Friday, April 20, 2012

BYOC and No Gym For Me

I'll start with why Gold's Gym (and yes, I'm using the name in full so if someone googles it, they'll find my thoughts about them) is never getting any of my business.  This was the gym I was checking out and had decided to join.  I go in yesterday and the guy I had been talking to wasn't there so I just said, "well, give me whoever will sign me up."  So Zack comes up and he's an ass from the get go.  We go over to the computer, and he asks if John went over everything with me.  I said yes and he asked which plan we decided on and I said the one for $19.95.  He said, "OK.  I just need your driver's license and the card you want it billed to each month and we'll get you set up."  Great.. I hand him my stuff and as he's getting the computer geared up, I decide I better make sure we're all on the same page, so I say, "So no contract, no enrollment fee..."  He says yes.  And I say, "And it includes all the classes.." and he says (get ready for it) "Yep...well, except for the extreme classes."  I say, "Hold on.  What do you mean?"  He says, "Extreme kettle bells, Gladiator, bootcamps...those are an extra $20 a month."  I gesture him to give me back my license and card and say "That's not what I was told."  And he's just staring at me, saying nothing.  Thank God my oldest daughter was with me or they may have had to call the police.  I was livid!!!  I say, "Not happening.  We're leaving."  All he said?  "Goodbye."  That's apology for a "miscommunication," no "hold on...let's work something out."  NOTHING.  Just "Goodbye."  As I walked away, Maddie asked "Why aren't we signing up?" and I said (loud enough for him to hear) "Because, baby, we don't do business with liars."  Don't worry...I'm almost done with my rant.  Here's the thing...everyone knows the $9.95 deal is a teaser and you expect to get the bait and switch.  But to get the bait and switch and switch again is just too shady!  So pissed!  So now I'm gymless and kind of turned off of the whole thing altogether.  Ugh.  This did NOT help my motivation.  Moving on to BYOC...Courtesy of Draz, button to the right.

1. Do you have any siblings? What is your relationship with them? Good, bad, ugly?

I have an older brother and sister.  My brother and I do not get along, at all.  I blame his wife but that can only go so far.  He lives 30 minutes away and I see him 3 times a year.  My sister lives 2000 miles away and I see her twice a year.  You do the math.  I'm very close to her and talk to her at least once or twice a week.  And now I play "Words with Friends" with her on my new phone which I'm absolutely in love with.  

2. Let’s talk pizza. Do you prefer homemade or restaurant? What toppings are your fave?

This may sound weird but I don't think I've EVER had homemade pizza.  Not made from scratch, homemade.  I've had frozen or like the prepared crust with pizza making fixins.  I prefer restaurant.  There's a couple really good places around me now (just opened in the last year) that I love, love, love even more than my new phone (I'm going to see if I can work it into every question...let's see).

3. When is the last time you cried – in sadness and in joy?

I don't cry in joy although I almost did when I bought my new phone (aha!  I did it again!)  I didn't cry when I had my daughters (at least not in joy) or my wedding or anything like that.  It's just not how I express that I'm happy.

In sadness - my grandmother's funeral last month.  I cried a lot.  

4. Do you own a gun – one that is specifically yours? Do you know how to use it?

Do I personally own a gun?  No.  Hubby does...a couple I think.  I don't know where they are...I don't want to know where they are.  I want to try shooting and see if I like it and I like the idea of being able to defend myself and my daughters in my home if I have to.  It'd be nice to be empowered with something other than my new phone to dial 911 (hehe) and actually be able to keep someone from hurting us.  

5. Repeat question. Summarize your week!

Real life - So incredibly busy (see last post).  I had the conference at work, the emergency at work, doctor's appointment for me, last minute doc appointment for daughter, gym fiasco...and (you guessed it)...I bought my NEW PHONE!

Blogland - Awesome as always.  Some newbies are getting extremely frustrated with Bandster Hell and I encourage them to stay the course, not be too hard on themselves and remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint.

This weekend is rather hohum.  I'm cleaning my house tomorrow morning and then we have a bbq/fight night with Hubby's boss that afternoon/evening.  Sunday should be a day of rest.  I sure hope so.  I need some good, happy family time.  My girls have been acting up and I think it may be a result of how busy this past week has been.  I have a blogpost coming next week about my thoughts on the banded timeline.  This post is already ridiculously long so I don't want to do it today.  I'm sure you're all on the edge of your seats.

OK...Friday Funny...


jennxaz said...

oh that just plain sucks about the gym...I would have done the same thing...what a rip off. But I am bumbed for you I know you were looking forward to taking some classes...good luck finding a new one. My gym up here in anthem is free (its really in our HOA fees)but my favorite gym of all time is lifetime fitness I had some of the best classes there and the my kid loved the waterslides. I used to take a spin class in the morning and evening and a two hour spin class on holidays--LOVED it!

JRD said...

Aw, I am SO sorry some shady ass jerk face screwed up your gym plans. I don't blame you at all for walking out - I would have too. Sending you love this weekend!