You Get A Lifetime Warranty With That
I have a gym membership, and I predominantly use it to workout with a personal trainer. I told my trainer recently that I would like to increase my gym time to daily (on those days when I am not with him) and how beneficial it would be to have him record what I was suppose to do at each machine including it's number, name, the weight and position pegs, and the position of my body. I've used these machines over time and should know them, but after studying Pilates for a while, you learn that every body part should be positioned properly before beginning the movement. My plan is to make up a ringed notebook to carry along with me, so I can be doing the workout correctly. There must be more than eighty machines at that gym, and it's a lot to hold in your head. This week I will take the recorder to the gym, work on some of the machines during my regular training session and build the information as I go.
With that plan in mind, I went with a friend to Best Buy on Friday night, and I quickly found a small Sony recorder that will more than meet my needs. Waiting in the checkout lane, the cashier said, "Would you like to buy the warranty for this item? It covers nine years for only $9.99." My friend said, "No thanks, she won't be needing it." "Are you sure?," the cashier asked. "Absolutely," said my friend. "She's only getting it for her suicide note."
We were still laughing about this when we went into the Container Store to buy a full roll of bubble wrap. The cashier asked us what we were talking about, we told the Best Buy story, he laughed, paused, then queried ....Now should I ask what you are going to do with all of this bubble wrap?"