Dumbest thing you heard directed at you while working out?

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    Nov 24, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    I was bored after cleaning the house and repainting the front door, so I figured I would go for a quick little 5K. As I turned on to the main street that runs parallel to the beach, I ended up running towards this girl (about 20 years old and about 10 meters apart from me) who was going towards KFC with I presume her boyfriend. Over my iPod I hear her yell at me "You shouldn't be running up on people like dat, yo!"

    Ok, um... I was in running gear with headphones on. Did she think I was going to mug her? With, what, my house key?

    Also we were approaching from opposite directions, hence we were facing each other. It wasn't like I came running up behind her (and if I had I know to yell "on your left").

    I almost tripped, 'cause I started laughing at her.

    Anyone else have any similar stories of people yelling ridiculous things at you when you're working out/being active?
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    Nov 24, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    I had a similar experience while cycling on a bike trail. I came up behind a group of three guys who were occupying the entire width of the trail. I loudly said excuse me a couple of times however they failed to move over, so I said screw it and went around them in the grass.

    As I did so, I overheard one of them shout something sarcastic to the effect that I should have alerted them and I was rude. I figured they should have been paying better attention and not taking up both lanes of the trail (the trail had a yellow center line).
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    Nov 24, 2009 6:46 AM GMT
    When I work out hard...I yawn a lot...I don't know why I yawn more than normal, but presumably it's because I need oxygen to live, as do we all.

    One day, I was minding my own business, working out, and listening to my music. In between sets, I would stretch, sit, what have you, and every now and then I would yawn. After about 20 minutes, and about 5 yawns, some older guy comes up to me and makes the motion for me to take off my headphones. So I did. He proceeds to tell me: "Hey, could you knock off the yawning? It's really distracting, and it's beginning to disrupt my workout. Have some etiquette..." and he turns and walks away. Mind you I wasn't yawning really loud and I even cover my mouth when I yawn. The other patrons of the gym and I all looked at each other, because I wasn't the only person surprised by this situation. Needless to say, I yawned whenever the hell I needed to...So did everyone else...just for shits and giggles.
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    Nov 24, 2009 6:51 AM GMT
    jmals23 saidI had a similar experience while cycling on a bike trail.


    Yeah. That happens to me all the time. Even with shouting "On your left", I always end up scaring some middle aged woman when I run pass her coming up from behind on the trails at First Landing State Park.

    This girl was actually facing me though, and I wasn't even really close to her. She was just plain dumb. Probably preoccupied with getting her KFC fix. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:01 AM GMT
    Sam31488 said"Hey, could you knock off the yawning? It's really distracting, and it's beginning to disrupt my workout. Have some etiquette..."


    If all it takes is someone yawning to disrupt his workout, homeslice has issues. icon_lol.gif

    He should come to my gym and try to put up with the dude that has been wearing the same yellow Gold's Gym muscle shirt and black shorts for like a million years (and I think it's been that long since they've been washed too), 'cause that guy not only reeks he also coughs... a lot and very loudly!
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
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    Sam31488 said"Hey, could you knock off the yawning? It's really distracting, and it's beginning to disrupt my workout. Have some etiquette..."


    If all it takes is someone yawning to disrupt his workout, homeslice has issues. icon_lol.gif

    He should come to my gym and try to put up with the dude that has been wearing the same yellow Gold's Gym muscle shirt and black shorts for like a million years (and I think it's been that long since they've been washed too), 'cause that guy not only reeks he also coughs... a lot and very loudly!




    Yeah...we have a guy like that at our place too...My boss (i work out at the gym i work at) called him up and basically told him to wash his clothes cause he smelled way too bad....I ended up having to train him because he was so offended and wanted a free PT session.....Fuck my life hahahah
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:09 AM GMT
    One time I went to the gym and this woman was doing some kind of a circuit on 15 or 20 different machines. The whole thing seemed to take about 10 minutes, or more because she was moving so slowly. So I do a set on a machine she's using and it takes me all of about one minute - she walks over from the other side of the gym and says to me " I'm working here.........but if you want to work in........it's ok.............." So I smile at her ( ok laughing a little) and I say "Well thank you - I appreciate that" and she says , gesturing to about half the machines " I'm using these, but you can work in on them too......................." icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:10 AM GMT
    Sam31488 saidWhen I work out hard...I yawn a lot...I don't know why I yawn more than normal, but presumably it's because I need oxygen to live, as do we all.

    One day, I was minding my own business, working out, and listening to my music. In between sets, I would stretch, sit, what have you, and every now and then I would yawn. After about 20 minutes, and about 5 yawns, some older guy comes up to me and makes the motion for me to take off my headphones. So I did. He proceeds to tell me: "Hey, could you knock off the yawning? It's really distracting, and it's beginning to disrupt my workout. Have some etiquette..." and he turns and walks away. Mind you I wasn't yawning really loud and I even cover my mouth when I yawn. The other patrons of the gym and I all looked at each other, because I wasn't the only person surprised by this situation. Needless to say, I yawned whenever the hell I needed to...So did everyone else...just for shits and giggles.



    Can't help but wonder why the hell he was staring at you for so long to begin with, to be so "distracted" by your yawns.

    LOL.

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    Nov 24, 2009 7:11 AM GMT
    "Your shoes are squeaking on the thread mill and it is disturbing me." This one bitch said.

    I just looked at her.
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:12 AM GMT
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    Sam31488 saidWhen I work out hard...I yawn a lot...I don't know why I yawn more than normal, but presumably it's because I need oxygen to live, as do we all.

    One day, I was minding my own business, working out, and listening to my music. In between sets, I would stretch, sit, what have you, and every now and then I would yawn. After about 20 minutes, and about 5 yawns, some older guy comes up to me and makes the motion for me to take off my headphones. So I did. He proceeds to tell me: "Hey, could you knock off the yawning? It's really distracting, and it's beginning to disrupt my workout. Have some etiquette..." and he turns and walks away. Mind you I wasn't yawning really loud and I even cover my mouth when I yawn. The other patrons of the gym and I all looked at each other, because I wasn't the only person surprised by this situation. Needless to say, I yawned whenever the hell I needed to...So did everyone else...just for shits and giggles.



    Can't help but wonder why the hell he was staring at you for so long to begin with, to be so "distracted" by your yawns.

    LOL.

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    Issues indeed.
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    all these situations make me wanna do this...




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    Nov 24, 2009 7:15 AM GMT
    Sam31488 said
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    Sam31488 said"Hey, could you knock off the yawning? It's really distracting, and it's beginning to disrupt my workout. Have some etiquette..."


    If all it takes is someone yawning to disrupt his workout, homeslice has issues. icon_lol.gif

    He should come to my gym and try to put up with the dude that has been wearing the same yellow Gold's Gym muscle shirt and black shorts for like a million years (and I think it's been that long since they've been washed too), 'cause that guy not only reeks he also coughs... a lot and very loudly!




    Yeah...we have a guy like that at our place too...My boss (i work out at the gym i work at) called him up and basically told him to wash his clothes cause he smelled way too bad....I ended up having to train him because he was so offended and wanted a free PT session.....Fuck my life hahahah


    At the last gym I went to, they had signs up stating the gym rules. Included in the rule list was one on wearing clean cloths. I think it said that you were supposed to regularly wash your clothes. They had a bunch of other rules as well such as sanitizing the machines after using them.

    Despite the rules poster, there was this one guy who always went to the gym when I went. He always wore a white t-shirt and did cardio for 45 minutes and then used the weight machines, not using a towel and subsequently getting sweat everywhere. I don't miss that place (lol).
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:21 AM GMT
    1. I was doing jump squats one time, and some middle aged dude interrupted me to ask me if I was training for the Kentucky Derby.

    2. I always get funny reactions when I pass people on bikes when I'm doing doing intervals or tempo runs. One time when I was in my best shape, I was running around Key West and I passed a guy and his girlfriend on bikes. The girl was content to continue to cruise along, but the guy made it his life mission to race ahead of me only to slow down so his girlfriend could catch up. When we had about a half mile gap on her he finally gave up. I wonder if I got him in trouble LOL.
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:56 AM GMT
    Every once in a while I would walk into one of the Virgin Active gyms in South Africa and there would be a sign board in the men's locker room stating:

    "Any members found participating in public acts of indecency will be permanently banned from the gym."

    When I see this I just know some guys were caught sucking each other off in the steam room.

    I always chuckle a bit when I imagine the embarrassment of being caught, and subsequently banned like that.

    The signs only stay up for a few days and then it's back to business again.

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    Nov 24, 2009 8:13 AM GMT
    Sam31488 said
    I ended up having to train him because he was so offended and wanted a free PT session.....Fuck my life hahahah


    Note to self: pretend to get offended so that Sam has to make me sweat 1-2-1


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    Nov 24, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    I was trying a new exercise........standing on one of those cushiony half round balance things while doing twists. This gay couple stood near me and one said to the other (loud enough for me to hear)..."THAT'S Ridiculous....SOME people like to show off".

    I lost my balance and had to stop for a second to regain my momentum.

    HA!
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    Nov 24, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    Sam31488 said
    Ganymede80 said
    Sam31488 said"Hey, could you knock off the yawning? It's really distracting, and it's beginning to disrupt my workout. Have some etiquette..."


    If all it takes is someone yawning to disrupt his workout, homeslice has issues. icon_lol.gif

    He should come to my gym and try to put up with the dude that has been wearing the same yellow Gold's Gym muscle shirt and black shorts for like a million years (and I think it's been that long since they've been washed too), 'cause that guy not only reeks he also coughs... a lot and very loudly!




    Yeah...we have a guy like that at our place too...My boss (i work out at the gym i work at) called him up and basically told him to wash his clothes cause he smelled way too bad....I ended up having to train him because he was so offended and wanted a free PT session.....Fuck my life hahahah


    Damn! I need to not wash my clothes and visit your gym! Could you arrange for your boss to confront and offend me too? lol (BTW, I'd have nice clean clothes for our session. :-) )
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    Nov 24, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    Sam31488 saidall these situations make me wanna do this...




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    haha, gross
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    Nov 24, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    You guys crack me up Hahahaha
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    Nov 24, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    Funny stories. I have one:

    I was deployed to Afghanistan, where we work with all sorts of nations in NATO. Anyhow, there's about 5 gyms there and I lifted at the medium-sized Canadian gym because it had less people and I found the canadians to be pretty great folks.

    So, I'm in there doing Decline Bench and some random female walked up to me with her 2 male cronies... she stated "You using this?" .... clearly i'm on the fuggin bench and in the middle of a rep.... So, I responded "yep". And she proceeded to breathe hard and do that whiney-bitch-thing that females do and say "this is the ONLY decline bench, can't you use another one?" ..... So I finish my rep and re-rack the bar. I look at her and say "What? I'm doing DECLINE bench, and NEED the bench to even do it." .... that's when I actually turned and noticed the other benches... THEY WERE ALL ADJUSTABLE AND SHE WAS JUST BEING A RUDE BITCH FROM QUEBEC!

    How did I know this? One of the personnel who work there approached me and warned me that they had a rotation of people fresh in from Quebec and that they were much much more rude than the regular Canadians, and that I should just ignore the rude ones and go about my business... haha
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    kaicho saidFunny stories. I have one:

    I was deployed to Afghanistan, where we work with all sorts of nations in NATO. Anyhow, there's about 5 gyms there and I lifted at the medium-sized Canadian gym because it had less people and I found the canadians to be pretty great folks.

    So, I'm in there doing Decline Bench and some random female walked up to me with her 2 male cronies... she stated "You using this?" .... clearly i'm on the fuggin bench and in the middle of a rep.... So, I responded "yep". And she proceeded to breathe hard and do that whiney-bitch-thing that females do and say "this is the ONLY decline bench, can't you use another one?" ..... So I finish my rep and re-rack the bar. I look at her and say "What? I'm doing DECLINE bench, and NEED the bench to even do it." .... that's when I actually turned and noticed the other benches... THEY WERE ALL ADJUSTABLE AND SHE WAS JUST BEING A RUDE BITCH FROM QUEBEC!

    How did I know this? One of the personnel who work there approached me and warned me that they had a rotation of people fresh in from Quebec and that they were much much more rude than the regular Canadians, and that I should just ignore the rude ones and go about my business... haha




    Quebec= FAIL.
    That sucks man.