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Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened at the Gym Today!

This may not be funny to everyone, but I thought it was not only funny, but a sad commentary of what is happening to our country. I was at small gym I belong to, which is part of a physical therapy practice. I was working out with three friends, as we do three time a week. At this time of day we usually are the only ones there.
An older gentleman came in and started working out on one of the machines. He didn’t acknowledge us and we didn’t acknowledge him, as he had always done before on those previous few occasions that we all interacted, or not. We really didn’t pay much attention to him and continued with our routine, while we chatted among ourselves. One of my friends made a comment about how he could never be nominated by Trump to sit on the Supreme Court because he had a positive attitude towards women and minorities. My friends and I share the same political views and often discuss what’s happening in the world while we are exercising, but we usually wait until we are alone, or with other like-minded people. Except for this time!
As my friend uttered his remark I noticed the elderly gentleman became visibly angry. Turning red, with a clearly obvious scowl, he immediately got up from his machine, grabbed his water bottle and stormed out of the room. I watched him from the window as he hurriedly walked to his car, got in and peeled out of the parking lot! The three of us looked at each other in sheer amazement. What has happened in our country!

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