To the lady at the gym.
Oh hey there lady at the gym!
I see that you’re setting up for your class which starts in 45 minutes.
How did I know that?
Well you see I try to be a considerate person so I checked the class scheduled before I came in here to do my squats.
I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t be disturbing a class.
I even picked a place way in the back and basically up against the wall just in case someone else wanted to come in to use room that way I wouldn’t be in their way ya know?
It’s a realllllllyyyyy big room as you can see.
It’s so funny that you’ve decided to set up your class equipment directly up my butt so much so that I can’t even do a squat without taking you out.
I’m actually kind of shocked that you find it socially acceptable to even be that close to a strangers butt.
BUUUUUT (pun intended) I’m starting to see that you have a plan.
Ooohhh so this is where you usually stand during your class…..
the class that starts in 45 min…..
the class that takes place in this very same room….
this MASSIVE room that no one is in besides us.
Okay okay I get now!
You’re claiming your spot before the class starts……..in 45 min.
I can see this is VERY important to you.
So important that you’re literally squeezing me out of the place I’ve been doing my leg workout in for the last 20 minutes most of which you were not in here for.
Sure sure sure let me pick up my plates, my free weights, my bar, my towel and move for you.
I would hate to keep you from claiming your coveted spot the very same spot that all the other invisible people are fighting you for.
Oh you’re leaving now.
You’re set up for your class, you’ve made someone move without even saying a word to them, and now your spot is secure so everything is checked off your list.
High 5 for that sister!
Oh you’re planning to do a little warm up before the class starts?
Hey that’s cool.
Most importantly you got your spot saved! Whew that must have been a close one for ya.
Go enjoy that warm up.
I’ll just be over here resetting all my weights so I can get back to my workout.
The one that you force me to stop because of the whole “Saving my Spot” thing.
That’s cool though. No biggie!
Lady at the gym……
I’ll see you again.
I have a feeling you’re a die hard in that class and I’m usually doing my leg workout in that very same room.
I’m surprised our paths haven’t crossed before.
If this happens again I will be saying something.
I may break out in hives and start sweating profusely when I say it but I’ll be saying something.
Oh and I wrote a blog post about you….
be double scared!
Y’all this is a true story!
I had to pick up my bar and weights and move them because I zero room to do a squats.
In a massive workout room with only 2 people in it.
I passive aggressively said something.
She said nothing back and I’m still angry about all of it as you can tell.
I should have put up all her weights after she left to do her warm up!
But I’m nice and a chicken so I didn’t
Kent totally jumped on me for not standing up for myself and he’s right I should have.
He’s good about reminding me that I need to do that when I’m 100% not at fault and y’all I was not at fault.
I think I need to start a book titled “The Gym Mean Girls, True Stories”
This is not my only gym mean girl story.
I’ve yet to have a dude be rude to me at the gym. There’s even been a few times they’ve been super helpful but girls….
girls can be real meanies and so far it’s always the ones that are super fit.
Is that what happens?
You get a sweet toned body but have to sacrifice your compassion like it’s one or the other?
Forget the book!
I’m going to open my own gym!
Only nice people allowed.
Anyone else have a mean gym person story?
I say “person” because ya know I don’t want to offend the “Mean Gym Girls”
I’m sure there are mean gym guys too!
If you have a story do tell!!!!!
Or maybe we should be positive and share happy ones too. Yes yes positive gym stories are good too!