Silly Gym Problem....

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    Feb 11, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
    I have recently met a guy at the gym...he's great...handsome...blah blah blah.

    HE DOESNT STOP TALKING AT THE GYM!

    I'll be in the middle of a set or something, headphones on, song playing, and he'll just stand there and wait till I'm done and try to carry a conversation.

    So annoying.

    What's the polite thing to say!?
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    Feb 11, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Just politely say "Hey I don't mean to sound rude but I would really like to train and keep my focus on that. But I would be totally up to chill and talk with you sometime after. Want to swap digits so that we can coordinate." *make sure you smile throughout and widen your eyes...It shows sincerity.

    We're all social creatures so I'm pretty sure he simply wants to be friend you...Maybe even more if he bats for our team..

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    Feb 11, 2014 8:47 PM GMT
    Watch Pumping Iron together. There's a scene where Arnold tells Lou to be quiet because he's talking so much. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 12, 2014 12:21 AM GMT
    At least it's another member interrupting you. At my gym, it's the damn worker.
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    Feb 12, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    I usually just say, i'm in the middle of a set mind if I catch up w/ u later?
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    Feb 12, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    Think of something clever: "I need to continue my work out. Nice chatting with you. Have a great workout." and walk off.

    DOH!

    Oh, if I had a dollar for all the times I've done this. LOL.

    You should learn this fast.

    Now, occasionally, like with the youth pastor who knows I'm a card carrying truth seeker and atheist, doesn't even take that hint. He'll follow me. I just put my headphones in, smile, and rep away. Eventually the religious nut Baptist takes the hint, and gives up. I've done it several times. It always makes me a bit angry to have to take it that far, but, if he was the smartest guy in The World, you know...he wouldn't have false belief systems.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 12, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
    RobBot125 saidI have recently met a guy at the gym...he's great...handsome...blah blah blah.

    HE DOESNT STOP TALKING AT THE GYM!

    I'll be in the middle of a set or something, headphones on, song playing, and he'll just stand there and wait till I'm done and try to carry a conversation.

    So annoying.

    What's the polite thing to say!?

    I've got a straight friend at the gym that does this with me, too. There's not much you can do. Just keep remembering he's a nice guy and that he's trying to be your friend. Just slip into your conversation that you've got a new plan to keep your intervals to exactly XX seconds and time between sets to YY minutes. Then just start your next set by the clock and say "Sorry!" After a while he'll adapt. And then seek him out after cool down for a chat.
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    Feb 12, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    Look for a chance to say: "Yeah, OK, but can we talk about that later? I'm trying to keep my focus right now, thanks. Maybe we can spend some time together in the shower later."

    (Alright, maybe not add the last sentence)
  • in_this_corne...

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    Feb 12, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    Well - that all depends.

    Do you want to talk to him under normal circumstances outside the gym or do you just want him to leave you alone all together?
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    Feb 12, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    "Sorry, didn't catch any of that. I was in the middle of a set... Again..."
  • madsexy

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    Feb 12, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidJust politely say "Hey I don't mean to sound rude but I would really like to train and keep my focus on that. But I would be totally up to chill and talk with you sometime after. Want to swap digits so that we can coordinate." *make sure you smile throughout and widen your eyes...It shows sincerity.

    We're all social creatures so I'm pretty sure he simply wants to be friend you...Maybe even more if he bats for our team..

    This is great advice and meets your 'polite' criteria. Either that or tell him if he doesn't stop talking too much, you'll take him to a stall and shove something in his mouth so he can't talk! But whether that's 'polite' or not totally depends on facts not in evidence about his motivation for the conversation. icon_surprised.gif
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    Feb 12, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
    Honesty is almost always the best policy.

    There is no requirement to be animated, nor polite.

    "I'm on a tight schedule and need to continue my workout. Have a great day."
  • in_this_corne...

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    Feb 12, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    madsexy said
    Fivealive saidJust politely say "Hey I don't mean to sound rude but I would really like to train and keep my focus on that. But I would be totally up to chill and talk with you sometime after. Want to swap digits so that we can coordinate." *make sure you smile throughout and widen your eyes...It shows sincerity.

    We're all social creatures so I'm pretty sure he simply wants to be friend you...Maybe even more if he bats for our team..

    This is great advice and meets your 'polite' criteria. Either that or tell him if he doesn't stop talking too much, you'll take him to a stall and shove something in his mouth so he can't talk! But whether that's 'polite' or not totally depends on facts not in evidence about his motivation for the conversation. icon_surprised.gif


    Yeah...just look at the ceiling like you're pondering something and say, 'dammit what is that noise...oh yeah...that's you talking so that means you're not sucking my dick like you should be."
  • madsexy

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    Feb 12, 2014 7:17 PM GMT
    in_this_corner said
    madsexy said
    Fivealive saidJust politely say "Hey I don't mean to sound rude but I would really like to train and keep my focus on that. But I would be totally up to chill and talk with you sometime after. Want to swap digits so that we can coordinate." *make sure you smile throughout and widen your eyes...It shows sincerity.

    We're all social creatures so I'm pretty sure he simply wants to be friend you...Maybe even more if he bats for our team..

    This is great advice and meets your 'polite' criteria. Either that or tell him if he doesn't stop talking too much, you'll take him to a stall and shove something in his mouth so he can't talk! But whether that's 'polite' or not totally depends on facts not in evidence about his motivation for the conversation. icon_surprised.gif


    Yeah...just look at the ceiling like you're pondering something and say, 'dammit what is that noise...oh yeah...that's you talking so that means you're not sucking my dick like you should be."

    icon_lol.gif If we combine this approach with my alternate above, at least he'll be getting a blowjob out of it! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 12, 2014 8:08 PM GMT
    I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one to think that he needs some "sexual relief."
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    Feb 12, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    Lol, he's hot until he opens his mouth scenario. Politely tell him that you need to focus on working out and for him to leave you alone. After the workout, maybe invite him for coffee or whatever, you two can chat then.
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    Feb 12, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
    It's the endorphin buzz!
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    Feb 12, 2014 9:15 PM GMT
    Or maybe he's taking C4. That shit buzzes the shit out of me and I'm not all that quiet to begin with.
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    Feb 12, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
    Kiss him to shut him up ;)
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    Feb 12, 2014 9:45 PM GMT
    Remember, folks, #YCYL. Remind your nuisance that you're there to lift, and need to stay focused on that.
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    Feb 12, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
    lesmills79 saidKiss him to shut him up ;)


    Face fuck him to really shut him up
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    Feb 16, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    Thanks to all the responses.

    To be perfectly honest, I have been off from work these last few days...so I've been going at a different time.

    The one time we crossed paths in the last week, I just politely said I had to get the workout done..and I was in a rush.

    He then stood there and watched.

    I mean, flattering. But also, really really creepy hahaha! Ahhhhhh
  • mybud

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    Feb 16, 2014 3:18 AM GMT
    Met a guy like this before, and this is what I did.When he talked to me or asked a question I'd just smile and say nothing.After about 10 minutes,he stopped, it worked like a charm.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 16, 2014 3:34 AM GMT
    Does anyone else think God threw down a third gender, and we're it? Oh, sorry. This isn't Reddit.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 16, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
    he's trying to be your bud ... it'll die down, enjoy it while it lasts icon_wink.gif


    is your workout so important that you would pass up making a friend ... if you have to, you can work out twice a day to make up