Friday, February 12, 2010

A Frightening Sight At The Gym

Ok, so today, I'm at the gym, and I saw something really fuckin' frightening.

The gym I go to is full of frightening sights, to be sure. The free weight room looks like a god damned prison yard. I'm always surprised when I walk out of there without someone having put a shiv between my ribs.

And besides that we have a bunch of other strange shit going on.

We've got a Persian guy who talks to himself while he works out.

We've got a dude with Tourette's Syndrome and serious doubts about his own sexual identity.

We've got a retarded guy who counts really slowly, really loudly, up to eight on every set of reps, only to stop in confusion, cuz he can't remember the next number, and then finally, NIHHHNNNNEE! TEN!

But, all of that, while somewhat frightening in a David Lynch kind of way, is merely amusing to me.

Today I saw something downright disturbing.

They've got this new rule at the gym; everyone has to carry a towel around so that no one has to experience each other sweat while they are working out. The idea is you are supposed to hang the towel on the weight machine, or the bench press board, while you do your reps, and then, maybe, wipe it down a bit before you go on to the next machine.

But, some people take the idea to the extreme. Some people sit on their fucking towel.

And, if that's not bad enough, today I saw a dude go over to a machine that had just been used, wipe down the seat where the previous dudes ass had been, do his reps, and then proceed to use the towel to wipe the sweat from his face.

Oh, the humanity.

I mean, think of the fecal flora soaking through those gyms shorts, coated in the viscous sweat which serves as a kind of incubator for ecoli and other bacteria. Dude wiped that stuff up and rubbed it on his face.

Seriously, you might as well just do THIS.

And, after that, we need a real palette cleanser, don't we?

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Blogger The Fu2rman said...


Thank you for that palette cleansing pic, I needed that!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Peter Dengler said...

It is friggin' disgusting, but, you know, we gotta tell the truth here at the After Party blog.

8:45 PM  

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