( article 2 of 2 today )
Rain and Spiders oh my! Part One
Hello Minions *Shows BISON morale patch*
I trust everyone had a great Christmas. There was plenty of bread and honey to go around at Fort Dingo for friends and family. Fort Dingo may as well be on the moon for you lot, and the armaments are made up of a martini action shotgun, a coach gun (is it to be used by or on a football coach? Asking for a friend) and bad language (French .... Just joking) but you're more than welcome to come around.
I digress. Early in the year I got a bonus from work for being so handsome #metoo. The very same day a survival course I'd been eying off but couldn't afford was offered at half price. I swear on my wheat berry stash that the two amounts married up. It was a sign that it was meant to be.
Fast forward to December when I had booked it. It was only an overnighter so if worse comes to worse. Severe storms are forecast. Oh great.
First issue - finding the place. No cell phone coverage so using your phone as a GPS (if you didn't download the map) was one issue. Secondly you couldn't call the guy because of the lack of coverage. Thirdly, I don't know what sort of joker has two roads with the same name in the same suburb. I mean, come on. Fourthly, "meeting point is where X,Y,Z is". Cool. I find X & Y but no Z.... Without boring you but Y was overgrown with bushes.
OK so everyone is there and we all travel in the back of an old Army Land Rover. Two trips because there's 13 of us. I like the old Land Rovers. If you scratch the paint who’s going to GAF? Get some house paint and you're sorted.
Now, have you guys ever come across someone and knew instantly they were someone you weren't to mess with? I'm not talking about the impression you get from a doorman or an angry Maori. I'm talking about something a lot more dangerous. He gave off real danger sort of vibe. Nothing you can put into words but a gut feeling. A little off putting. Suffice it to say I ensured I didn't upset him.
I tried to explain it to my wife but she just didn't get it. I'm getting distracted again but I think this is an important tangent. More than a few times I've had dealings with people who my gut feeling was warning me not to trust them. Of course like we all do I ignored those gut feelings as I couldn't say why I had them. I mean, I only met the guy, why should I distrust him? He's friendly! etc etc. Now some of those warnings eventually were proven to be correct. Psycho neighbour, thieving co-worker, violent acquaintance, rapist wife’s friends husband, wife basher. You know, salt of the earth. Other times that warning didn't come to anything. However I now think that the warnings were right, I was just oblivious to the proof.
Now it's my rule to listen to my gut / intuition and if my dog doesn't like someone then nor do I (she's proven to be an excellent judge of character)
To be continued......