Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What is it with creepy dudes at the gym? Creepy dudes who stare at you the entire time you are on the treadmill. The Problem is - even though I wanted to move - a) I didn't want to let him get to me AND b) I was afraid I might offend him or hurt his feelings!!!!! WHAT IS THAT? Do you have any idea how uncomfortable it is to run while someone stares at you? It's not right.

I remember my mom saying that when she and my dad used to argue he would sit and stare at her. I told her to paint eyes on her eyelids and stare back - but in actuality fall asleep like that. Sure fire way to win a staring contest. Perhaps I could employ this technique somehow with creepy man. But if I close my eyes on the treadmill, I WILL fall off.

Having gone away to consult my mother about the matter --- I return with a new plan, next time I will pretend to pick my nose. It will either, a) give him a reason to stare, or b) make him look away because it's yucky. PERFECT. (then I can just tell everyone else I was just dusting like Babs!)

16 comments:

Slyde said...

oh, that was YOU?

sorry, next time i'll look away..

Kat said...

Just fart.

oh and question. If a little person puts on high heels does it make them feel like a Nib?

elizabeth said...

Slyde - your sense of humour is at least... consistent. lol.

Kat - I CAN'T fart! Never learned how!

Do you mean a midget? ARRRRRGGHHHH!

Melanie said...

i do close my eyes while I am working out. I found out there is an elyptical machine outside where i work out. So I go out there, because there are only 2 and I can jam and act like a spaz!

I have to have music to pound out the 45 mins on the elyptical, or i give up.

next time look at him and say MANNERS!!!!! and wear a fake wedding ring. ;-)

elizabeth said...

Mel - If i closed my eyes when I worked out I would totally biff - it's all I can do to keep my balance with my eyes open, lol.

I wonder if he'd get it if I said MANNERS to him? Might work.

As for the ring - funny you should mention that, I usually wear a fake one. It's ridiculously gaudy. Like HUGE and sparkly. Women stop me to tell me how nice it is, I'm like "Yep. EBAY. 10 bucks." Then I march away leaving them looking all shock-ed. LMAO!

B.E. Earl said...

Maybe it was a blind dude and he didn't realize he was "staring" in your direction. Maybe.

elizabeth said...

Could be... but he was wearing glasses...

kaylee said...

LOL I hate that too! and me a cool chick? Well I guess I am honored to hear that :P

elizabeth said...

Yes you kaylee - I mean really. You are.

Real Live Lesbian said...

You should tell one of the big burly guys up front and let them "speak" to him. I'm a regular at a gym and they don't tolerate the pervs.

Or I could just come over and crush him for ya with my big muscles! ;)

WildbillthePirate said...

As a member of the: short, balding, middle-aged & exercise- deprived group, I formally apologise for that man's behavior.

That said,we as a group,haven't figured out that we should pay attention to the business of getting in shape, not trying to girl-watch.

When you are a member of my group, you either diet & Exercise, use Rogaine (or a wig), get contacts and see if that will make any woman interested in talking/dating/etc... or you don't and live with the fact that just about nobody wants to look/talk/etc.. with you.

elizabeth said...

As not to offend I have removed the "bald" description from the post - since really that was NOT the point. He just made me uncomfortable - that's all. Maybe the reason he was staring at me was that I reminded him of his sister or something ;-)
Anyways - point is I didn't mean to offend anyone. I'm sorry if I did.

Hullaballoo said...

Sounds really creepy. Luckily the guys at my gym aren't like that. I can see how off putting that would be. I just have tunnel vision about exercising, head down, ipod on and ignore everyone else.

Your post made me laugh. I came to visit via John's Blog.

elizabeth said...

Yes - I think today I will employ the same idea.

Glad you came to visit!

Hullaballoo said...

My pleasure Elizabeth. Feel free to drop by my blog any time you fancy a chat.

January is for reaching out and making new friends, it would just be really dreary otherwise.

elizabeth said...

Cheers! I agree.