Gym locker annoyance

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    Jul 30, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    Curious if others experience this. When I go to the gym I'm proactive inchoosing a locker that is a fair distance from others. I go at a non peak time so there a lot of free spaces. However this past week three times I've come from the shower to find someone using the locker right next to mine and their stuff is spread all over leaving me to sit and wait in my towel for as long as five minutes. Everytime it's happened there have been tons of free lockers to allow space.
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:09 AM GMT


    You could always choose to shower at homeicon_surprised.gif
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    True, but I always shower after swimming.
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    Sounds like one of the primary Laws of the Locker Room. I think a lot of us can relate to this - particularly scenarios where, when every locker is taken, the only other guy in the locker room turns out to be using (or need) the locker next to you.
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    i have to agree with u on this one. when i am done working out and that i like to take a shower and be able to sit down and relax for a few mins then change. it is a pain when someone has their stuff all over the place and then look at u like what when u get upset at it.
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    Solution:
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    Why wait? Just head to your locker as normal. If he hasn't gotten the hint and started moving his stuff, then plant your bare ass on his stuff. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    RudeMech saidCurious if others experience this. When I go to the gym I'm proactive inchoosing a locker that is a fair distance from others. I go at a non peak time so there a lot of free spaces. However this past week three times I've come from the shower to find someone using the locker right next to mine and their stuff is spread all over leaving me to sit and wait in my towel for as long as five minutes. Everytime it's happened there have been tons of free lockers to allow space.

    Kick their shit out of the way. You gave the right to get to your locker, especially if you were there first. If he says anything, point that out to him....as well as the fact that he left his crap all over the place.
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    Jul 30, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhy wait? Just head to your locker as normal. If he hasn't gotten the hint and started moving his stuff, then plant your bare ass on his stuff. icon_lol.gif
    Maybe that's what he wanted in the first place. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 30, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    I posted this same thing a few months ago. It still happens almost daily. I bought a brightly colored green combo lock figuring even the blind could see my locker was being used and move on down a bit but no..it's more like a fucking magnet for some idiot to grab the locker next to mine even during off times when there are rows and rows and rows of empty lockers available.. And like I said in that previous thread it aint that I'm embarassed to be seen nekkid.. it's just a fucking annoyance I've never been able to figure out. The real annoyance is that the dumb fuck who parks right next to you for some unknown reason always seems to be there when you come back to change. I've even asked some of the idiots why they chose the locker next to mine when 95% of the locker room is empty and they don't seem to be able to answer with any real reason other than they didn't see it WTF? When I go in I always sort of scan the rows and choose one that is a comfortable distance away from any that have locks on them.
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    Jul 30, 2010 9:56 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidSounds like one of the primary Laws of the Locker Room. I think a lot of us can relate to this - particularly scenarios where, when every locker is taken, the only other guy in the locker room turns out to be using (or need) the locker next to you.


    My experience is the same. Pick any locker and when you are done working out, there will be someone standing right next to where you need to be.

    Taking up all the space is a different matter. That's just fucking rude and I'd have no problem asking someone to make space.
  • Glorfindel

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    Jul 30, 2010 10:50 AM GMT
    I think that's just the law of the locker room. icon_smile.gif

    Just like the law of the parking lot is that even if I park on the far side from the building and there are hundreds of spaces closer, I'm still guaranteed that someone will park next to me and close enough to me that I have to squeeze into my car.

    But as long as they're not walking around bare ass naked for no reason or, even worse, sitting their bare ass directly on the bench, then I can wait a minute or so.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jul 30, 2010 10:51 AM GMT
    I once had 3 other people in the lockers next to me (all 4 of us in a row), also in a fairly empty locker room.
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    Jul 30, 2010 11:10 AM GMT
    It is like a Gym locker thing, no matter how many lockers are empty or occupied the ones being used will always be next to each other.
    The thing that annoys me is if the other guy spreads is used towel over my locker and in front of it and then makes no effort to move it. Usually I just kick the towel away showing it was disgusting to leave it there.
  • Buddha

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    Jul 30, 2010 11:28 AM GMT
    Uh if someone is blocking your locker with their stuff and they're not around, can't you just move their stuff?
  • CAtoFL

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    Jul 30, 2010 11:39 AM GMT
    Buy a bright green lock and lock it away from where you're dressing. Apparently the bright color brings attention.

    Then use an inconspicuous lock and pick a locker away from the area where you put the bright green lock. This should reduce the problem. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    When I arrive at the locker room, I look to see which lockers already have locks on them and chose one next to them. My theory is that these guys are already well into their workouts and will be done and gone by the time I finish mine. Only works some of the times.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 30, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    "Excuse me, I need to get in here"
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    Jul 30, 2010 12:39 PM GMT
    How big are the benches and what tawdry stuff do they have strung about? I can get changed without even using the bench if I have to.

    Hate to see the inside of their car or room.
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    Jul 30, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    This usually works well for me: "Hey, looks like I'm right beside yours. Mind if I squeeze in?" icon_surprised.gif

    Response is always, "Sorry, man. Let me scoot over. Wow, you're pretty hot. I like those bulging rippling muscles. How about the two of us go over to the steam room and relax for a while? Work on our love muscle for a while, pump it some?" icon_eek.gif

    Well... the first half is reality; the second half is fantasy. icon_lol.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 30, 2010 12:46 PM GMT
    It seems to happen, I wonder about it as well sometimes...LOL

    I am always polite, make room or pull my stuff over for the guy if I'm to that point in my stage of dress/ undress.
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:09 PM GMT
    I use gyms in two different states and both locker setups are fairly small and U-shaped around a single aisle that holds the benches. That's gonna toss you all in there together, no matter what. Young or old, fit or not, you're guys. You got no clothes on. You just put your all into a strenuous workout. You got something in common.

    Think about it--you're pumped and juiced; that's not the time to be kicking a guy's stuff around. I always say something to break the tension:

    "Am I in your way?"
    "Sorry, let me just grab this."

    Anything that sounds quasi-polite, doesn't really matter. Then I make a little conversation. Again--anything, even weather if there's something notable about it. By the time I'm ready to leave, I generally feel some camaraderie. The next time the guy sees me in the gym, he's gonna know I'm a good guy. For me, its all part of the gym experience. Keep it positive and you'll keep yourself motivated.
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    i just move their stuff
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    guitarboi85 saidi just move their stuff



    Exactly right.

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    Jul 30, 2010 1:22 PM GMT
    Duh, just ask the person to move their stuff.
    Live and let live.