“Is the Asthma Person Okay?”: Woman Shares Complex’s Hilarious WhatsApp Message Requests, SA Laughs

“Is the Asthma Person Okay?”: Woman Shares Complex’s Hilarious WhatsApp Message Requests, SA Laughs

  • A woman living in an apartment complex shared a few messages from her neighbours in a WhatsApp group
  • The random requests included people asking for a plunger, asthma pump and slices of bread
  • Some social media users thought the messages were comical, while others loved the sense of ubuntu

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Woman shares screenshots of apartment complex's WhatsApp group messages.
A young woman shared the comical messages that people from her apartment complex sent in their WhatsApp group. Images: @gmasegom
Source: TikTok

A woman shared the hilarious messages posted in her apartment complex's WhatsApp group with social media users.

Taking to her TikTok account, @gmasegom uploaded screenshots of pleas from her neighbours asking for various items, including a lighter or matches, chutney, a chargeable hair straightener, an asthma pump, a vacuum cleaner and more.

One person who might have had a bathroom incident asked the group:

"Hey, guys. Does anyone have a plunger I can quickly borrow?"

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While another person wrote:

"Hi, guys. I'm looking for a 'Blackberry charger' (old Samsung charger) to borrow just for a while, please. I can't study without my earphones."

Take a look at some of the other requests in the pictures below:

Woman shares screenshots of her apartment complex's WhatsApp group messages.
Be it bread or an asthma pump, people in need took to the group. Image: @gmasegom
Source: TikTok
Woman shares screenshots of apartment complex's WhatsApp group messages.
People from the apartment complex also looked for a plunger and birthday candles, among other things. Image: @gmasegom
Source: TikTok

Messages garner laughter

Hundreds took to the young woman's video to comment on the random items people requested.

@missojeng told netizens:

"Now this is community, or maybe I’m too understanding, shame."

Showing concern, @autumn.i.rose wrote:

"Is the asthma person okay?"

@emilyliving shared a similar surprising interaction:

"My neighbour came to ask for an onion last week. It was the wildest thing ever. I'd never ask people for anything. I didn't grow up that way."

@mscommandeur loved what they saw and said:

"I think this is actually really beautiful."

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@its_cookiecee also saw positivity in the post:

"Aww, man. I love that you trust each other because asking for things like this is not easy. Most people will suffer in silence but you all trust each other. What a lovely community."

@mbalenhlebinda laughed and asked:

"Are you sure this group was not specifically created for asking?"

Man and little neighbours serenade a girl for her birthday

Briefly News previously reported about a man and a few of his neighbours serenading a girl and singing happy birthday.

Peter Keogh, a Durban Metro Police cop, took to his TikTok account (@everton32473) to share a clip of himself and five young children standing outside, ready to wish a girl named Nokulunga.

Source: Briefly News

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Jade Rhode (Editor) Jade Rhode is a Human Interest Reporter who joined the Briefly News team in April 2024. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies (distinction) and Linguistics. Before pursuing her tertiary education, Jade worked as a freelance writer at Vannie Kaap News, telling the tales of the community. After her studies, Jade worked as an editorial intern for BONA Magazine, contributing to both print and online. To get in touch with Jade, please email jade.rhode@briefly.co.za