Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Oh, the irony August 30, 2013

Fitness and smoking

ON A RECENT STOP for a treat at the Dairy Queen in downtown Hutchinson, I noticed this impressive new Cornerstone Commons retail and professional office center. Beautiful building.

But I was struck by the irony of two businesses located here, SMOKES4LESS and Snap Fitness. Say again. Yes, polar opposites housed in the same complex at 114 Main Street North.

Then there’s that Dairy Queen directly across the street. I suppose if you work out first, you needn’t feel all that guilty about indulging in a Blizzard afterward. Or if you indulge in a Blizzard before working out at Snap Fitness, you needn’t feel guilty either.

But if you’re like me and you’re passing through town and you get out of your vehicle, consume a Blizzard and then hop back in your vehicle, then the guilt factor may kick in.

Hey, but at least I don’t smoke or chew.

Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

 

14 Responses to “Oh, the irony”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    Interesting co habitants, I agree!!! A blizzard sounds delightful right now—-not a real blizzard of course–those will be coming soon enough. Ugh.

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Oh, yes, anything to cool us down here in the Midwest. Shhhhh, I don’t want to hear about the other type of blizzard.

  2. treadlemusic Says:

    Yes, we have managed to appear to have balanced all of life’s vices!!

  3. I love finding things like this. This is a good one.

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Yes, I wish now that I’d walked across the busy street and snapped a photo from further away. But we were in a hurry (curse of the photographer) and I didn’t want to get killed crossing the roadway.

  4. Yes, oh the irony! I have been a member of 2 gyms in the past – one was on the other side of the wall from the deli of a grocery store (hello! broasted chicken) and the other gym was next to a Subway and Dominos. It is hard to work out when you smell food! Happy Weekend:)


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