I’ve been going the gym three days a week in an effort to keep my neck injury from 2007 under control, manage stress, feel better, etc.. All the usual reasons.
It’s always an interesting study in behavior when I go, especially in the locker room. The gym is in my office building, so it’s super-convenient for me to drop off my crap, head downstairs, and sweat it all out before I hit the Digital Salt Mines.
Back to the locker room. I am not shy when I am in there; I have to undress, and I don’t feel compelled to cover up for everyone else just because I don’t know them. There’s no parading and acting a fool, but again- not going to wear a burka just to avoid embarrassing others.
The other day I was in the gym preparing to shower, and another woman came in just behind me to do the same. As soon as she saw me getting ready to change, she grabbed her stuff and ran around the corner. So I undressed, grabbed my towel, and headed to the shower. She then ran back to the changing area to avoid me in the shower area.
I get that not everyone is 100% comfy in places like this, but really? What are you so afraid of that you needed to HIDE? I’d never laid eyes on this gal before that day and I certainly wasn’t paying close attention to her when in the locker room. And I don’t think this was a case of homophobic craziness, but what do I know.
Humans. Never a dull moment.