Here is a problem with life that I have. Many of you who read this probably have never even been in a gym in which you work out in before but maybe you have. I hope you have. Working out is healthy and helps you rest peacefully and fully at night.
Anyways, here is my problem with the gym/work out room. I go to the YMCA in the city that I have lived in for close to 20 years, attended two highschools in and two colleges. I am bound to see someone I know. Heck, you put me in a room anywhere in the city with more than thirty people in it I know someone.
So I walk into a weightroom, headphones on- check, sleeveless shirt- check, hard attitude- check, social skills…… no check. I can’t socialize with people at the gym. A. I have nothing to say to them because my mind is still hanging out three exercises behind whatever exercise I am doing. B. If it is someone I only sort of know then I will say hi. Here, however, is the problem. Once the initial hellos are said it is inevitble that I will more than likely pass that person a good ten or fifteen times before it is my time to leave. Awkward. What do you say? Hey, I noticed you on the bench press earlier. Nice pecks…
Ain’t nobody know what to say. So most of the time I end up dishing out a lot of head nods in a lot of directions. I mean Kid Rock is usually blaring in my ears making it impossible to even have good convo. So if I happen to run into you at the gym just keep in mind that I am usually not that socially handicapped. I just get bashful and awkward around weights and water fountains.