Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Am I the only one on the planet who thinks that there are some people that are very weird at the gym? Am I the only one that sits or stands there and says nothing when they are bugged by the same said people? Please let me know that I am not alone in this. Or, let me know I am alone in this and maybe I can try to ignore some stuff. Lists of crimes and misdemeanors at the gym.
1. The last straw was yesterday. There are rows of lockers and benches where people put their stuff. Well, there was a woman I would say a mature one, in her fifties, who sat changing with her naked tush on the bench! Now, I am not a doctor but isn't that poor hygiene? We all use that bench. Would it not be prudent to lay a towel down and then sit? Does anyone else find it as gross as me? She left me speechless but really I should have said something.
2, Or how about the people that stand primping naked in front of the mirrors for a half hour or so. I am not talking about just being naked for a shower or changing this is more some weird narcissistic action. I also, have someone that always talks to me stark naked. Her, not me. Yeah, yeah the human body is beautiful etc. etc. But hey if I wanted to join a nudist colony I would. Where has modesty gone? She could put something on while wanting to talk to me. I have to look her straight in the eyes when speaking to her lest I look elsewhere and look rude.
3. How about people who come late for a group exercise class and stand right in front of you at the last minute blocking your view of the instructor. This happened last week in my Zumba class. Now I am no Ginger Rogers but I can keep a beat. Well, the lady who budged in front of me was part of the rhythmless nation! It is like singing with someone tone deaf - suddenly I could not put one foot in front of the other.
4. Or what about people, especially lifting weights that make terrible sounds and grunts. Yes, we all sweat and strain and make a bit of noise but this is akin to performance exercise. Nobody has to make that much noise doing anything. Seems to me like they may be faking it!
Well, sorry for this rant but I just had to get it out. It saves me the money for therapy and hopefully someone out on spark found it funny not just a tragic lack of tolerance on my part!