31 October 2005

- Lean and Mean -

So, I'm riding the train to the airport after the conference. I'm looking around, thinking, "man, people in this town are thin." Everyone on the train seemed exceptionally fit, thin, with well-toned muscles. I'm thinking this city doesn't have the supersize problem. Indeed this must be the fittest city in America.

Well, we come to a stop. Oddly, practically the whole train empties. As the train pulls from the station, I notice that there are lots and lots of people filling up the street in an incredible mass. There's a banner flying above the street. Then I remember—there's a marathon that day. Evidently this was the starting line.

I looked around the train. Normal Americans—just like me.