(Photo Credit: Jodi McKinney)
This was not the ideal beginning to the dream holiday which Parveen and Mika had envisaged. In the middle of nowhere, just as the crimson orb of the setting sun was fading away, their tour Van broke down.
“What is the problem?” Parveen could not disguise an element of anger in her tone.
“Sure I will have some rum!” replied the elderly driver breaking into a creased smile that revealed the absence of many a tooth.
“The only saving grace seems to be the beauty of a setting sun”, exclaimed Mika exhaling deeply.
“I will never say no to a sausage bun” the driver cheerily interrupted turning to flash his trademark smile at Mika.
“Don’t you have a hearing aid?” Parveen was irritated now.
“No you don’t get a refund of what you’ve paid” the driver’s tone took on an apologetic vein.
As Parveen held her head in her hands, Mika couldn’t stifle a peal of laughter.
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Thank You Jodi McKinney for the photograph!