Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the gym

I went to the gym today. Yay, me. Had a brief celebrity sighting, but that's neither here nor there.
There was a guy shaving his entire head when I went to take a shower. When I was done and shaved, too, he put cream all over his head. And he sang Christmas songs in a never ending medley. Well, never ending is exaggerated, since he paused to interject with advice and commentary on life in general. During this I learned that he made $70 singing carols the other day. But he wouldn't divulge where when I asked if I might sing there, too. Also, he implied I didn't have the voice for it. (For what it's worth, he had the showmanship, obviously, but his pitch didn't stay true throughout. Just saying.) Then he pointed out he'd probably make $200 on Christmas.
This was around 1pm. At 5:15pm, when we were there for Madgie's swim class, he was still at the gym.
So, if you're looking for a career choice, you might want to follow this guy around and learn. Among his many gems of wisdom was the observation that singing for money is better than going to jail. Then he said he didn't have the body for jail. Internally, I differed (otherwise how could he be working out for 4 hours), but I didn't think I had the time to actually engage him in a debate on this matter.
Plus, I had to make sure the celebrity was who I think it was.


Julie said...

Who was it?

Karenn said...

Come on, Philipp, dish!

You should have challenged the guy to a carol sing off and let the Y patrons vote with applause. My money is on you!