A Christmas Condom Story
This is a tale where you get to provide any of several back stories and explanations. Sort of a choose you own adventure, except it does not (most likely) include you.
I work out casually at the local YMCA four days a week. I was there Monday at 7am and again today. They were, of course, closed yesterday, as it was Christmas day. I always park in pretty much the same spot.
This morning, as I left my car, I could not help but notice an unwrapped condom sitting on the damp paving of the parking lot. I am sure it was not there Monday morning. Questions began to fill my head.
The YMCA closed at 3pm or so Christmas Eve, and was closed Tuesday, so the event that concluded with a discarded condom took place between late Monday afternoon and this early Wednesday morning.
The YMCA sits in the middle of a large business park area, full of offices and small businesses, with the Seattle Times main building, a couple of residence motels, and so on. If you wanted to park with privacy, there are dozens of options, particularly in this time frame, when most of the businesses are closed.
The YMCA parking lot has lots of lighting, much more than I would think desired for the presumed activity. By driving around, you could easily find a place that was totally dark or had only as much illumination as desired. The YMCA seemed like an odd choice.
So, what happened? One friend pointed out that just because the condom was not in a wrapper does not mean it was used, which raises further plot possibilities.
Perhaps a young couple were celebrating their first large successful family gathering, and were so carried away with glee that could not wait to get to their home? Or a couple were staying with parents for the holidays and wanted to find privacy somewhere? Except the YMCA lot is not very private…
Or… what do you think?
I thought it was hilarious, although the YMCA staff I reported it to did not seem amused. The evidence had been disposed of by the time I left for home.
Your opportunity to fill in the blanks. As it were…
Next way will bring the same schedule. The YMCA will close Monday afternoon and be closed Tuesday, New Year’s Day. Will there be a repeat? Stay tuned!
Copyright 2018 David Preston