“YOU’RE CLOSE TO THE FINISH LINE,” THE DOCTOR SAID.

“YOU’RE CLOSE TO THE FINISH LINE,” THE DOCTOR SAID.


       “You’re getting close to the finish line,”

the Doctor said.”

       “When you say, ‘the finish line…’

What do you mean”, I ask.

       “I mean Death,” he said.

       “That’s what I thought you meant,” I said


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Then the Doctor went on to say, “Maybe 
 
you shouldn’t be riding a bicycle anymore.”
 
      “What d’ya mean?” I ask.
     
       “Well, you passed out and hit a curb on 
 
Fisher street. Maybe you should switch
 
to a tricycle.”
 
       “Jesus, Doc!  This is turning into kind 

of a rough meeting… If I’m about to cross 

the finish line, I don’t think I want to go out 
 
riding a tricycle… Tho there is a Jamaican 
 
saying…”
 
       “What’s that?” the Doctor asked.
 
       “Once a man and twice a child,” I said.
 
       “Very good,” he says…   “Think about
 
the tricycle.”
                           
                                *
            Later that week,    I talked to a friend 
 
who’s a mechanic.
 
 
He said:
               “Go ahead, buy a tricycle.
 
I’ll put a lawnmower motor in the basket.
 
You’ll go like a bat out of hell.”
 
 
 
               “That sounds good,” I said.
 
               
               “Make sure you buy a tricycle
 
with brakes,” he said, “You’re gonna
 
need them.”
                                                  *
                                                    (C) 2016 by W.G. Milne
  1. What did you study at Upper Canada College?
  2. Intro
    Guitar, song writer. Ex- attorney, John Rock, Blues etc, “Roving Reporter Rants.” Books at amazon.
    'Abby walking in the bush.'
    Walker Ballantine's photo.
    Walker Ballantine's photo.
    Walker Ballantine's photo.

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One thought on ““YOU’RE CLOSE TO THE FINISH LINE,” THE DOCTOR SAID.

  1. To be clear, I have no intention of croaking any time soon. I see this as a funny story.

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