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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Towels!

If you go to a gym, generally they supply you with a towel. The main reason for this is sanitation. Sweat is not sanitary, so you are suppose to wipe down the equipment before and after use. In addition they will usually supply a spray bottle of sanitizing solution for you to kill all of the cooties transmitted by other.

Anyway, I roll into my gym the other day, and they present me with a survey. The survey wines and complains about the insane cost of towels. They claim it costs them $50,000 a year to maintain the towel service. So they present us, the customer, with a choice. We can either pay an additional $20 a year to keep the towel service, or we can drop the service.

What irritates me, is if we drop the service our membership fees do not change. They are not passing the savings on to the customer. No matter what we choose, the customer is losing. Either we lose more money, or we lose a service. This is a blatant grab for more cash. Since they are the only gym in town, my options are either to bow to their greedy action, or abandon gym workouts all together.

In conclusion, they suck.

5 Comments:

Blogger Kansas said...

Of course they suck. It's a gym. I have a discount and still pay way too much--however we do have towels. Isn't it about time for Dog Days anyway?

5/31/2006 12:03 PM  
Blogger mattjustmull said...

Aye, Dog Days should start on the 6th. Unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful in consistently making it to Dog Days since marriage. Maybe this year will be different.

5/31/2006 5:16 PM  
Anonymous ErinFaye said...

maybe you can bring your own towel?

6/01/2006 10:16 PM  
Blogger mattjustmull said...

Yes, I'll probably bring my own towel. It is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker (or gym rat) can have.

If I didn't bring my own, what would I do if a Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal came to work out?

6/02/2006 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Earl42 said...

You could always offer him a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster!

6/02/2006 11:09 AM  

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