We recently had a PRT at our command and there are only 3 or 4 elliptical trainers available for use at our gym. (Go ahead and laugh, I do like to use the thing. And I can test on it!) So of course, the Admiral got in on the first round, and then after that, it is was on a first-to-sign-up basis. I had the second round and as luck would have it, I got the trainer that the Admiral had used. And the man did not sweat one drop! It was his last PRT in uniform and I gave a: good job sir when he finished.
And later, when I was down chatting with the front-office ladies (rule of thumb: always be cordial to the staff, they can make or break you) I happened to let it slip that I took the Admiral’s elliptical after he was done. Of course, I had to exclaim in a voice louder than normal: And the Admiral did not sweat a drop!
The Admiral’s secretary flashed me the oh-no-you-didn’t-just-say-that look, so I turned around. And smiling mutely at me was the Admiral. Still not sweating. Great man, did not say a thing. (He apparently does not sweat the small stuff.) I, on the other had, made it rain. It took a good two towels to wipe down that trainer after I was done with ‘er. As for me and the Admiral, I gave him a perfunctory sir and went about my business. Which was anywhere than the front office.
You would think I woulda learned my lesson. . .