ORLANDO, Fla. (Heewack News Network) -- A routine workout for two guys at a hotel fitness center was ruined when a third guy refused to change the lone TV set to "SportsCenter," insisting that they leave on "The Tyra Banks Show."
Chris Adenoid, 32, of Freehold, N.J., and Mark Limberger, 29, of Arlington, Texas, arrived at the Hacienda Hotel Fitness Center at noon, hoping to get in a good workout while attending the annual National Hospital Collections Agents Conference. When they entered the fitness center, they noticed a third man, Paul Nutcracker, 41, of Augusta, Ga., who was already working out.
After exchanging the usual manly greetings, Adenoid noticed that the fitness center's TV set was tuned to the Tyra Banks Show. Chuckling, Adenoid assumed a fake "biker guy" voice and said, "Hey do ya mind if I put on 'SportsCenter?'"
To the surprise of both Adenoid and Limberger, Nutcracker refused. "I'm watching that," Nutcracker replied, and resumed his workout.
Adenoid said his first thought was, "What the hell? Do I have to sit through an entire hour of a 'chick show?'"
The answer was yes. "Fitness center rules clearly imply that the first person in the gym controls the TV," Nutcracker told HNN later. "It's not my fault I arrived five minutes before they did."
Adenoid and Limberger suffered through an entire episode of "Tyra," which included a feature on a woman whose self-esteem was shattered by a dramatic weight gain following a diagnosis of Crohn's Disease; and a segment on three women who took the Dove Ultimate Clear 5-Day Challenge, including one woman who didn't want to be embarrassed when she hugged her husband-to-be at their upcoming wedding.
"It was so unfair," Limberger said. "I was all set to see the highlights of the Rangers-Tigers game, and instead I have to watch something about 'The Amazing Banana Diet.'"
Informed that the Rangers lost, Limberger moaned and said, "a bad day just got worse."