Sometimes, in an afternoon, people eat a lot of pepperonis and drink a lot of coffees.

And when I say people, I mean Gerard.

And when I say Gerard, I mean the Gerard that had an expensive gym membership at a gym with very specific types of workouts and a good sense of community.

And when I say specific types of workouts, I mean the types of workouts that don’t make room for explosions.

And when I say explosions…

Gerard canceled his membership after that afternoon.

He’s been trying to find another gym, but it’s hard to find the motivation after such a traumatic event.

His freed up cash flow now goes to gas station snack foods and porn subscriptions.

Life, for Gerard, is getting worse.