On my way to visit my parents on the weekend, i was happily driving along the newly paved double lane road than runs through corn fields. Suddenly the one lane ended into gravel as the road workers had not finished expanding the road from a single lane to a double lane on that part of the road yet. Luckily i was in the other lane and passed the section thinking they should put up warning signs that the road ends for a number of road users will at night get a rude awakening. A lot of truckers use this road, especially at night as it connects to major cities, hence the reason the road is being changed from a single to a double lane.
500 meters down the road from the change from double to single lane, i came upon the missing warning sign. I guess some trucker must have crapped himself when he first realized the road ends when his truck hit gravel, then again 500 meters down the road when he saw this sign. South Africa road humor at work.
While at my sister’s hardware store, a lady comes in, in total panic. Her husband is out of country, and she used his truck to drive to the shopping centre, however, now the alarm remote does not want to unlock the truck.
Thinking it is the remote’s battery, we replace it for her, however, we inform her that if it does not work, it may be the truck’s battery. She returns that indeed the new battery in the alarm remote does not work, but she is unable to manually open the truck with the ignition key. At this point the poor lady is in a state as she needs to be at work already.
We send out one of the guys working in the hardware store to go and help her, thinking that it must be the truck’s battery and needs a jump start. The lad returns a few minutes later, shaking his head. The poor lady was trying to open the wrong truck, and only realized it when the owner of said truck returned from his shopping and found them trying to ‘steal’ his truck, and called security.