February 19, 2009 at 4:50 am #1144
At my gym everybody is very cool and happy to share weights, give you a spot, let you work in with them etc.
But what do you do when you run into a person who won’t share equipment, hogs weights and benches?
I met such a guy today – he had several weights at his feet, plates lying around his bench and when I asked to use the curly bar he had beside him but wasn’t using, he told me to leave it alone.
I was so shocked I didn’t know what to say. After about 15 minutes I just went up and grabbed what I wanted off the floor and he got upset and walked off, leaving this almighty mess for me to work around.
I didn’t want to rat him out to gym staff or start a big argument with this guy, but is there a better way to handle it this person? I was polite at all times and gave him adequate time to finish his sets.February 19, 2009 at 7:39 am #7793
Dr J has a good story about how to handle annoying people…. 8)February 19, 2009 at 8:26 am #7794
Guys like that are what’s commonly known as a cunt.February 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm #7795
This is why I feel a genuine empathy with guys who for whatever reason cant train out of their garages.
I remember when the local ‘sporting’ team began training at the last comercial gym I trained at. That tore it for me. They swaggered around like they owned the place and the rules “Please use towels on equiplent” and ” Unload weights after use” didin’t seem to apply, and you think the softcock instructers were gonna start policing them? forget it.
As for your ezy-bar hogging mate – fuck him. If he got up and walked away he sounds like sulky fag anyway. It needent come to blows, but if you cop an attitude, give it back.
Just be sure he’s not waiting in the carpark with his – um – ‘cousins’ when you leave….February 20, 2009 at 5:32 am #7796
I could have arked up at this guy, but i’m a non-confrontational person (and quite a bit smaller than this guy).
The good bit about being told I was not allowed to use an unused piece of equipment at my own gym, was that I took out all my anger on the smith machine and produced a personal best!February 23, 2009 at 7:41 am #7797
Guys like that are what’s commonly known as a cunt.
Ha ha yes they are! We have a woman at the gym I go to every now and then and she is exactly that. She tried it on me one time by leaving her towel on the leg curl machine, so i got on baby and sweated all over it and gave it a quick dry hump for good measure LOL! She never actually said anything but needless to say she won’t come near me when i am there.
Talking about gutless instructors, how’s this one grab yas? I got chastised by this pansy for using to many of the plates when I train! I have been asked to go and train in the olympic room where there is more weight…can you belive that shit!February 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm #7798February 26, 2009 at 9:14 pm #7799
Ahh the towel Nazi’s-Once this old guy said to me wheres yer towel sonny!!-I said ”Trust me mate! What I’ve got a towel will not protect your from” 😆February 26, 2009 at 11:32 pm #7800
Km I would take that as a compliment.February 27, 2009 at 1:57 am #7801
😆 I’ll take em when I can Dave ha ha. Off topic again, I have a meet tomorow so I’ll update results over the weekend or checkout the CAPO forum after a week. 8)