There should be balance in life - a purpose for exercising - unlimited donuts.
A few years ago when I was supposed to be walking for exercise, I happened to run into a buddy of mine who convinced me to come with him to the nearby coffee shop where we each ordered a cup of coffee and some donuts. As we talked and sipped at our coffee, I had a full view of the street through the shop's window. I noticed that a really buff, fitness-guru type was jogging along the sidewalk. With real macho styling, he'd removed his shirt to show off his chiseled abs.
As that Mister Macho jogged along I realized he was staring across the street at this chick jogging in the other direction, probably to to see if she was gazing in adoration at his Adonis body. Then, 'whang,' he hit one of those diagonal cables that brace telephone poles! The impact literally suspended him in mid stride. Instinctively he wrapped his arms around the cable but his momentum caused him to do a spin and a half around the cable as he clutched it close.
I guess the sun was reflecting off of the shop's windows, because he didn't spot any of us sitting inside as he jumped back and whipped his head left and right, checking to see if anybody had seen his collision with the cable.
I hadn't noticed my slightly out of shape friend sitting with me was also watching until he growled, "I hope that pulled out his chest hair."
We both guffawed as did a half a dozen other patrons. Then we went back to drinking our coffee and eating the donuts, having known all along that jogging can be dangerous.
Originally published below an ad for a brand new coffee shop, in Big Rapids Biz Journal