The Bendersons: Kidnapped at K7
The next day arrived and Mum asked me to call a taxi for our trip to the airport. I was
hoping that the plane would be delayed or that the taxi would not come and we would miss our
plane. Unfortunately for me, the taxi arrived early and we were soon on our way to the airport.
Mum then decided to get her money’s worth and all she did was winge and wine that she
was hungry. “Tam, I need a coffee and something to eat,” she said purposely trying to be
difficult while I organized all the luggage and bags.
“Mum, we get food on the plane and it arrives in about an hour,” I said, not really wanting a
coffee and something to eat as we had just had breakfast. “How about a packet of chips from the
“O h no, I want a coffee and that muffin over their, Tam,” said Mum. “Here is the money and
get yourself a coffee as well.”
I brought Mum’s coffee and muffin to her and I had just sat down with my coffee and turned
around to listen to what flights had to be boarded. All of a sudden, I could feel warm on my jeans
and saw that Mum had carelessly knocked her coffee all over my table and the liquid was
travelling towards my laptop. “Can’t you look what you’re doing for once? You nearly stuffed
up my laptop,” I said.
“I am sorry, Tam,” Mum smirked. “I’ll clean it up.” Mum made an even bigger mess so I
got up with my gear and called the cleaner to come and attend to the mess.
“Are you okay, Ma'am…what happened,” she asked.
“Someone was determined to have a cup of coffee and did not look what she was doing,” I
“O h not another one of those women,” she smiled. “Now go to our staff toilets. They have
larger hand airers and big basins so you can get your jeans cleaned.”