dalsingh101 Posted January 30, 2010 Report Share Posted January 30, 2010 (edited) I was waiting on a train platform in London when Fauja Singh (the marathon runner - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauja_Singh), appeared out of nowhere and asked me if the next train was going so and so. I told him no and that the next one will go where he wants. When we got on the next train he sat by me and the grabbed my copy of The Walking Dead I was reading. This is a graphic novel, which is like a comic for grown ups incase you are wondering. He then proceeded to tell me about how he has run all over the globe and reeled of a list of countries, all the while thumbing through my book. (He started at the back and made his way to the beginning - I was just thankful this episode didn't have any sexual material in it, which would have embarrased me...lol). Afterwards he asked (in Panjabi), "Why hasn't the book got any writing, it's all made up of pictures?" I said "It does, look!" and showed him speech bubbles with text. He said "What is that, the people's names?" I replied "No, it's the speech, you know, dialog." He looked at me like I was simpleton and then got off. Before he left I asked him about how he can do marathons at his age. I couldn't do a half marathon myself. He said you must steadily increase your distances over time and to not drink beer (it shortens your breathe apparently) and not eat meat. What a character huh! Edited January 30, 2010 by dalsingh101 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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