This is the second week in a row I’ve been going to the gym in the morning. I have to say that I’m shocked at how different the women who work out in the morning are from the women who work out at night. Morning women are so rude!! They seemed so friendly at first. Everyone talking to each other, telling one another what they did the night before and how their children are, etc. But no. These women are inconsiderate and rude.
When I go at night the women are so polite. If you find yourself in close proximity to someones locker, they’ll close the door a bit so you can walk by and move their things out of the way. Even if their things aren’t in the way. Everyone seems really respectful of everyone elses personal space.
Not the ladies in the morning. Take this morning for instance. A pretty typical morning. I return to my locker after working out. There are two people in the same aisle as I am, and they are taking up the entire bench!! These aren’t small benches either. They’ve got their gym bag on the bench, their water bottles, shower items, stack of towels, clothes laid out, workout clothes pile, shoes… literally taking up the whole bench. Actually, I only counted two people, but there was another bag. So either someone has two bags or people leave their things all over when they take their showers. And the floor too!! They have a floor pile scattered four lockers wide. Do you think anyone acknowledges that their crap is all over? No. There’s no “excuse me” or “let me get that out of your way, I seem to be taking up half this aisle with my completely useless and unnecessary belongings.”
And that leads me to another thing. Some of these bags are obnoxiously gigantic. I understand most people are going straight to work from the gym, but come on. The suitcase I used when I went to Aruba for 10 days was smaller than some of these peoples gym bags. What could they possibly need to bring with them? I could take everything I used through the course of an entire day and it wouldn’t fill up some of these bags. I could put myself in a one of them.
I’m not saying they shouldn’t have enormous bags, I’m just saying that they shouldn’t take up so much space. Maybe put some of their things in the bag, or put their shoes under the bench, or try using the locker. If the bag is too big for the locker, leave it under the bench while working out. Or, if they’re going to take up so much damn space, maybe clear me a little spot so I can set my iPod down while trying to open my locker.
Aaaahhhh. I feel better.