On a recent visit to the gym, I noticed that there was a lot of newcomers - must be that time of year. Whilst I was biking in energetic fashion, I was aware of a lot of girly chatter behind me. Lo and behold, upon closer inspection, a matching pair of twins were on adjacent treadmills. Both decked out in exactly the same fitness gear, both roughly the same size (extra large), with both exactly the same annoying, loud, whiny voice. Bizarre, though not totally unexpected.
I blocked out this incessant background noise and carried on with my workout. I finished on the exercise bike and was swopping over to the arm bike, when I became aware that there were two young men who had taken the earlier 'twins' spot on the treadmills, both going for it, vocally. F**k me, I thought, those women sure did lose weight fast - maybe I'm on the wrong programme. Oh no, it became clear that a new gruesome twosome had taken their place and were carrying on the fine tradition of sticking to each other like superglue, talking complete bollocks at the tops of their voices and glancing round nervously, but excitedly, hoovering the place for any attention they could find. Marvellous, like I said - thought it was only women that did that sort of thing - how wrong am I?