Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Ass Hat

Will and I are both sick today... coughing, runny nose, the works. It's hard enough to take care of a baby when you don't feel well, but when you both don't feel well, it's awful.

We've had lots of books, naps and snuggle time today, but we had to venture out of the house to run one errand: I had to cancel my gym membership.

I hate the gym. I'm just not a gym person, so while the gym should be a great motivator to get in shape, it's just something I resent. I decided about three weeks into our new membership that I'd much rather walk the dog, or take a yoga class, or go for a run. The gym just had to go. I was done with it.

But today is the last day of January, and if I didn't cancel today, I'd have the stupid gym membership for another whole month. So off we we went... me with my glasses and hacking cough, and Will with his snot faucet of a nose. We were quite a pair.

When I reached the customer service desk and told them I wanted to quit, the overly perky gym guy says, "Oh no! Why?"

To which I replied, "It's just not a good fit for me."

He sort of looks me over, in my sweat pants and mussed up hair with a sick toddler on my hip, and says "Well maybe if you kept your membership you would start feeling better."

Seriously, buddy? Just cancel my damn membership and stop being such an ass hat.

So Will and I went home and took a nap. Way better than some stupid gym anyway.


  1. Ha! They tried that at my Y too! When I went in to cancel my membership, the guy was all "Oh, we aren't taking cancelations today!" and I was all "Oh right, you only take them between 9:46pm and 9:52pm on Monday evenings in September during leap years. Can you make an exception just this once for a lady whose kid hates your daycare?" and just like that, membership cancelled. :)

    That is totally part of their training. A jack ass part.

  2. Who needs the gym when all you need is a good pair of running shoes and fresh air! I don't blame you one bit, haven't had a gym membership for over 2 years and don't miss it at all. And screw the guy behind the counter, he's probably going to have a heart attack in 5 years because he drinks nasty creatine shakes while lifting 10x more then he really should!!

  3. (ps, that last comment was from caroline, google apparently doesn't like me today :) )

  4. This made me laugh! What steel balls that guy had to say that to a sick mom and her sick toddler. Wow.

  5. Holy shit that was ballsy of the 12 year old working at the gym!


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