so i'm standing by the weight rack doing my standing lateral raises minding my business. I decided to forego the mp3 player because i planned on making it a short shoulders day. BIG MISTAKE.
up walks this stocky male, looked like a powerlifter. He stops within one foot of my arm movement stares at me smugly, and says,
"Do you know what you're doing?"
wtf? I rolled my eyes mumble yes, and try to continue with my w/o
"Well, what are you working?"
i stop, visably annoyed and say shoulders
"well why are you working your shoulders?"
"why are you asking me all these questions? i work my shoulders to work those muscles"
and then...the sexist statement of the day:
"why are you working your shoulders? That's very unladylike to have big shoulders"
I stop and I was extremely pissed off. I moved to another part of the gym.
I thought about letting it go but decided that I had to say something back to him. I spotted him a few moments later doing seating bicep curls. I mimick his walk and strut right up to him right in his view of the mirror. I sarcastically repeated all the things he said to me. He chuckled uncomfortably and eventually walked up to me and apologized.
I had to throw in the fact that he didn't bother to say those things to ANY of the males in the gym. Of course he denied that.
K, by no means am i saying im perfect. But there's a difference between constructive criticism and straight up ig-nant (beyond ignorance)
alright. just had to share that with somone.
Thread: Male Ego (rant)