I was actually bullied at my gym today....Has this every happened to anyone else? I feel like I'm the only one.

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    Apr 24, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    I rarely post anything, but here goes. Today at the gym I finished a great workout, and decided to take a steam. I don't particularly like to wear a towel in the steam room as it gets all soggy, and I had my quick-dry shorts today on account I did a warm up run outside and didn't know if the nuclear hot steam room (I don't know who the hell sets that thermostat; satan probably) would damage the quick-dry fabric. So I take my towel and I can't stress this enough, hang it on the VERY BOTTOM of the handle to the door into the steam room. The handle is at least 2 feet long, so there is NO WAY you can touch my towel unless you grab it from the bottom (I know someone will devil advocate on that). A dude comes in and sits down, then immediately utters a swear word and gets up demonstratively and walks out. I didn't look up, I didn't really care. After a few minutes I get up to take a cool off and refill water and my towel is gone. He very generously decided to hang it up for me. I turned to him and asked if he took my towel, he said yes. I showered, thought about it for a second, and came back and very politely said I would appreciate that he not touch my personal belongings.
    Strap yourselves in folks, this is where the plane crashes into the mountain. He gets up, and goes into a lengthy, cuss-riddled diatribe about how he does not want to touch other people's towels, this isn't my house, I don't make the rules, its not a towel rack, etc, etc, etc. Someone once told me that "cool heads prevail" so I tried (oh how I tried) to maintain a civil tone. I did however point out quite quickly that my towel was not in a position to obstruct, inconvenience or irritate any other member unless they purposely reach down to touch it. I also clearly indicated that the vapour seal to the door was in no way compromised and therefore, he has no argument. The hang time on that was beautiful... He just started ranting again how its not a towel rack, etc, etc, etc. As I sat down again, he gets up and throws my towel on the floor in the showers. Then, turns to be aggressively and asks me "do I want to go"? I think at this time for humorous purposes, I should mention this is not the first time someone wanted to fight me naked in the mens change room at my gym (that's another story all together). I just squinted at him and just gawked... This strategically shaved gorilla actually wanted to fight over a towel. Taking into account the psychological implications of this event, the totally misplaced aggression, plummeting I.Q. and standards of civilized behaviour, how many of you guys out there have had anything happen like this? Am I the only one? I mean SERIOUSLY?! I feel like I paid my gym membership, only to be bullied by a total caveman! This guy is quite literally and, pardon the expression, 'dumb as dog shit'... I know I should let this go, but I just can't seem to get this out of my head and feel better about this thing (well I kind of do after this lengthy journal entry). Please make me feel better guys...don't be mean, I'm a delicate flower.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    Hey, you didn't let it get to you and kept cool. It could have been worse.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Don't let it get to you who cares...
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    commoncoll saidHey, you didn't let it get to you and kept cool. It could have been worse.


    Then why am I so into wanting revenge??
    Its ghetto....but I seriously just want to pummel him for being so stupid!
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Tell him to lay off the roids.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    meemo21 saidDon't let it get to you who cares...


    I don't think I care in the long run, but I just don't like the idea of having to go through that again if he shows up... Oh well, I did make a complaint. Hopefully it will change.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidTell him to lay off the roids.


    Sir, that is an excellent suggestion. However, one look at this portly fellow would suggest the only thing he needs to lay off of is the twinkies.....
    Nothing against anyone with a few extra pounds (I'm not he thinest model out there, but I figure my charming personality makes up for the two abs I have), but this guy is just an over aggressive, tattooed pumpkin (literally shaped like one).
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    He wants to f*ck you. He just doesn't know how to put it into words, being neanderthal and all, so he tried to get your attention the only way he knows how.

    Do tell the other story. I'm curious.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    I have never had anything happen like that!

    I think in a way you sort of escalated the situation by saying, "don't move my belongings." He was nice to put it on the rack for you. You should have just either put it back or just let it go.

    But he was a prick to be so anal about it. He had no right to move yo shit. You both acted badly (not ghetto, just badly), and both of you should have been thrown OUT!

    J/K. What was the other time someone tried to fight you naked? What kind of gym is it? Gay or straight?

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    Apr 24, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    I think you need me to be your personal towel holder. This will solve the problem.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    underblueskies said
    commoncoll saidHey, you didn't let it get to you and kept cool. It could have been worse.


    Then why am I so into wanting revenge??
    Its ghetto....but I seriously just want to pummel him for being so stupid!


    Here is how you get revenge:

    1. F*ck him up the a*s.
    2. Don't spend the night, claiming "oh f*ck I ain't a f*g"

    If he persists on chasing you, you:
    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2
    4. Call him a slut. Then dump him.

    VoilĂ !
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    ewww I just read the part about the twinkies. Forget what I said earlier. But that's still a great strategy for a revenge though lol.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    Waimea said
    underblueskies said
    commoncoll saidHey, you didn't let it get to you and kept cool. It could have been worse.


    Then why am I so into wanting revenge??
    Its ghetto....but I seriously just want to pummel him for being so stupid!


    Here is how you get revenge:

    1. F*ck him up the a*s.
    2. Don't spend the night, claiming "oh f*ck I ain't a f*g"

    If he persists on chasing you, you:
    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2
    4. Call him a slut. Then dump him.

    VoilĂ !


    hahahha.....
    like a recipe for success!
    Ok, that made me laugh, I feel better.
    Cheers.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI think you need me to be your personal towel holder. This will solve the problem.

    I agree, but like I said, this was the off time I didn't have my wet trunks with me. No touchy other peoples stuff...ever...especially if there is no good reason to. Seriously though , I know what you mean.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    Waimea saidHe wants to f*ck you. He just doesn't know how to put it into words, being neanderthal and all, so he tried to get your attention the only way he knows how.

    Do tell the other story. I'm curious.



    Oh just some other guy who we all think is on some kind of medication which, if not taken properly, compels him to be aggressive and want to (apparenly) fight anywhere, any time.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    brianindenver saidI have never had anything happen like that!

    I think in a way you sort of escalated the situation by saying, "don't move my belongings." He was nice to put it on the rack for you. You should have just either put it back or just let it go.

    But he was a prick to be so anal about it. He had no right to move yo shit. You both acted badly (not ghetto, just badly), and both of you should have been thrown OUT!

    J/K. What was the other time someone tried to fight you naked? What kind of gym is it? Gay or straight?



    This is a straight gym, but the numbers are pretty equal at this point. Its in a well - to - do part of toronto and attracts a variety of clients (apes included).
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    This dumb cunt outside a Costco blew up at me once because when I opened my car door it gently touched her car. This happened in like 1998, and I'm still riled up about it.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidThis dumb cunt outside a Costco blew up at me once because when I opened my car door it gently touched her car. This happened in like 1998, and I'm still riled up about it.


    LOL! Is this dumb c*nt a male or female? It is outside castro after all. If it's a guy did you do what I suggested? Steps 1-4 revenge?
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    i got the catcall of 'oh god what a fag" before entering the sauna at my gym once, i hate that-- but most of my area is a sea of ignorance so it's not that big of a stretch.

    never really had any problems before that, but told the management, that guy was more of a dick-- "OH you got harassed..."

    i wouldn't take it personally, people are just assholes sometimes.
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidThis dumb cunt outside a Costco blew up at me once because when I opened my car door it gently touched her car. This happened in like 1998, and I'm still riled up about it.
    That happened to my aunt, but the dumb cunt also sued my aunt for a large amount of money for "personal injury" even though the stupid cunt wasn't even in her car when it happened.

    You can guess how that worked out... icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 24, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    A naked grudge fight in the mens room?!? Niceeeeee, atta boy. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 24, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Waimea said
    Ariodante saidThis dumb cunt outside a Costco blew up at me once because when I opened my car door it gently touched her car. This happened in like 1998, and I'm still riled up about it.


    LOL! Is this dumb c*nt a male or female? It is outside castro after all. If it's a guy did you do what I suggested? Steps 1-4 revenge?


    ...I don't live in SF.

    It was a woman.
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    Apr 24, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Some people just have really short tempers :/
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    Apr 24, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    They not to stop selling androgen shots at the juice bar at your gym. If he was cute I would fight him, but I wouldn't fight an ugly sweaty person because i dont want to touch them. icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 24, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    I had a simlar incident once. One time I was working out in the early afternoon at a 24 hour fitness in San Diego (Hillcrest, the gay area, very VERY gay gym).

    There were very few people there as it was a work day and about noon. I was doing curls on a preacher bench and there was another guy benching, who between my sets, asked me to spot him.

    As he was finishing the set I helped him with, a really big, handsome, built guy in a UPS uniform grabbed the bar and weights off the preacher bench where I had left them to spot the dude.

    I told the guy "hey, I'm still using that, I just came over to give the guy a spot".. the UPS guy kept walking and said "there's more bars over there, and pointed to the rack with all the empty curl bars.

    I told the rude fucker "yes, there are, and you can use one of 'em"... he glared at me, put the bar back on my rack and did the right thing.

    Asshole. I'm big enough I don't get challenged too often. This dude was alot bigger than me though lol