Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Lost Art of Conversation Is Found Again

Two mothers at the gym, exercising and talking loudly (one to my right and the other to my left):

Woman 1: "I didn't see Cody in the playpen"
Woman 2: "No, he's there"
Woman 1: "Oh is he? I wasn't looking"


neha vish said...

Are you trying to tell us that you go to the gym? Hemph?

Salil said...

Playpens at the gym? That's a new one.

Falstaff said...

That, my friend, is why one invests in an iPod and noise cancelling headphones.

km said...

Falstaff, it's a choice I had to make: my hearing or inane gym chatter. I chose the latter.

Salil, A gym I used to attend years ago even offered MS-Office classes to senior citizens! The one facilty I have yet to see in a gym is a bar. Then our lives will be complete.

Tsk tsk, Disbelieving Neha!

Tabula Rasa said...

watchoo doing in between the mothas, den?

alex said...

True! people say things without meaning any of it!

Salil said...

Head by Singapore and the Planet Fitness downtown in Suntec City.

We've got a bar - although admittedly a juice bar (with various pastas/noodles and such on offer). Never eaten there (or drunk there - there's a great wine store a minute away :-)

[Oh, and if you think this sort of talk is bad - imagine the same at my end, but in the local's Chinese-Malay-English slang hybrid now dubbed "Singlish".]

km said...

Alex, you betcha.

Salil, shouldn't that be SingRish? :)