I was thinking the other day that things have been pretty boring at the gym lately. All of my usual characters that I watch have been really well behaved lately, until yesterday. I'm not going to lie; I was pretty excited when Hat Guy started spouting off at the mouth and that's not even the best thing that happened. Janelle witnessed the best sister fight ever and I'm sad I missed it.
Let me just set the stage for ya: I was waiting for Janelle and doing some cardio when I get this text message from Janelle who was in the locker room changing.
"I'm scared to come out. There is a ghetto fight going on in here," and it was quickly followed by this text message, "OMG! I'm not kidding. I am running out so fast. Call the cops if I'm not out of here in a few."
I almost ran up to the locker room just to see a good fight, but Janelle was already charging down the hall with that you-will-never-believe-what-I-just-saw look on her face. After she settled herself down a little she says this, "So these sisters were screaming at each other."
I cut her off because I knew exactly who she was talking about. I saw these girls when I was coming into the gym and they were hard core white trash. (I hope I didn't just offend anyone by referring to people as white trash. If I did....my bad.)
So Janelle's story is as follows: These sisters are in the dressing room and they are yelling at each other. One of them is pregnant and apparently wants everyone to know about it. Not only that, she wants everyone to know that she was raped and that's why she's pregnant. The other sister is trying to get her to shut up and is reminding her that she said she didn't want anyone to know that she was raped so she probably shouldn't be screaming that in a big public area. The pregnant girl tells her so what because no one is in there. The non pregnant sister says that there is a girl in the dressing room (referring to Janelle). The pregnant girl says who cares and then wants to know why her mom is kicking her out of the house because she didn't do anything. Apparently they were screaming and cussing at each other and just accusing each other of all kinds of things. (Side note: if that girl was really raped, that sucks. I feel kinda bad for her, but she should have reported it and not be screaming in a public place all of her drama.)
After that whole story was shared we had to go over to the coed side of the gym to use the squat rack. My favorite guy, Hat Guy, was also over there. You can read all about him here and here. (That's right, he's so entertaining that he's had two blogs dedicated to the joy and shock that he brings into my life.)
Anyway, Hat Guy walks up to this other guy that is using the Smith machine and starts telling a story about using the Smith machine as a leg press earlier that day. His story is as follows, and I apologize for all the f-bombs this guy drops, but you just need to read it as I heard it, and you have to read it with a super loud voice because this guy can never talk in a normal, quiet voice.
"I was over here earlier doing some leg press work and I had 4 big fucking plates stacked on each side of this machine. I was grunting and working hard doing my workout and this punk ass kid comes over and tells me to quiet down."
Other dude that he's talking to, "Was it someone who works here."
"Fuck yea man, some punk ass kid."
"He's a manager."
"I don't give a fuck who he is. I'll tell them all to fuck off. I'm thinking, you try to push up these 8 plates. This shit is fucking heavy. This guy said that there were women complaining about the noise I was making. I don't give a fuck. You can't be quite while you're trying to lift that heavy. I bet he couldn't lift all that. That little punk. This is gym. It's not the fucking library. We don't have to be quiet here. This is a loud place. Put on some damn head phones."
"Good for you man. Someone needs to tell them what to do around here."
I was in shock the entire time I was listening to this him tell this story I was staring at Janelle mouthing, "Oh my god."
Those two events happening in one trip to the gym was almost more than I could handle. I think I was on such overload and not able to concentrate on my regular workout. I totally pulled a muscle in my leg. I think I was over stimulated from all the excitement. Now I have to sit around and ice my leg all day and night to make it better. Hopefully it will be better soon!