I only looked at this thread for the first time last week and have been wondering ever since whether to post, after all who would want to know about me? Who would I want to know about me?
After much deliberation and having some time to spare I decided to contribute some brief details about myself taken from my autobiography which was published posthumously at the end of last year by Andrex.
Pilgrim: A Brief Hystery.
When I was born I was very young, everything that has happened since has been a consequence of that and the fact that I never quite got over it.
It was realised within moments of my birth that I was 'different'.
The minute my mother set eyes on me she cried out "Good God" and I immediately replied "Yes Mother"?
I was considered to be a bouncing baby, when my father took me out he attached springs to my feet and walked alongside me repeatedly patting me on the head.
My education was fairly short but varied.
I went to a number of schools the last of which I believe was considered to be very good.
It was 'approved', although I never found out for what or by whom.
From quite an early age I was well known for taking things apart, although to begin with that was mainly due to my failure to put them back together again.
In later years I became known for repairing things that were supposed to be 'irreparable'.
My working life started with me working on vehicles of various types as a mechanic, when I later decided I wanted to travel I realised that the best way of doing it was to get someone else to pay so I became a professional driver.
I quite enjoyed my travels abroad, the only thing was that everywhere was full of foreigners who didn't speak English.
I have come to a number of conclusions over the years:
1) One thing that is absolutely essential in life is a sense of humour.
I've been meaning to get one for a long time.
2) Sanity is not a requirement.
I actually passed away quite some time ago.
I'm only walking around to save funeral expenses.