By Ken Rudulph

Remember phone booths? No? Well, back before everyone had a cell phone (and the cell phones actually worked), you had to use a pay phone to call someone from outside your home or office. Those phones were often in plexiglass boxes that we called “booths.” For reference, they were used in pivotal scenes in some of our favorite movies, from “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas.” The great thing about phone booths: Your calls were private. Just you, the person you called, and whichever spy agency happened to be listening in. Not so with cell phones. They allow you to have a conversation anywhere. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. That’s especially true in the weight room.
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