Monday, May 25, 2009

Gym ennet

I have a lot of theories about my new gym but I'll just share one. Yes, I've joined a gym. So what?
The reason that I feel obliged to defend my decision to join a Virgin Active is because I feel like such a... consumer. You know, with all the "Tell yourself that you've still got it!" posters.

My sister thinks they put steroids in the water to make people want to gym more, but this doesn't seem likely. They've already got you paying out your ass for a whole year at minimum so whether you like gymming or not isn't relevant to them. (If you disbelieve the posters of course.)

Here's how my theory was formed. This morning I walked in and the nice lady at the reception desk says to me, "There's no hot water, ne?". Some people never know quite how to answer this because it sounds like a question but doesn't expect an answer and usually the content is unanswerable because it's actually providing the listener with extra information and not asking anything at all. Anyway I can show you how to answer it so you know how to in future: "Oh." After musing a bit about the tone of nice lady's voice I realised what she had just said. And then I thought I might add something else to my "Oh": "But it's so cold :(" I didn't get another response.

Getting back to my theory now. This wasn't the first issue I've encountered about the water. Everyone drinks water while, before and after they work out. Everyone needs it. That's why all Virgin Active clubs have these fancy drinking fountains at strategic locations around the gym. Nobody uses them at my club though. And that's because it tastes like crap. I have a shower and I feel like I need to take another one because by hands and neck smell like chlorine.
This makes me not want to shower. I only do because I'd rather die than go to work covered in sweat. I'm a hobo but at least I'm conscious of BO. Apparently there are a lot of other ladies who don't have the same concerns that I do.

Now what do I make of this? Well, clearly, water is an expensive commodity. Too expensive to allow club members to drink and clean with. Making it taste and smell like chloroform wasn't effective enough to repel people from it, so they made it cold and it looks like that did the trick!

In other news,
  • June is going to be a great month:

    • 1st - Quraysh's non-birthday

    • 2nd - My Quarterly Performance Review; The Sims 3 gets released

    • 16th - National Youth day

  • Twitter is awesome: http://twitter.com/corpsekicker