Because of my love for the sitcom “Friends,” my theme this month is dedicated to them. The title of every sitcom started with “The One Where.”
I use to be a member to Lifetime Fitness. If any of you are aware of this gym, then you know it’s pretty big and expensive. To me, it’s not worth the cost. But I’m someone that prefers to work out alone or with my kids. However, I joined because I like to dance. They had these two instructors that could dance and put a smile on your face for the entire hour of class.
For some reason or another, I started taking night classes, and I wish I never had. Totally messed up my mojo, and I met some awful folks with nasty attitudes. You know the type, judgy, fussy, gossipy, and a little working out in between.
Oh, I know you probably thought I was talking about the members! No ma’am.
Well, they were too, but the trainers were worse. A few of them had sale tactics that will make you want to slap the hell out of them. For instance, there was this one trainer that had the smallest ankles and calves and a little belly that would poke out quite regularly. But yet he had the nerve to stand around and judge all the women that walked past him.
This one day, I was running late for one of my classes, so I was jogging up the stairs. When I reached the top, I looked up, and there he was. Just standing there ready to attack. I felt my skin crawl, and my upper lip started to jump. It always does that when I’m around scum.
Then right when I get away from him…. he struck!
He said, in a low sarcastic tone, “wow, you lost a lot of weight, why can’t you always look like that?”
My moment had arrived, and I wish I could say that a bad word or two didn’t come out, but I simply can’t. The jerk was shocked, speechless, and embarrassed when I said all I NEEDED to say.
After our talk, he tried to smooth things over for 6 months, but all he received was my finger.
Finally, he pulled his foot out of his mouth and apologized. He said that he learned a lot from our interaction and will be more mindful of his word choice.
The truth is he can be as mindful as he likes. But he will always be an ASS!
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!