Monday, March 17, 2008

Trying to get home on a crazy Monday...

After 11 hours of work I was ready to go home.
All I needed to do was call 'my' driver who lives across the street.
And ask him to walk over to the center and drive me home.
Easy enough.

The driver did come within 5 minutes.
But he didn't have car keys.
So I borrowed someone's keys to the office to look for the key.
No key to the Land Cruiser.

I called our Maintenance Man to ask where the keys are.
He was quick to inform me that the Land Cruiser is broken.
"Oh", I said, "what about 286?" (one of our Nissan Terrano's)
Also broken, was the reply.
Now what?

There happened to be one other car at the center.
But it was one of the New Steps cars (the other Mercy Ships program)
I called our Director to ask for permission to use it.
"No problem", he said.
Great, I thought.

Just as we were comfortably seated in the car we noticed something.
The gas tank was EMPTY.
Not a surprise.
The cage with the fuel was locked.
And of course the person with the keys was gone.

We decided to bite the bullet and go for public transport.
Don't like taking taxis with my laptop in the dark.
But what do you do when you are stranded?
So, we grabbed our bags.
And headed to the gate.

Just as we were going to go out, a car pulled up.
It was one of the ship's cars (we have 2 engineers from the Africa Mercy here).
The driver had left his phone at the compound and came back for it.
Lucky us.
We were finally on our way home (at 730 pm)

1 comment:

genae said...

oh my. :)sounds like quite the event...

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~