One of the most stupid thing i have done was in last February 2007 , on our last day in the park at Skukuza , just before leaving the park by Numbi gate to take the plane at 2:00 PM at KMIA for Johannesburg with a connection for Paris .
We had , me and my sons of 12th and 13th , a very very pleasant stay in the park during 13 days .
On our last day the boys were very excited and i waked up at 4:30 am as often in the park to take a shower , put the last things in the luggages etc .... and take a cup of coffee with some cakes to have enough force to drive .
Boys don't like me to take a cup of coffee as they think because of that we are always 5 minutes too late to past the gates of the restcamp.
So , for one time i had , what i was thinking ....untill ...... a very good idea : i gave the keys of the car to my younguest boy , who's i thank .....untill ....he had the head on the shoulders as we say in France .
So , while boys were putting the luggages in the boot of the car i went to the communal kitchen to bowl my water for coffee .
For one time we were very early , soon ready to past the gates and discover the area of Pretoriuskop i was waiting for ! after putting my nescafe in the cup , i went back to the bungalow ....
And there , i found why ??? my boys were laughing and could'nt spoke , near the car .
My younguest son is an" idiot ": he was thinking he was " Popey , the sailor man" and played with the door of the boot , showing his brother her biceps ....leaving the keys on the luggages .After that he naturally closed the boot ...
After a time , they says me the keys were in the boot of the car and it is not possible to open it .
First i am not too disturb ; but after a time i must realise it is not possible to open the boot ...I am angry ......Though a kindly man from the staff helped us the lockmen will arrive only at 10H45 from Hazyview open the boot for R1800 , glupps ..... for one time i think there is something very very expansive in RSA , but no time to discuss the price .
And bye bye Pretoriuskop , after a quick drive through Paul Kruger Gate we will arrive just in time in KMIA to take the plane .Hopefully i know this road as i tooked it the year before with my SO .
Waiting for the plane , we will see he is delayed , instead of 2:00 we will have it only at 19h , but it was a sort of jet , 30 mns to Johann only and after a run we will just have our connection at 20H45 for Paris . No time to buy anything at the airport .
This was a very bad day and the Ginn-fizz i had in the plane for Paris was one of the best thing i ever drunk .....