Scene One: At the free weights, me doing a "casual flex" while a guy is giving his girlfriend "pointers" on working out, all while looking like he can't wait to be on his own.
Boyfriend: God what is wrong with you?
Girlfriend: These [the weights] are heavy
Boyfriend: Are you serious? They're like 10 pounds, quit your whining
Girlfriend: Am I doing this right?
Boyfriend: Probably not, try harder, use your arms to lift the weight
Boyfriend: Move your leg back to do the lunge
Girlfriend: Here? (Moves her leg back about an inch)
Boyfriend: No, here
Girlfriend: Here? (Moves her leg back a little more)
Boyfriend: NO, WHY AREN'T YOU LISTENING?
Girlfriend: I don't know if I can go any further back
Boyfriend: You are such a wuss, gosh, just try for once. You can't do anything right
I couldn't stand to listen to the rest of it but I can imagine it went on like that for a while. I like a strong guy, but not one who is going to put me down. That's why you pay for a trainer to help you get in shape and hopefully not verbally abuse you.
Scene Two: The cardio floor, me in the midst of a serious elliptical routine, reading the Redeye and watching the news when my thoughts are interrupted by...
Moron: Dude, hey how are you? (I look over and see he's talking very loudly to no one)
Me: Who are you talking to?
Moron: Hey yeah I know, yeah I'm working out right now (Still can't see anyone he could be conversing with)
Me: Hey there's no one there, everything okay?
Moron: Dude I went to New York this weekend and totally hit it with this girl *laughs* Yeah it was fun
(At this point I notice the iPhone strapped his arm and groan)
Moron: What was that? Yeah I'm at the gym working out. Doing cardio, yeah feelin' the burn. Yeah I slept with some girl in New York, ha ha yeah we won't tell Ashley, totally, hot hot hot.
The conversation about him and his weekend conquest went on for a while and I had to cut my routine a little short before it became too graphic. Ironically, later I saw him and a girl, who I'm going to assume is Ashley, snuggling while walking out of the gym. I've seen this guy near the cardio machines a couple of times now and I'm always treated to hear his iPhone conversation.
The iPhone is cool but is a total pain in the a** at the gym. Just listen to your music and don't carry on a conversation in "outdoor voices" while some of us are trying to work out. This also extends to the morning bus commute with a Bluetooth headset too. Indoor voices people, or at least make your conversation public-friendly. I don't need to know that much about you.
Well the Emmy's are Sunday and Anne has a bottle of wine with my name on it. Big post coming Monday so be sure to check back. What is everyone else up to this weekend?