You have to drink!1

In the Boston Marathon I ran for a while and then walked slower than the slowest. An old man grabbed me by the shoulder and said, “Your heart is working very hard. You have to drink!”

I said, “No, thank you.”

But he said, “You have to!” and he forced me to drink.

Because I was tired, he sympathised with me.


  1. RB 717. 20 April 1983