Not really a stupid thing which I did myself, but more a stupid thing which was done to me
In May last year my wife and I were driving down the tar road from Skukuza to Lower Sabie. Halfway down the road we found some elephants that were drinking from the river. We had a nice view of them, and my SO loves elephants, so we stopped and sat with them for a while. I usually get bored of elephants a lot quicker than my SO so I started looking around me after a couple of minutes and.....there was a lioness walking on the road towards us. Needless to say my SO forgot all about the ellies after I said 'LION' (sorry Bert)
We let the lioness pass us, turned the car around and started to follow her. As this is a pretty busy road we soon had a fair number of cars behind us, but we were in front so we weren't really worried. The lioness walked on the road for around one kilometer and then spotted some impalas that hadn't noticed her. She ran into the bush after them, killed one and walked onto the tar road again while dragging this very relaxed impala along.
We kept following her for a while decided to pass her and wait for her about 200m down the road. This is when everything went horribly wrong
When we passed her the next car in line didn't follow the lion at a discrete distance like we'd done but continued to drive parallel to the lioness. She didn't like this a bit and when she reached us she decided to take a right into the bush. By now there must have been around 40 cars there, it was the biggest traffic jam I've ever seen in Kruger. The reaction of all these cars was to try to find the best spot to still see this lion (I think you'll all know these scenes). I this process a hideous little blue nissan driven by two old tannies decided to reverse....and didn't see our Toyota (which was at least double the size of this flippin Nissan)....and drove straight into us.
Needless to say I was not impressed at all. I kindly asked these tannies to move their car the way they came from and then was left with a problem. I couldn't see if our car was damaged and there was a lioness about 15m away so i couldn't get out of the car. These tannies meanwhile didn't even look at us anymore but continued to try to get a good view of this lioness. My mood wasn't getting any better and I asked them to follow us down the road to check our car for damage. They probably didn't like my tone of voice because they suddenly lost their ability to speak English and could only speak Afrikaans. Bad luck for them....I also speak Afrikaans and 'kindly' requested them to follow me which they then did. During the inspection of our car they regained their knowledge of English
In the end our car wasn't damaged badly enough to make a big fuss so we thanked these old tannies for their cooperation and told them to go back to the lioness which was now on the road again and walking towards us....