I'm used to hubby working abroad, getting back late, phoning me to say the M5/M6 etc is closed.
I'm also aware his ' I'll be home in 20mins ' is more like 3 times as long.
Yes I worry, in the UK he'd wear his cars out in 3 yrs, new engines, turbo's etc and clock 100,000 easily.
Since we moved to South Africa my worry has turned to panic.
He called me at 7pm ' I'm on my way home ' it's a 40 minute drive from the airport and it's 90 minutes since he called.
Accident, breakdown or hijacked?
Police stop and document check.
But actually not that simple as our passport number doesn't enter the system and our UK driving licence won't scan, coupled with a UK address and a piece of card they call the international driving permit, it takes sometime.
We have to explain what each document is, we are usually waved on.
I'm just waiting for the 'accompany me to the station, as I don't recognise these documents and I want them verified.
So while hubby sits there on the side of the road with all the stories of being robbed by police and worrying about a lengthy trip to the station.
I'm panicking at home thinking he's been hijacked at gun point.
That's the reality of living here.