Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It cracks me up that any time my (women-only) gym has any kind of celebration or "pot", they always fill the table up front full of CRAP. They put out all kinds of pop, fake juice, cookies, candy & chips. There is never a single healthy thing on the table. And now they have a sign up in the club saying they will offer a bouquet of chocolate flowers to anyone who recommends a new member.
And every time, I wonder - am I the only one who sees the irony in this? Or are they secretly just trying to ensure that their clientele has to keep coming back?


Blogger Starman said...

I think your supposition on their thinking is probably correct.

January 27, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Doc said...

Is it one bouquet per recommendation? Or do they have to join? Or is it only one bouquet period? If it's the first, Dude, I've got a whole list of names! And I'd be willing to share the chocolate :°)

January 27, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger MISS YURI said...

There used to be a café inside my parents' gym and it was located between the locker rooms and the exercise machines and it would always smell like bacon. and ham. and they had a case full of meaty sandwiches and wimpy salads straining under mountains of cold cuts. It was incredibly evil and I know they did it on purpose.

January 28, 2010 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Mallory said...

Hahaha I love it! You'd never see that at a gym here!

Although junk food given at a gym would be a good way to convince me to go!

January 28, 2010 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger Animesh said...

I vote for the latter :).

January 28, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are people also smoking while pedaling on the exercise bikes? Shots of wheat grass infused vodka? I might consider joining a gym if these were perks.

January 30, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger The Duchess said...

Oh my, is that a Butterfinger wrapper I see there?

Half of my tennis team stand around smoking during matches, and when I arrived for my 10k last month, they handed me a bottle of wine at registration!

I kind of like the way the French don't tend to get too fanatical about fitness. Makes a change from California!

February 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

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