I’ve discussed before how I’m not the most social at the gym. But there are some questions that don’t bother me that much.
“Are you using this?” is typically not one of them. It’s a reasonable, polite question that can avoid some serious confrontations.
It’s just, when I get asked by the same people several times if I’m using some weights that I’m clearly using, I start to lose my patience.
And that’s what happened the other day. I didn’t technically lose my patience, but I sure came close.
A small group of dudes who were clearly total bros who loved to come to the weight room and pretend their working out when really they’re holding weights in strange positions and gossiping like Sex and the City ladies.
Yet because of their proximity to me, they seemed to think if I wasn’t actually touching a weight at that moment that it was easier just to ask me if I was using it than to go look for and find a similar (or, dare I say, heavier?) weight themselves.
The first time it happened, whatever. The second time, I was confused. But the third? I thought they must have been messing with me. But they weren’t They were just too lazy to walk to the weight rack themselves and too self-absorbed to realize they were asking the same person.
Doofuses. Doofusi? Doofi? Doofi.