "Yo Trevor, what are you doing?"

  • And I said I'm waiting, I'm gonna go to an event later today.

  • And he's like, oh, 'cause the president wants to meet you.

  • So I was like the president of what?

  • No because I just didn't assume that the president, like I was like, could be like the president of this company, the president of like, the Students Association, I don't know.

  • So I'm like, which president?

  • And he's like the president of the country.

  • And I was like, what did I do?

  • He's like no, he just wants to like, he wants you to come and say hi.

  • So he wants you to come to like, to the Presidential, you know, the Presidential homestead in Cape Town, just come and say hi.

  • I was like, okay.

  • And so then I was with my friends.

  • And I was like, guys we gotta go do this thing.

  • And my friends are like, alright let's roll.

  • And then they rolled with me.

  • But I didn't tell 'em what it was.

  • And I didn't realize in the moment that I didn't tell 'em what it was.

  • So like my friend's like wearing a hoodie, my other friend's wearing like a free T-shirt.

  • And I'm wearing a suit 'cause I'm going to another event.

  • And then we get there, and then they're like, are we here to pickup...

  • And then I say to the person at the counter, I'm like, oh we're here to see the President.

  • And then my friend's like, dude I'm wearing a hoodie!

  • And I was like, oh I'm sorry.

  • I'm sorry, I forgot to tell you where we were going.

  • And so then we went in.

  • And then we met the President and he was just very cool.

  • It was just like, you know...

  • And then my friend was like, he apologized.

  • He was like, I'm so sorry Mr. President.

  • I did not know I was meeting a President today.

  • That's why I'm dressed like this.

  • And then the President was cool.

  • He's like, no, I didn't know I was meeting you guys.

  • That's why I'm dressed like this, it was cool.

  • He was nice about it.

  • And then just out of nowhere the President was like, Trevor, he's like, what are you doing now?

  • He's like come with me to Parliament.

  • I wanna introduce you.

  • So he like takes me, you know, to our Congress, like to Parliament.

  • And he's just like, just come with me.

  • And so he's like, walk with me.

  • And now you're like on the Presidential power walk.

  • And I'm like just, what do you do on this walk?

  • And he's like, you just act like you're thinking of serious things.

  • And so I'm walking next to him the whole time and I'm just like, yes, nuclear war, immigration, unemployment.

  • And so we walked together.

  • And then we get to Parliament and then when we got there he introduced, and it was one of the most surreal moments of ...

  • 'Cause it's one of those things that you take for granted because it happens gradually in life.

  • But I genuinely just had to breathe.

  • Like a few days after I was gonna be like, yo.

  • You were in Parliament and the President of your country was like: "Hey, give a round of applause to Trevor Noah, he's giving back to the country and we love him," and literally in that moment, I was sitting there and I like, Goddamn, where is my history teacher now? What? What, what?

Did I do anything fun while I was on vacation?

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    Jade Weng posted on 2019/06/13
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