A limerick a week #121

Out on the pull…

I had my gym induction as a new evergreen member of the Aberdeen Sports Village this week. ‘Evergreen’ is the polite word they use for their ‘old farts’ subscription rates.

Happily, I am at the younger end of the old-folks age spectrum and, despite being unfit and overweight, I enjoyed the induction. Nevertheless, in comparison to the slim and trim youth for whom their bodies are temples, I probably came across more as Angkor Wat than gym bunny. Still, that made me laugh even more at one young bloke, a wannabe Adonis, who was clearly out to impress a couple of the svelte young female gym members and missed his mouth completely when taking a swig from his water bottle. ‘Twas an epic fail.

After my induction I had to take an unhappy sounding car to be looked at. It had begun to misfire and a warning light had illuminated to tell me the electronic control unit had put the car in to ‘limp mode’. The dealership is about a mile and a half from home, so as I was in sports kit I thought I’d jog back after dropping-off the motor. That was when I had my own epic fail and tweaked a calf muscle halfway home. Just like the car I was reduced to limp mode.

Still, putting together the collective misfortunes of the wishful thinking young Adonis and me, it inspired this week’s ALAW…

A muscular youth at the gym
Thought the girls would all fancy him,
But despite his best hustle
All he pulled was a muscle.
Served him right for being out on a limb!


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😎 Former scientist, now graduated to a life of leisure; Family man (which may surprise the family - it certainly surprises him); Likes cycling and old-fashioned B&W film photography; Dislikes greasy-pole-climbing 'yes men'; Thinks Afterlife (previously known as Thea Gilmore) should be much better known than she is; Values decency over achievement.

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