A thing that keeps making me laugh.

This isn’t easy by the way and I frequently need something to make me laugh; keep me buoyant.
There’s plenty of it about but I particularly like to run the following through my mind.
Cycling along in Turkey lots of people will be friendly from their cars, asking you where you’re from or what your name is. I have just realised that this is not hilarious, by any stretch, but it works for me. Anyway, one such friendly soul with arms outstretched, cried out to me, “Whats my name!?”. I’m pretty sure he got one word wrong there, but as it happened quite swiftly I just shouted back, sort of honestly, “I don’t know!”. The car carried on, it’s passenger perhaps struggling with having briefly met someone who didn’t know their own name.
I can play this back over and over and still get a laugh (from myself). Then I start to wonder maybe he DIDNT know what his name was, still doesn’t, and just gets driven around asking people. This makes me feel less bad about saying, “I don’t know”, but it’s not very likely is it?

By James Bowthorpe

My name is James Bowthorpe. On the 29th March 2009 I set out from London to break the round the world cycling record. I am doing this to raise 1.8 million pounds for much needed research into the cause of Parkinson’s Disease. I have been preparing for this challenge for the last 6 months and now I’m on my way! You can follow my progress and see photos, on my blog.

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