Barnmouse Blitherings

Letters to the Gym People (possibly with actual letters this time!)
April 24, 2007, 11:31 pm
Filed under: general wonderment, Public Humiliation, whineyness

To the guy walking on the treadmill beside me in socks,

*chanelling Bill Lumburgh* Yeeeaaaaahhh…kaaaayyy….I’m gonna have to go ahead and…yeeeaaahhh….ask you to just…just put your shoes back on. Kaaay? Yeeeaaaah. *takes sip from mug of coffee* Alrighty then.

*chanelling barnmouse* Seriously! Dude! Gross! Put your damn shoes back on. WTF?! You’re not in your house. Sure, there are membership dues, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to follow a couple of rules. They won’t even let you in the mini-mart without shoes on and you think it’s alright to kick off your shoes on the treadmill to let your feet air out? Umm. No?

Nose-scrunchingly Yours,

And that’s not even the weirdest thing about this guy. When I got there, he had both shoes on and was walking like there was no tomorrow. Then, after I had been there about 10 minutes or so, he stops the treadmill, steps off and turns around and sits on it, breathing like he’s about to have a heart attack or something. At this point, I’m starting to worry. Am I going to have to call an ambulance? Then, to my surprise, he gets back up on the treadmill and starts up that same crazy pace again. Only this time….he’s only got one shoe on.

Huh? I have to tell myself not to stare.

About 3 minutes into his second workout, he slows the pace down a bit and then kicks off his other shoe. Right about now, I’m seriously considering just leaving. I don’t think I can NOT laugh anymore. Luckily, he leaves after about 10 more minutes, but not after using the “floor” of the treadmill as a seat again, breathing like he’s got a 3 pack a day habit.


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Dude, what gym is this?

Comment by Beth

It’s a brand new one, believe it or not!! I mean, I almost, almost wouldn’t care so much, but HELLO!! Brand new gym!!! Keep yer damn shoes on man! LOL

Comment by barnmouse

What in the hell is wrong with him?? One shoe????

Comment by Arlene

And really, you need to be taking pictures and/or videos. Please and thank you.

Comment by Arlene

arlene – I KNOW!!!! What the hell?! That’s what I was thinking when I was watching him. And I know I should totally take pictures! I haven’t figured out how to be all stealth with my video camera while on the elliptical yet. LOL But maybe I should try taking pics with my camera phone. I could pretend to be one of the cool gym people who is so important they have to be on the phone all the time. Hee!

Comment by barnmouse

Ok I was seriously laughing out loud to myself while reading this! Good thing I’m home alone…

Comment by I'm really not that angry.....

not that angry – I know you’re new to blogging (great blog, btw), but it’s a special moment when you just can’t help yourself and laugh your butt off with your s/o sitting next to you looking at you like you’re crazy! LOL Ever since I started reading blogs, that’s happened to me more times than I can count!

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