One of the best ways to realize the passage of time is when you realize that suddenly, a huge building has popped up right next to your place of work or home, or on one of the roads you frequent.
One day, construction is still on, and the very next, the building is standing tall and proud, its shining facade gleaming in the sun and shimmering with bright lights at night.
That is when you realize that time has truly flown. You begin to forget what used to be in the place where this new building has dropped its roots.
Hmmm, but I am rambling a bit here. This post is neither about the passage of time nor about concrete jungles.
It is about a new hotel cum mall that has popped-up very close to our home. There’s nothing special about that, you may say. ‘Tis probably happening all around the world!
Courtesy – http://www.world-wallpaper.com
There is only one small issue that I have with this building. When I step out on my balcony or look out from my bedroom window, my eyes are level with the new hotel’s swanky gym.
I get up in the middle of the night for a drink of water, and there are people working out, on cross trainers and treadmills. I can see their silhouettes, burning hundreds of calories.
Then again, I wake up early sometimes, and look out, and there they are again, working out.
Who are these people, who are so motivated to work out late at night and early in the morning? They look like the people we read about in books, who have a busy life and are productive 24 × 7.
As I type this, I am walking towards my balcony to check. All treadmills are occupied! Wow.
I am glad for the bright light of day, because then I cannot see the inside of the gym, and what I can’t see doesn’t bother me, or make me feel guilty – especially the guilt that stems from all the sweets and savouries I have been wolfing down this Diwali season.
Come to think of it, this could be a great USP if our house were to be sold. House with a gym-view to inspire…round the clock!