It started off like any other weekday…went to work and the only thing I could think about was leaving work and hitting the gym. Tick Tock – the clock moved extremely slow but then, suddenly, it’s go time!!! Oh yeah, here we go!
So I get to the gym and it must be “International Do Whatever George Fucking Does Day.” Everywhere I turn, there’s a newbie using the weights I need or trying to figure out how to use Hammer Strength machine. What the fuck!
I’m not one to go up to someone and ask ,”Hey bro, how many sets do you have left?” I don’t just stand around and wait for the next available weight to open up. No, not me. I can’t stand around and wait. I came to the gym to lift and lift I shall do.
I began with a workout I don’t normally do, but it works the muscles I wanted to focus on that day. Once I saw no more assholes curling in the squat rack, I went over and actually did what you’re supposed to do in the squat rack. Squat!
Now this is where gym etiquette comes in. I’m working hard; I’m sweating; I’m in the fucking zone. My only focus in the world is the weight in front of me and the thought of me moving it.
This is a peaceful time. A time some, like myself, look forward to everyday. Then, all of a sudden, some asshole newbie, whose wearing a gold chain and his hair slicked back from taking a bath in hair gel, taps me on the shoulders and says, “Hey, are you done?”
This is how you approach someone who is focused on the task at hand? Are you shitting me? I’ve been waiting for this all day.
In my head, I wanted to respond, “No asshole. I’m not done I am just getting started.” Since I noticed he was a newbie asshole, I bit my tongue and told him “No, I had a few sets left.”
Newbies should learn when and how to ask some one if they’re done with the squat rack or any other equipment at the gym. This shit pisses me off!
– Written by George