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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Is this heaven? No, it's the gym
I worked late today and decided I did not have time for the gym. I would be too late for Zumba class which began at 5:45 p.m.
However! Somehow I took the exit automatically and my car homed toward the gym. And I soon saw why.
Everything was charmed!
First, I scored this great parking space that miraculously opened. Second, this handsome gentleman waited something like a minute and a half to hold the door for me. Why, thank you, kind sir! He smiled at me as if to say, Welcome to L.A. Fitness!
As I walked in the sound system was just kicking in with the title theme to "Flashdance."
I am sorry, if they cannot play Leonard Pennario that is the next best thing. It cracked me up.
Next what happened was, I was walking toward the locker room and there were these tables set up promoting some concern or other, I do not know what, but they had this big boxer that wore a sign saying "Pet Me." This was the dog boxer...
... not the other kind.
This being a gym I must make that clear!
I could not believe my luck. I had assumed the boxer would be a blind person's dog, one that you could not pet. So I hugged the boxer dog and petted him as he looked up at me with his sweet serious eyes.
No one was in the locker room. I dressed in comfort in my Zumba clothes. I was a half hour late for the class but what the heck, there was still a half hour to go. Zumba was fun. I looked skinnier than I had looked last week. As class was ending and I was leaving I thought the teacher called over to me, "You sneaked in when I wasn't looking!" But I do not know this teacher. I thought: She could not be talking to me.
I did some weights and then I went to the locker room to get my stuff. And the teacher appeared! She said, again: "You sneaked in!" Then she said: "I was so happy to see you! I always love when you come to my class."
I stood there in my conspicuous neon Zumba clothes, smiling, delighted.
What a wonderful hour at the gym!
No wonder my car led me there!
When I left I hoped to pet the boxer again but he was gone. I wondered for a second if I had dreamed him.