The Young Man’s Christian Association made no sense at all and had to go.
For a start some of those ‘young’ men down the central London one (the original and the best Y in the whole wild world) are pushing 30! (Actually, it’s a very non-ageist environment, which we applaud! With opera gloves on and everything!)
Secondly, some of those ‘young men’ are actually ladies. Some are even female!
And thirdly, we haven’t seen too much Christian behaviour going around (for which we thank LBJ – or Little Baby Jesus), unless you count bobbing for boyfriends in the showering area of yore before they put partitions in *reminisces, gets up for white wee, writes letter to the authorities likening shower partitions to the Berlin Wall and demanding their removal*
Which is why the YMCA is now ‘The Y’. Yeah, we usually hate rebranding too. You know, Marathon bars now going under the alias of Snickers (what are you supposed to call real life snickers now?), Jif going all Cif on our arses while as for Treets… *reminisces, gets up for bag of M&Ms, writes letter to the authorities likening Treets to King Charles II and demanding reinstatement*
As for those guys up the top… we have no idea who they are. Though we’re sure we saw the one with the moustache in the showers before they put the shower partitions in…