I thought my old terrible gym that was being completely remodeled was reopened. I was so excited! Just in time for the new year! I can get back on my old schedule instead of this early bird stuff! I don’t have to fight for parking! So much less stress! Hurrah!
The only reason I thought it was open was because I drove by a couple times and the lights were on and it seemed to be open.
So in my mind, it must be open. I got ready in the morning, put on my gym clothes, grabbed my gym bag, and went to the gym.
When I got there, I was so surprised at how nobody was there yet and there was still so much construction. Rather than thinking, “Oh… maybe it’s not open…” I thought, “Gee! I’m so lucky nobody’s realized it’s opened yet! I’ll get to have it all to myself!”
And when I saw the construction crews still working, I didn’t think “Oh, look, still under construction… maybe not open…” I thought, “Gee, I wonder how that will affect the people clearly working out inside!”
So I walked in and tried to hand my membership card to the lady at the desk. Then and only then did I realize it wasn’t open.
And that’s because she said, “Oh, we’re not open yet.”
I looked around. It was empty. It looks pretty and will be nice when it finally does reopen. So I just said, “Oh… right. That makes sense I guess.”
I could have called. I could have gone online. I could have used my handy dandy app to figure out if it’s ready. There are so many things I could have done to double-check.
Instead I just showed up in all my gear and looked like a doofus.
Oh, well. I guess I’ll call ahead next time to find out when they’re officially reopening.
And even then, I might wait another week just to be safe.