I haven't spoken to my mother all week! It's been a busy week, but still. Yesterday was a study day, since I'm being quizzed tomorrow about how much information I've retained during my first week of training, and it's been enough to make my head spin.
It's an entry level customer service type job, not a high-paying professional job, but one that gets a much different reaction from people than, say, retail clerk. I find that as interesting as the training. I'm training to be a bank teller. As long as I never reveal which of the many banks in this area I'm working for, or write anything malicious or reveal any confidential information about the company, I don't see any reason not to write about the experience.
In fact, at this point, I have nothing but admiration for this company. The marketing and attitude is spot-on, and there is no ambiguity about what they want from us. I appreciate that.
More about the training later, but on the subject of advertising and marketing....
We got an advertisement in the mail for LA Fitness. Look at these ads!
That's the front cover, and when it's opened, here's the rest:
Um, do you find this intimidating, or is it just me? I just know that someone there is going to be swimming laps in that little purple number, or spinning in those stylin' yellow arm gloves. They are offering a free trial week, but they would have to pay me for the humiliation of pulling on a pair of shorts in front of these people. Besides, I don't think I'm in their age demographic, and it's possible that this ad is targeting singles, as well.
Did LA Fitness mean to communicate that, I wonder? ARE they selling a meat-market to people who already look like they've been working out, or is this an advertising blunder?
It's Super Bowl Sunday, as we all know, and all I really want to do is watch the commercials. I hardly ever see commercials because I hardly ever watch TV, so I want to see what advertisers are paying big bucks to show! And since we will have a very full house and we have a very small TV, I might have to be pushy to see them. Or maybe I'll catch them on YouTube. It's very nice of people to visit us, when all we can offer is a TV that's not much bigger than our monitor. And food, but we're not as talented as Ratatouille, or anything. Oh, yeah, and there's gonna be some beer.
There will be fifteen, 15, fifteen people in this house this evening. It will be a record.