Friday, 9 February 2007

Rocky Balboa spotted in Plumsteadshire

So this morning, I look across The Common. It still had a good smattering of icy snow, not like the dense duvet-like stuff from earlier in the week, no it was dotted about, just enough so that a walker could see if a dog turd lay on the grass.

Whilst surveying this green and pleasant patch, I saw a mad man.

A fellow dressed in tracksuit bottoms and woolly hat was jogging about whilst punching the freezing cold air. He wasn't even doing this in a discreet manner, he was along the path merely yards from Plumstead Common Road - at rush hour!!!!

Care in the community (doesn't exist - ed.), or the next welter-weight champion of Welling? He was there for quite some time, jogging about, punching the air, dancing around trees and shadow boxing with them. The highlight of his display were his under-whelming high kicks. He'd stick out his hand at high level and kick his legs up. His feet came nowhere near his hand and I'm sure his legs should be straight too; Steven Segal's legs were straight when he demonstrated that he's much more than a chef in that seminal classic, Under Siege.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I had noticed the amount of joggers in the area too. And for goodness sake why don't they dress properly...they'll catch their death dressed in sloppy cothes for goodness sake!

I've noticed the dodgy dealers are back at the co-op end selling their wonderful motors, and have even taken to standing in the freezing cold pretending to bird spot whilst waiting for punters to take in the gorgeous vehicles on offer.

I had to sit and wait to park today at 2pm to park outside my house - couldn't park on the opposite side because of all the dodgy cars, and people who refuse to park in the co-op car park were the other offenders. Its just wrong!

Anonymous said...

Will it continue to be a regular feature of this blog to write reports on local residents who might be mentally ill - or perhaps mutter to themselves, or maybe have nervous ticks, or who are just plain eccentric - for the purposes of ridicule and public amusement? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

oooohh. Hark at mr anonymous!!

dimps said...

Talking about local nutters. Does anyone know about the chap who started waving a gun about in The Whodie and was nabbed by the police when he went into the video shop?

Anonymous said...

The Whodie??

streetwise said...

the "Who'd a thought it". Where ya bin?

Anonymous said...

hmmm... i've been here in plumstead, but only for a few years, and have never been in the "whodie" since it looks a bit scary. is it? if there was a man with a gun, perhaps i was right?

Lil' Poncho said...

hi there, I saw him too (I think); I personally used to train with a similar type when in my teens-Ferdi, who was a kungfu nut but very friendly and approachable. Whereas the guy I've seen recently (who was training topless in the snow at 0800.. draw your own conclusions as to his sanity) was obviously marking his territory as he decided to give my housemate and I his best testosterone posturing on our way to work. Nice.
My favourites though have been the three middle aged Indian women who take an early morning run in full (quite obstructive to running) saris-devoted or what?

Pangloss said...

The great thing about Plumstead's very own topless Rocky is his show of dedication. A freezing cold day and he showed no lack of enthusiasm.

As Lil' Poncho has pointed out, there are three Asian ladies who go yomping VERY early in the morning. Really puts me to shame as I run out of puff simply walking up Griffin Road.