I've been going to the Pentagon Athletic Center (PAC) gym almost every weekday for the past year and a half. It would be interesting if I had the data to plot a histogram of topics I've overheard in the men's locker room showers. If I were playing Family Feud and had to guess what the top topics were, then my guesses would be:
1. How far did you run today?
2. Where did you run today?
3. How hot or cold was it outside today?
4. What muscle group did you work on today?
5. Military career milestones - are you screened for command / when are you going to command?
6. Orders - as in, when are you going to Permanent Change of Station (PCS)? Where are you PCSing to?
I suspect that would cover about 80 to 90% of the conversations I hear in the gym and in the locker room. Once in a while, you'll hear two friends talking about their kids or families.
This week I heard an outlier for the histogram...
Two guys in the shower were talking about the musical Annie.
Then one of them spontaneously burst out singing one of the songs from Annie.
In the shower.
In the men's locker room.
In the Pentagon.
Surrounded by a bunch of other naked men.
Felt like I had stepped into another dimension. Is the TARDIS around the corner?
What's the craziest thing you've overheard in the locker room?