I Have a Personal Trainer... Because I Suck at Math...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
So I finally used the free personal training session that my gym offers with my membership. I liked my trainer immediately, and for some reason, being told what to do made strength training really bearable... almost fun....
So when she suggested follow up sessions, I didn't hide my wallet away as I had planned to do, especially when I heard that they offered half hour sessions. And if you buy a series of 10, you get a steep discount! How could I resist?
The man at the desk showed me the rate: $49 per session if you bought ten. I did the math quickly in my head... ten sessions at $49 per session... 149 dollars! I can afford that!
I pulled out my credit card and he brought me the receipt, and I immediately realized my error. Ten times forty-nine is most definitely NOT one hundred forty-nine.... definitely not.
But I couldn't let him see that I didn't even have the math skills of a first grader, so I signed the stupid receipt.
I had better really, really, REALLY like my personal trainer.