Are you watching?
There were two TVs on in the gym. The one in the front -- where all the training goes on -- showed two teams from somewhere else battling for a ball.
The one in the back, with no sound, no captions, was focused on the House impeachment managers.
No one was watching.
"Boring," one of my otherwise-very well-informed friends said.
I think, from what I saw, the House managers put together a very strong case. As a Los Angeles local, I was especially pleased with Rep. Adam Schiff's advocacy. But I have to be honest.
In the Anita Hill days, I never walked by a TV that wasn't tuned to the Clarence Thomas hearings with everyone in sight watching. As for myself, I stopped everything, lest I miss a minute of outrage.
I was old enough for the Watergate hearings, which changed history as the nation watched. Tapes? You had to see it.
The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings? I never turned off the set. Glued -- a nation was glued.
But something is wrong here.
I was the only one at the gym looking at the screen. The man at the desk saw me looking. No, I didn't really need headphones. Quiet is nice.