Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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I've often heard the term "I couldn't believe my eyes", but had never experienced the phenomenon myself, until this: I walk up to the stand captured in the background of the picture to find a still figure sitting and looking up at me. I say "Orange banana pineapple shake, please", and before the words exit my lips he is already a blur of action. In a series of honed, perhaps reflexive movements he has a ice, banana, pineapple, orange, water in a blender, shake hard while blending, poured into a bag with straw and hung on my finger in a matter of ten seconds, tops. Five may be a more accurate estimate. Money in hand (or in register, if the matter of milliseconds allows for a distinction to be drawn), he resumes his stoic position, with frightening mechanical precision to his every blurred move.

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