“How far from home are you, so I’ll know when to start dinner?”
If the hubby is doing his bike run, it’s only reasonable to ask when he’ll be home. This appeared in the Post fifteen years ago this month. We did a “Meet the Cartoonist” feature on this cartoonist, Roy Delgado.
“He can’t talk now. He’s using his exercise equipment.”
There are, of course, numerous ways to use exercise equipment.
“We don’t need much … just enough strength to open the packaging that stuff comes in today.”
Now if gyms could add a “Packaging Opening Strength Training” program, membership numbers would soar.
“I’m sorry, I thought I wanted a double cheeseburger with fries, but I’ve just been informed I really feel like a garden salad.”
If you don’t have a personal trainer, often a spouse will do.
Of course, some personal trainers are tougher than others.
“I’m going to order a broiled, skinless chicken breast, but I want you to bring me lasagna and garlic bread by mistake.”
If you don’t have a trainer or a spouse, good ol’ self-deception is one technique. However, I find this not only keeps the weight on, but confuses the waiter. This is from Randy Glasbergen, another great artist from our “Meet the Cartoonist” web feature.
“The doctor said I should get interested in an exercise program!”
This interpretation of the doctor’s advice does not work, either.
“Ten pounds isn’t bad. On my last diet I put on 12.”
Alas, how my diets end up. At least we have our cartoonist buddies around to understand.