Reason #2334234 why going to the gym sucks: people like this. Really lady? It's not bad enough that I feel like I'm going to have congestive heart failure after 4 minutes on the treadmill but now I've got to compete with this chick going Dance Dance Revolution next to me? And kudos to the dude and woman that are flanking this chick and are keeping their eyes forward. I don't think I could maintain that type of composure. Which is exactly why when I go on a treadmill I look for one with NO ONE around it. Because if someone goes next to me and ramps it up higher than me I have to increase my speed too. Like one time I had just broken into a jog with the treadmill set at 8.5 (read: 5.0) and this kid on the South High cross country team jumps on next to me and bumps it up to 12.5 without even blinking. Kid was running like T1000 from Terminator 2. I had a better chance of riding home from the gym on a unicorn than keeping pace with that guy. He may still be running right now 4 months later. So to say I'd be thrown of by this lady would be an understatement.
So I think this gym needs to add an addendum to the basic gym rules of "No swearing" and "Wipe down all equipment after use" that includes "No break dancing on the cardio equipment." And while we're at it can we outlaw vending machines at the gym too? Like what is that all about. Talk about entrapment. Nothing like busting your ass at the gym and then on the way out having Snickers and Twix bars staring you in the face. And I'm 200% the guy that proceeds to eat 5,000 calories after doing 7 minutes of cardio. (with chocolate stuck to my cheek) Lay off me I worked out today!
PS: What is creepier here, this woman dancing or some dude behind her videotaping people at the gym?
Double PS: Was that Barbie Girl she was dancing too?! Never mind then. Everyone knows you can't be held accountable for what happens when that song comes on. Everyone. So consider my words redacted!