Not trying to be a misogynist here. But I find that women are the main perpetrators of picking a spot in the gym and setting up camp. By that, I mean they pick a bench or a machine or a random spot in the gym, and then proceed to grab all the dumbbells and equipment she needs and places them in her camp. And then spends about an hour or two going through her routine, in her little area. Most women have some common sense and pick a corner of the gym, and out of people's way. But once in a while, you get a genius or two that does this in the middle of the busiest spots of the gym. Like the free weight area, where all the dumbbells and benches are. And of course, they never rack their weights.
And then there are the guys that have a like a 4-exercise super set. It's like, get the fuck out of here. It's peak hours and you expect people to wait for you while you work through your routine with 4 machines/equipment? At least let people work-in between sets, bro. And then there are the P90X guys and the TRX guys. Those fuckers get in everyone's way. I mean, geez.. those two exercise concepts are meant to be done at home anyways. Get the fuck out.
But anyways, I use the 10 minute rule. If someone leaves a piece of equipment for 10 minutes, I'm moving their shit aside and do my workout. If you wanna chit-chat, Starbucks is down the street. If you wanna see what's going on with the basketball game, then go home and watch tv.