Originally Posted by wayne
Your absolutely right about people, their to wrapped up in their phones.
Fortunately at my gym, you cannot activate or call from your cell phone in the locker-rooms. Evidently, someone somewhere sometime took a picture he/she shouldn't have. There are signs all over the gym.
My take is simply "WTF?" The gym supplies free newspapers, the entire gym is full of clueless gossipers, the gun event mentioned hit the news, and the guys in my locker-room discussed the issue to death.
But here's the real issue for me. There is one parking lot right next to the door of the gym. By the time my wife and I get there, it's full.
Then there's a side walk and and a secondary parking area--that one is full by noon.
After that, there are some cement islands and huge lights like at a shopping mall and then a tertiary 3rd parking lot.
If you stray towards that back road you're probably in the range of even a gang-banger, if he's sober from whatever crap they inject.
What's worse is that there's an elementary school
across the street from the gym's north side street, perhaps +40 away.
I don't know what the answer is. Do I calmly approach a few bangers and politely
ask, "Don't any of you soup-coolers have a job or hungry children who are better served by the welfare checks I send you for food instead of parlaying it into this sloppy shooting and repetitive fire resulting in untold wasted cartridges?"
Being German and Polish, I can do a bit of "Sprechen Sie Deutsch," I can understand a little Spanish (two women who made my Subways were Mexican) and I can fake enough Sicilian to get some great angel-hair pasta.
I just can't speak 'negro,' and my tolerance for psycho-jive is wearing very thin.