It was a dark and stormy night… Three break-ins on the same night last week must be some sort of a record? The missing woman tourist mystery below reminded us of the late-night adventures of a recently retired angler and regular TRM inmate. SWMBO hopes you cannot recognise him in the image below as he now prefers to remain ‘anon’.
At the end of the day, before we all left for dinner at the local RUST bar to celebrate his retirement, he locked his Studio unit 10 door with his recently acquired “skeleton” key. After a notice was placed in reception to explain to other inmates we had ‘Gone Fishin’, he collected us and we left via a side door which was securely locked.
To be fair, he may have been a little hyped up in the excitement of finally escaping that unfortunate habit we call “work”. After over 30 years of drudgery in the same firm, it is quite understandable. On the Tongariro, any sort of “work” is highly over-rated. On our return, after a splendid dinner, he rushed to open the side door with his new super-smart skeleton key. Unfortunately, somehow it stuffed the combination and would not open. Eventually after much trying to open that door and other doors he had to break in and climb through a window to get access. That was break-in No 1…
He needed a strong cup of tea to recover before he eventually bid us goodnight. On his return to his Studio Unit
Absolutely true! The third break-in followed into his Studio, Unit 10. Instead of relaxing and enjoying the Tongariro fishing, his next day was wasted practising his locksmith and glazing skills.
The police have not been informed. Turangi is safe again.
Fortunately, other inmates slept through all the drama.
Never a dull moment at TRM.