Do people ask you to lift heavy things?

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    Jun 11, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    Stupid thread time?
    Yep.

    But in all seriousness, this is something I'm curious about.

    Being a jock/fitness advocate, do people always turn to you for heavy lifting?

    There aren't many men in my family, so somehow, I've become the go to guy for heavy lifting. Working out has given me a slight edge, but I doubt I can lift any more than the average man.

    Thoughts?

    Opinion?

    Discuss please.
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Nope.

    I got brushed off as useless by my family and "friends" years ago.


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    Jun 11, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    Yes, but not because they think I'm a big, strong man. . . Just because I tend to be taller than the girls I work/hangout with.
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    helped moved a piano yesterday. wanted to die
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    I dont look it, but Im really strong. I was a piano mover for 12 years! Now i tell them, 'I'm too old'. Old age has its advantages... LOL. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    Yep. And there comes a time in life when that means that they keep asking you to be a pall-bearer. icon_neutral.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 11, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    Yup, all the time.
  • kevmoran

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    Jun 11, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    ugh yes life is rough
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    Jun 11, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    Yes and I'm also usually asked to clean the tops of things or reach places most people usually can't. I kinda like it.

    It makes me feel like a superhero.
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:17 PM GMT
    Yes! I work with a bunch of women!
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
    At work, yeah, every single day.

    At home? I have an older brother who lives ten minutes away and a mother who's probably stronger than most men on this site. I'm lucky to hear that something was moved a week after the actual labour.
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    I help people move house sometimes. The heavy stuff is so much easier than a few years ago. Also, my godson asks me to pick him up every 5 minutes. I sometimes swing him around by his arms or feet, or pretend to powerbomb him (he does enjoy it, I'm not a monster).
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    Jun 11, 2013 2:17 PM GMT
    Yes, and I like it when they do
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    Jun 11, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    Many times with some friends in Southern California, and is understandable since hiring movers is so expensive. However, since I injured my back a couple of years ago, I now limit heavy lifting. I will advise my friends of what I am willing or not willing to move (no refrigerators, washer/dryers, or couches)

    I remember one time we helped moved a friend she had this cat, well there was cat hair and dander all over, by the end of the move with sweat, I was all in hives and scratching...never again. I discovered that I am allergic to cats, but it was so gross moving the couch, the back of it had never been vacuumed since it was the back of the couch was resting a wall, when we move it OMG, the balls of fur that was behind that. Grossicon_eek.gif
  • Kazachok

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    Jun 11, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    Yes, as with all the men in my family.
  • MikeW

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    Jun 11, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    hairyandym said I dont look it, but Im really strong. I was a piano mover for 12 years! Now i tell them, 'I'm too old'. Old age has its advantages... LOL. icon_wink.gif

    Doesn't work for me. All my friends are older.

    So, yeah, I get asked to lift heavy things quite a lot, actually. I'm glad I'm still able to do it!
  • Slickdog21

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    Jun 11, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Yup. I don't mind it until I'm with a bunch of my female friends and they tell me that they need me to "help" move their furniture.
    Sometimes I want to yell at them and be like, "Where's your boyfriend!?"
    Lolz.
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    all the time

    at work, friends, family, neighbors, friends of friends - but it's all good
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    Yup, add owning an SUV and you become the honorary pack mule. But I get taken out for meals/drinks a lot so not complaining.
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    They don't really ask me but they do expect I do it, so I end up aleays lifting some of the heavy stuff.
  • Muscles25

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    Jun 11, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    All the time. So far, haven't found anything I couldn't lift.
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    Yes, it gets quite annoying. I don't want to even imagine what it would be like if I had a truck. But one trick that I have learned to lessen my load is to have lots of other friends who work out.
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    I'd rather move shit than fix someone's #@#$@*(@ computer. Don't ever let it get out there that you're even remotely technically savvy. Old relatives and people you barely knew ten years ago see you and think they should pull out their list of error messages. Meanwhile I am self-sufficient at best and don't really take any pleasure out of troubleshooting my own problems, let alone other people's.

    This happened to me recently. I walked into a thrift store at a church I used to attend years ago to donate some clothes. This woman who I have seen twice in the past ten years happened to be sitting there (not working. She's always just sitting!) And - barely saying hello - goes right into "I want you to come fix my computer." (The last time I saw her, the greeting had been the same, and we snuck out before she could bug me for my number). I flat out told her, "I don't do that, sorry." I heard last night she was talking shit about me to another lady that goes there. The friend who told me said she is like that with everything. She expects people to drive her around and if you say know she goes off on you. It never occurs to her that she offers nothing in return, barely says thank you, and then is surprised when people don't want to help her.

    Parasites.
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:53 PM GMT
    Not so much lift heavy things, but I do get asked sometimes to reach for high things (since I'm tall) or they ask me to give them my opinion on their decor or clothes (since I'm gay). I guess the public thinks that just because we're gay and we look pretty good most of the time - - - that we have this innate sense of style and taste. I guess that's a compliment and I'm okay with it. Better than a sharp stick in the eye.

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    Jun 11, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    Always, even from my buds who are fit, the excuse is "I have a bad back" lol