When you run into people flocking at a street corner all staring down the road, what do you do? Ask them what they are doing?
This is what Samuel Beckett did — during the Tour de France bicycle race, it turns out. The spectators were not looking for the leader, though, counting seconds to the runners-up or expecting the peloton. They waited for the oldest and last cyclist: "Nous attendons Godot," said one.
Various stories connect Beckett's play to the Tour or the cyclist Roger Godeau, maybe all of them apocryphal. In any event, you can connect your emails to cycling, too — right now:
›› I want to ride my stationery. (Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express)