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Offline Mr Zog

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2016, 02:28:30 am »
To follow...

Driving on the motorway

The Motel

Fast Food in America

a 24-Hour Surf-Shop!  :drif:

House-hunting

Buying a car

Bass Pro Shop

And more, stay tuned  :deal:  :lol8:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2016, 04:01:18 am »
To follow...

Driving on the motorway

The Motel

Fast Food in America

a 24-Hour Surf-Shop!  :drif:

House-hunting

Buying a car

Bass Pro Shop

And more, stay tuned  :deal:  :lol8:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2016, 04:38:18 am »
Loving it boet. You need to travel a bit more. ;D You can leave your house open too ....

But dont dare try and walk into anyone´s yard or house without them knowing - you could get shot!
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2016, 05:59:26 am »
Enjoying this Mr Zog. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2016, 07:20:52 am »
Top notch stuff!
Welcome to a first world country.


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2016, 09:12:14 am »
 :sip: Seriously nice read, waiting for the next episode.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2016, 09:32:23 am »
 :sip: :sip: :sip: :sip:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2016, 10:08:49 am »
Sub.... :deal:.....dont keep us waiting .
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2016, 10:09:24 am »
ya don't
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2016, 10:34:34 am »
Great read. Keep in coming.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2016, 10:40:00 am »
Ponds, dams, lakes, canals, rivers, streams... LOTS of water everywhere.... and that means LOTS of fish. Bass. Largemouth Bass....

and gators.

Gators are pussies.

I have caught a African Nile Crocodile. With my bare hands. I are TOUGH boet....  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:


 :sip: Dr. Zog, I'm sure you must have meant it's an African Juve..nile crocodile.  :3some:
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Re: Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #71 on: March 27, 2016, 11:11:03 am »
The car rental...

We had booked a rental car when we booked the air ticket. Because we had to drive from Orlando to Cocoa Beach where the Motel was that we had booked. A trip of about 45 minutes or so.

We had reserved a "Group A" vehicle. In SA that would mean Chevy Spark, or a Hyundai i10, or similar. In the USA it would also mean a little compact car, similar to the SA version.

We got to the reservation desk and were greeted by a young lady. "Well good afternoon, how can I be of assistance to you today?" And it actually sounded like she meant it! We explained that we had booked a rental with them. She looked on her computer for about 10 seconds, and told us that she had us on her system. She then said that she just needed my wife's credit card so that they could swipe it and complete the transaction.

Oops.

My wife doesn't have a credit card. She has a Bank Of America Debit Card.

Oops. And my SA credit card doesn't have nearly enough funds in it to cover the cost of a rental car.

No problem. She calls her manager over. He listens to the story. She has been in SA for 8 years, and only has a debit card.

No problem. "Lets make this work then" he says. Swipes the debit card, gets the bank authorisation for the rental. Sorted.

Then he says " but we have another problem. we are all out of Group A vehicles. You guys can just choose whatever other vehicle you would like. Come with me into the lot and see what you want." 

We follow him into the lot. I spy a RED MUSTANG. Jissis. Fokkit maar dis darm flippen mooi  :drif:

I ask him if we can take the Mustang, just as a joke.

"Sure. No problem." 

I though he was joking. He wasn't.

The next WTF moment...

He opens the door of the Mustang. THE CAR ISN'T EVEN LOCKED!!!!!  :eek7:  Its parked in an open parkade (its got a roof, but no walls or fences or gates or nothing!) and its not stolen or broken into. The radio is still in the dash!

Then the dude reaches onto the dash and grabs the key. THE FRICKEN KEY WAS LEFT ON THE FRICKEN DASHBOARD!!!!  :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

He hands me the key. I can't take the key. I'm laughing like a crazy person. I can't believe this. Not only is the car unlocked. The key is left on the dash. In a parking lot. At an airport. With hundreds of people walking around...

But we didn't take the Mustang. Unfortunately.

You see, the boot (they call it a trunk here) was too small for all our bags. AND the insurance was $100 more... Bugger.

We ended up taking a Toyota Camry. 3.5 litre engine, auto-box, with all the bells and whistles. Massive boot that JUST took all our luggage.

I never got that close to driving a 2016 Mustang before....  :sip:
Screw the luggage. You can come back for it. Take the mustang.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2016, 11:21:17 am »
To follow...

Driving on the motorway

The Motel

Fast Food in America

a 24-Hour Surf-Shop!  :drif:

House-hunting

Buying a car

Bass Pro Shop

And more, stay tuned  :deal:  :lol8:

Do they sell the best was for your stick?  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2016, 11:25:50 am »
Great stuff!  :sip: :sip:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #74 on: March 27, 2016, 11:28:07 am »
Zog- jy werk mos nog nie. Waarvoor al die geslapery man? Ons wag.......😫
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #75 on: March 27, 2016, 11:32:17 am »
keep it coming zoggie, might even come visit you  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #76 on: March 27, 2016, 11:38:07 am »
Great writing style, loving your story.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #77 on: March 27, 2016, 11:40:30 am »
Righty-O then. Most of you dudes and dudettes are sleeping now. But don't worry, I'm awake and keeping the forum ticking over.

So, the WTF moment.

But first. Let me explain.
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You see, the light was red for me. So what? you may ask...

Well. Here there are a different set of rules. Here the rules are: you obey the rules.

Everyone else also stopped. There were still no cars coming, but the light was red. Then the light turned green, and we could walk... so we did.

For me, coming from a city like Pretoria, where jaywalking is so commonplace we don't even think about it anymore. Suddenly thrust into a place where a cop will give you a ticket if you cross the street against the red light. Jissis.


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hahah a similar thing happened to me . I jaywalked and ALL the lanes of traffic just came to a dead stop . Oops.  People actually obey traffic rules 100 % (except in NY , there anything goes.)

The other thing I realised very quickly is never argue with a USA cop , if he tells you to stop hitchhiking you stand on attention and just say yes Sir and no Sir .  :biggrin:

And don't even think about disobeying a Non Smoking sign . :P

Am enjoying your writings ! :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #78 on: March 27, 2016, 12:21:57 pm »
Subcribed :thumleft: :sip:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #79 on: March 27, 2016, 03:39:01 pm »
Awesome adventure
Big blue baboon balls needed to do what you did. Jump off that cliff and let faith protect you. You know many guys who would t have the backbone to even try follow their bliss. Where's more demmit?????
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