OMG, this is so my situation right now.
Over here, KBR runs the DFACs (Dining Facilities). Nope, we can’t call them Chow Hall’s anymore. But we do anyway.
Well, the DFACs have quite a spread. So good, in fact, that a significant portion of the folks over here actually gain weight. Nothing like having an all-you-can-eat buffet for every meal of the day.
Quite a departure from 10+ years ago, where we’d deploy folks that were in danger of getting drummed out for weight issues. Deploy them for 120 days and they’d come back 10-15 (or more) pounds lighter.
So what does that have to do with Frazz’s dilemma?
I have a co-worker here who talks every day, every meal about how he needs to lose weight. Every meal he pushes back from the table and says that he’s headed to the desert bar because he can’t help himself.
And he’ll talk to every new person we meet about how he needs to lose the weight and control his eating.
So he got a used bike. Cheap. Like ten dollars cheap. But you don’t want (or need) anything more than that. He got it from someone who was heading home. Certainly not a bike that I’d race or train with, but certainly something that would do a good job of getting around and maybe cranking a few laps around the lakes.
You know, something that would help burn off some of that dessert.
First ride, he comes back and says that it’s unusable. Why? Because the back wheel wobbles.
I offered to go after it with a can of WD-40 and a wrench to true the wheel. Nope, that’s too much trouble. Easier to complain about it
So I do feel Frazz’s pain.