An Open Letter to my Fellow Gym Members who need Ear-Splitting Levels of Music to Work Out:
Isn’t it great that we belong to a 24 hour gym? One that lets us in to work out even when there is no one there to supervise? Yeah, I think it’s great too. Keeps costs down, and hey, we’re all adults, right? Meaning we are responsible users of the gym and won’t abuse the privilege of being able to be there at any time we want. Right?
So how come when I go in during unsupervised hours, often the gym’s sound system is cranked to brain-puddling levels? So loud, that I have to dial up my iPod to the max just to hear my workout music, AND I CAN STILL HEAR the gym’s sound system playing thrash-metal over top of it. I don’t think it’s particularly fair that I have to choose to between getting fit and keeping my hearing, do you?
Forget it. Don’t bother to answer. It was a rhetorical question, dumba**. There is no good reason/excuse to damage everyone’s hearing, including your own.
Speaking of iPods/MP3 players…why don’t you get one and crank it till your ears bleed. That’s right…YOUR EARS…and no one else’s.
So, the next time I go to the gym and I feel like my head is going to explode as soon as I walk in the door, I am heading straight to the sound system and pulling the plug. Please try to keep your ‘Roid Rage in check.
This has been a public service announcement for/by sane people everywhere.