I e-mailed this to a friend and realized that I might as well share with people who might actually be able to relate.
"My gym installed 4 huge flat-screen TVs when I was away [for Thanksgiving]. Two on each side. I have no problem with TVs when they're in front of the cardio equipment, but those new TVs were installed in the bloody free weights room! The absolute last thing I want to see when I'm squatting 235 pounds is Channel 7 News. I want to meet the jackasses that begged management to install those TVs. If working out in a gym is too fucking boring for you, then maybe working out in a gym isn't something that you should be doing after all, hmm?"