Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Job Security

Today the YMCA was installing new treadmills, because the old ones kept breaking down.  So there have been signs up all over the place warning that the Health and Wellness Center, where the treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, and resistance machines are, would be shut down from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.  The track above the HAWC would be open, as would the free weight area.

I went in this afternoon to use the free weights.  The only stairway open from the locker rooms downstairs up to the HAWC opens into the free weight area, through which you walk to get to the HAWC.  In the opening to the HAWC, there was a big wipe board, upon which was written in red letters at least 8" tall, "AREA CLOSED.  WILL REOPEN AT 5 PM".  The board was in the middle of the opening such that you had to turn sideways in order to squeeze by.

In other words, you can't miss it.

I come upstairs into the free weight area just in time to see a guy squeeze by the big wipe board with "AREA CLOSED" written on it.  And then I heard him ask one of the YMCA employees, "Is this area closed?"

Guys like this are why there will always be work for guys like me, because I'm sure all sorts of less-than-holy thoughts were running through the workers' minds.

People.  You gotta love 'em.

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