I’ve only been to the gym 4 times this week, and the fact that I just joined and I hear a story like this, kind of freaks me out.
I arrived at the gym by 5am this morning and I saw the News 12 van there and wondered what was going on? I’ve noticed that when I get to the gym the lights in the parking lot are on which is good, I feel a bit safe walking through the parking lot. Unfortunately I have to park a bit farther because I drive a truck and I don’t want to worry about hitting anyone’s car or anyone for that matter, so it’s better if I have that leeway. I workout, and everything is great until I have to go back to my truck. The parking lot is dark and kind of scary, especially for me. I do carry ma$e (see what I did there? lol) with me, but that can only do so much. I’m a short, petite girl. Thankfully, I get to my car safe but the idea of darkness does freak me out. So much that I do think about it even before I leave for the gym. I always hope and pray that I’ll be safe. Call me a paranoid mom, I guess.
So back to the news. I come back home and turn on the TV to see if there will be anything about why that news truck was there, and alas, there was something. Basically, cars at the gym have been broken into. And there are no cameras in the parking lot, which is beyond me. I know for a fact that they have cameras at Target’s parking lot. It’s crazy to me that the gym doesn’t have cameras in this gym parking lot, not to mention the lights going off by 6am. I wanted to ask the gym about it but I never got a chance to yet. Hopefully this news story will get them to do something about it. After all, the gym has money to do this, they collect SO much, and they’re a HUGE corporation.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that this world is unfortunately an untrusting place, where while you should feel like you can help complete strangers, you can never be too sure. I’d really like your thoughts on this. Am I being too cynical? There has just been some crazy things going on in our world today, and as a mom especially, I feel like I have to be this way.
Don’t get me started on my joining the gym story… I’ll share that another time.