Pain and Mocking in St Paul

There’s one of those “Do” posters in the stairwell at St Paul College that mocks me every Monday and Wednesday morning. I always take the stairs to class, which happens to be on the 4th floor, and the floors are particularly tall – it’s a double flight of stairs to each level. So by the time I hit the 3rd floor, I’m feelin’ it, if you know what I mean. You’d think that after two months, it’d get easier, but apparently walking up 3 flights of stairs twice a week doesn’t really build up much stamina. Whatever. So there’s this poster between the 3rd and 4th floors, at which point I am feeling the burn. And it says… “Free Stairmaster” and points to the next flight of stairs. Mocking me, I tell you, every time I pass it.