Posted By Kathleen David on October 11, 2013
OK it is Friday. This weekend is devoted to NYCC but I need to get a couple of things off my chest before I dive into the crowd. I have already had my coffee so this is not a RTBTCKI but it is in the same randomness that you find there.
I have a really good YMCA near me that is our gym. They keep it clean and they have up graded the equipment just about every year. Caroline likes it because they have a pool and an indoor track that she loves to run. She can’t use the weight room until she is 13 but she finds things to do.
And most of the people at the gym are respectful and friendly however there are a couple of denizens that need to meet the clue by four.
Dear older patron, yea! You love the new elliptical machines. So much so that you love using them for hours (not kidding on this one). Guess what dude, the rest of us would like a crack as them as well. Which is way there is a half hour limit on them. And trying to pretend that you only did half an hour on the machine and didn’t see anyone waiting so you just kept going to a lame excuse on the best of days. Step off and leave for a bit. If the machine is still not being used, then get back on. No love the person who had to wait 10 minutes for a machine to use. PS: The attendants know you are a problem and are keeping an eye and a stopwatch on you.
Dear young pup, I am sorry that you and your girl friend are having a falling out. But dude, stopping your set to text and the sit there and text some more is not cool. Finish your set and give up the machine. Yelling at your buddy about how much of a c-word your girlfriend is being is a good way to get your ášš kicked to the curb.
Dear young pup’s friend, the old lady that you were looking daggers at because she was using the machine you wanted to use is 92 years old. She got there before you did. She set up the machine the way she needed it and she did 3 sets of 10 like you do but much more efficiently than you. We both heard what you said and think that you really do need to learn some manners. She followed the rules and you get all pissy when someone breaks your pattern by using a machine you are not using since you have 5 of the things set up for some reason that surpasses our understanding. No love the younger women in this picture.
I did get through what I needed to do but it was not easy today.
Dear SUV, well you got a whole car length in front of me and then slowed down to 5 miles below the speed limit. What was the purpose in that? The road behind me was perfectly clear. And I would not have missed the stop light cycle except you were going 5 miles below the speed limit.
Dear Mustang, guess what…you were in the lane that vanishes not me. I was going the speed limit and had the right of way. If you had crashed into me, I was in the correct lane and you failed to yield. Honking your horn may have made you feel better but it also got the attention of the cop that followed us for a bit. Hope that ticket in your near future had lots of point attached to it.
I can already see what is going on at NYCC from my friends FB and tweets. Oh good grief, MOVE. Find a wall or a corner to sort things out. The middle of a very crowded path is not the best place to stop and consult your program books or take a picture of a cool costume.
I also know that I will not get to any of the cool programming this weekend. I will be in artist alley or on the exhibitor’s floor or at the anime convention. There are things I want to see but not standing around for hours for a one hour panel. Which is a shame since there were interesting things to see. I will also miss out at seeing some friends of the family because I can’t get back to see them because I don’t have one of those badges. Oh well.
I am grateful for people who don’t act like jerks.