I was told an incredible story today about generosity abused at my gym.
It appears that one of the owners of my gym had extended a courtesy to a member when it came to paying fees. Each month this member was asked about paying her balance for the year. A balance that was under $50. Nearly a year passed, and as the member purchased a brand new car, and went on vacation, the membership fees went unpaid.
When the final confrontation took place this morning, at a time I was not present, the member responded with some of the best one liners a moocher would be proud of.
“I could not help that I bought a new car this year. I could not help that I took a vacation this year!” and “I don’t need to be telling you my business, I made a deal with (name omitted), and I am going to pay when I can.”
Yes, the member was kicked out. Pay your membership fees! The owner of a local gym- not affiliated with a national chain- could not help it if he or she needs to collect fees to keep the gym open.