I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' in the gym and bust me in my ass while I'm on the treadmill? Detective Edwards (Will Smith), Men in Black (1997).
I just want to be left alone. I'm an introvert, late middle aged and tired. I have to get some miles in my legs so I can try to keep up with a bike class next month. There is a foot of snow on the ground.
So I make my way to Planet Fitness, dress out and sit on a stationary bike. Perfect, except...
No matter which of the five upright bikes I choose (they don't have spin bikes) I am staring at four TVs, with the following channels:
Some business channel
All of them are non-stop politics.
I'm all for being up on political discussion. Facebook friends know that I'll engage from time to time - often succumbing to a contrarian streak a mile wide. Fair enough. But this shit doesn't ever stop!
I get it. This guy's a menace. Well... They all are. And so are you. You are the reason people can't agree. You are telling them 24/7 not to!
This is where I was last week. I had no cell coverage, no FB. (HT Sara Patterson Bright).
I want to go back.