Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Almost kicked out of the YMCA
After our vacation my wife and I took the following day off to do yard work. Unfortunately it rained the whole day and we instead did things inside like cooking(me) and cleaning(Karen). We finished early and decided to go to the YMCA for a workout before picking the kids up. I went, as always, in my Vibram FiveFingers and almost got thrown out. The lady who worked there told me that I needed "sneakers" in order to use the gym. When I asked why she said that the laces were needed and real sneakers would prevent injury from dropping something on my foot. Both answers were bull since some people have velcro "laces" and also sneakers provide almost no protection above and beyond the FiveFingers. If you really want protection you would need steel toed shoes, but no one would use them. I asked to have the manager call me if it was a problem and no one has called yet. Wish me luck.