Walk into near-empty gym.
"Great!" you think merrily, "No wait for the machines."
Head straight for machine you like to start with.
See something out of corner of your eye.
Pick up pace…
Something is closing in.
Start speed walking.
"No," you think, "NO."
Get 10 feet from your machine of choice.
Someone steps on your machine of choice.
"No," you think, "Nooooooooo."
You get on second-choice machine. Your machine of choice is free when you walk up to it next, but it’s too late. Your spirit has broken.