We had one that my wife used a couple of times. After that it sat in the Spare Room. The Spare Room is where we keep all the stuff we might use again some day, but probably won’t. Like a larger version of a Junk Drawer that you throw all kinds of odds and ends into. Then the day comes where you need that fuse, screw, ruler, tape measure or other useful thing that might be found in the Junk Drawer, and you say to yourself, “fuck it, I’m just going to the hardware store” instead of rummaging through all that stuff.
The treadmill was finally given away some time ago. It was a great coat hanger for several years. Once the treadmill was gone we had to pare down our coat supply too, as there no longer was a place to hang them all.
Just today my wife finished assembly on a recumbent bike exercise machine that is currently occupying a spot in the corner of the living room. This machine at least has a place to plug in your iPod and headphones and listen to music. I envision myself reclining upon it, listening to tunes and watching TV, or posting on the Dope.
The useful life of this machine, where it will be used for the intended purpose, can be estimated in weeks. After this period has passed it will make an excellent coat hanger for the Spare Room.
If it were not Spring I would go out and buy a few new coats in anticipation of the new coat rack.