Today I was dragging myself around the gym's indoor track with my toddler sleeping on my back (no gym childcare on most Saturdays), watching my daughter climb up and down the rock wall. The rule at this gym is that all minors under age 14 must be supervised by an adult. There are extra gym workers at the pool and the climbing wall so kids can hang out in those spots.
Anyway. A group of about 7-8 preteens, mostly boys with a couple girls, were racing around each other, racing the wrong way on the track (apparently I was an obstacle), leaping from one piece of exercise equipment to another, being general nuisances for a few minutes. One of the center's supervisors rounded them all up and informed them this wasn't acceptable, they needed to be supervised by an adult. They pointed at a woman standing in a corner, back to them, talking on her cell phone. Apparently this was their adult.
Next time I saw them they were sweating it out on a row of bicycles, the lady's cell phone was put away and she was leaning on a pillar staring at them with a tired-looking frown. I hope they sleep well tonight.