I’ll admit it, I’m a talker. Give me the time of day and I’ll talk your ear off about anything under the sun. However, at the same time, I have a hard and fast rule about not invading anyone’s personal audio space, unless invited. Generally, I follow this rule to the letter. However, I have been known to break it from time to time. This rule is in place to keep me from barging in on someone’s thought process. Being a novice blog writer, I would hate to think I interrupted somebody’s inspiration for the “Novel of the Century”, with a comment like, “Hot enough for ya?”
That reminds me of something that happened the other day at the community center where I workout. It has a steam room, jacuzzi, lazy river, and a pool. There’s also a water slide if I ever feel the need to have my bathing suit disappear into my nether regions. After catching a “Casino Cold” from my recent trip to Las Vegas (where the temperature went from 65 in the casinos to a high of 107 outside), all I wanted to do was get into the steam room. Where hopefully, the cold would be broiled out of my system. However, best-laid plans and all that.
People do lots of weird stuff in the steam room. Sometimes they exercise in there, which is really inconsiderate to us folks who just want to relax. Last Friday, a guy was in there and he was stretching out his back, or so I thought. Not wanting to be a “Space Invader”, I didn’t say anything to him. The next guy who came in noticed the hunched over gentleman was shaking a little. He asked if he was okay and got no response. We hauled him out of there, and after he recovered, he said he had completely blacked out. If the other guy hadn’t come in and said something, I might have left that poor man in there after my five minutes were up. What this taught me was something we have heard since 9/11. If you see something, say something! Don’t be afraid to be a “Space Invader”. Somebody’s health might just depend on it,
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