Naked Man in the shower: “Are you local?”
I open my eyes. A middle-aged, bald soapy guy is standing next to me.
“Yeah, yeah just around the corner,” I say.
“I’ve seen you in here a couple of times. Do you mostly go to the gym?”
“Yeah mostly…that’s where I spend all of my time. And you? Are you local?” I really want to ask if he makes a habit of talking to strangers in the shower, but I let it slide.
“No. I’m from Harbury. I cycle in and then swim.”
“I generally avoid the pool. That’s a good workout, cycling in Harbury, then swimming and cycling back.”
“It’s the cycle back that’s hard.”
I’m sure it is.