So today I headed off to the gym to do a legs workout. I was in my leopard-print weights shoes (picture coming) ready to do some heavy squats. Everything was going well, I’d loaded up my bar to 55kgs and was half-way down when, much to my surprise some guy started doing pullups on the back of my cage. Um, excuse me, wtf?
Firstly, there are 4 people in the whole gym. Total.
Secondly, there are 2 squat cages, and only one (mine) is in use.
Thirdly, there are pull up bars.
Finally, even if all of these were busy, wouldn’t you wait until I’d finished my set?
Our conversation went like this.
Me: Um excuse me, what are you doing?
Him: Pull-ups. I didn’t think you’d mind.
Me: Actually I do. It’s very distracting, especially when I’m in the middle of a set. Couldn’t you use a vacant spot? Or… wait?
Him: How much are you squatting?
Me: *glares until he gets awkward and walks away*
Like, really?? Are you serious? My head phones are in, I’m in the middle of a set DO NOT TALK TO ME.
Also, I’m pretty sure this wasn’t him trying to hit on me but an intimidation tactic because a) I haven’t washed my hair in three days and b) I moisturised before hitting the gym because my skin felt dry. Basically, I was a smelly, sweaty, greaseball. Hot, I know.
Just, ugh. SO frustrating. Has this or something like it ever happened to anyone else?