So I’m at the gym this morning, like every other morning, except today is slightly different. Normally, I have my ear buds in, and my tunes rocking mainly to keep me from hearing the inane conversations. This morning, my iPOD Nano’s battery died just as I turned it on, the little light was red yesterday and I forgot to charge it overnight, figure I could get one more day out of it. So to keep people from talking to me I kept my ear buds in. I go to the gym in the morning and generally I see the same people there every morning. There is one group of guys, two that are in their late 40s/early 50s and one in his late 60s that are on the same schedule was me.
These guys are classic, one of them looks like a late 70s/early 80s porn star, the curly bushy hair, the thick moustache, a “muscle” gut (you know these guys, they have a pot belly, but it is hard as a rock), the works. His gym attire is straight 80s, jean shorts, Hard Rock Café T’s, high top Air Jordan’s. The other dude is the cheesy porn star dude, golden tan, golden chain, slicked back hair, shirts that are ripped at the color to show off the chest hair. The old man reminds me of The Old Man on Pawn Stars. So every morning when I can’t hear the actual dialogue between these three, thinking they are talking about three things, beer, titties, and beer.
I figured now that I could hear their conversations since my Nano was off (but they didn’t know it) the discussions they had would be about sports, politics, things around town (classic porn guy is in construction I think, and cheesy porn guy is a real estate broker I think), etc and how they look has no correlations to how they talk. Let’s see I heard 15 references to beer, 20 to girls, 10 to titties….so consider that book cover judged correctly.