Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sign of the Times (2)

Five-fifteen PM, Thursday afternoon, David Barton Gym in Chelsea, two empty weight benches = the de (re?) pression (cession?) isn't over.

4 comments:

Mim said...

More signs--almost weekly I get news of friends and family members losing their jobs and health insurance. When I see friends who still have jobs they tell me about their children who have been fired. Fired, let go, laid off, made redundant, and feeling somehow it's their fault, though they know better.

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Wendell Ricketts said...

Don't worry, Mark: Poor fags have always done without the gym. Chelsea queens can learn how, too.

Mark Doty said...

Wendell, there are guys at my gym who are bouncers, go go boys, porn actors, any number of fellows who aren't exactly flush. It's not a cheap gym but I think they make it a priority because of a sense of community or connection. And those guys probably haven't been losing their jobs as much as the middle class ones!