The car battery had died, but I was confident that someone arriving at the wetlands would have time to give me a jump start.
A few minutes later a 4WD entered and parked 50m in front of me. I walked over and asked for help as the elderly couple got out of the car .
“No, well umm, I’m sorry” the man bumbled, searching for excuses. “We’re running late for a doctors appointment” the lady chimed in, glancing at her watch to validate her story. I chose to believe her yet it felt like the answer to my request was always going to be ‘No’.
Interesting place to stop if you’re running late, I thought to myself as I walked back to my car.
What happened next was unbelievable. In full view the couple opened up the car, cracked out a Thermos and poured a leisurely cup of tea! As I watched, completely stunned, my eyes met the elderly womans, who guiltily looked away.
I had to stop myself from walking back over and pointing out the flawed logic of running late and stopping for tea…unless, it was coffee in the Thermos and they were running latté!
Nope, it was tea! The cold, milk-less liquid at the bottom of the cup was tipped on the ground, the car was re-packed and they turned to drive away.
The old man’s eyes didn’t deviate from the road ahead for fear of making eye contact. ‘Yes, I’m still stuck here’. I waved goodbye as they left, resisting the urge to do so with only one finger!
Was it the dreadlocks or the colourful Nepalese jacket? I’m not sure. All I know is it’s not fun being written off without even getting a chance.
Mirrogram® | Stop and Reflect.
• Fitted Tee
• 100% Organic Cotton
• Screenprint with enviro friendly ink
• Fabric pre-shrunk to minimise shrinkage
• Double needle bottom hem and sleeves
• Made in Sydney, Australia
Body Width (cm)
S | M | L | XL | 2XL
45 – 49 – 52 – 55 – 61.5
Body Length (cm)
S | M | L | XL
70.5 – 73 – 75 – 76.5 – 79