Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Hit on at Gym?


I think I’ve been hit on – by a girl….
Ok it’s probably happened before – but I’m usually so oblivious to it that other people have to tell me what I missed.

I was in my own little bubble heading for the water cooler between sets, when this decidedly cute, blonde and brand new staff member at my gym stands in my way. I initially think that maybe I’ve been doing something wrong with my training that she might want to correct, but she doesn’t. She asks me about my day, about how things are. I tell her I’m comfortably exhausted, having also just done a swim squad session, and am now working through my weights. She tells me she loves that feeling of comfortable fatigue after exercising, but that she can’t swim more than 12 laps. She’s more a runner. I tell her I have started to run recently, but I’m more a swimmer. She asks if I compete, and I tell her I do ocean swim races in summer, that they’re a good focal point for training. She asks me about what swim squads they have for adults at the pool and if they have stroke correction. While I tell her, I’m thinking – *um shouldn’t she be able to tell me this?* And she then says – ‘I should be the one who knows all this’. We move on to the prospect of doing triathlons and the complexities of same… Somewhere in this she has asked my name, and given hers, when I confirm again at the end of the conversation she recalls that if you repeat a new name 3 times you’ll remember it – and goes on to repeat mine and use it repetitively in the parting few sentences where she finds out I come to the gym regularly on days she works…

I make it to the cooler and back to my weights, and wonder where that all came from. But I like the interaction, more than I get with most people at the gym these days. I’m left wondering if she was being a really friendly and helpful staff member – or was it possibly more?

9 comments:

Sue said...

Here is a story about when my husband got hit on at our local Y:
http://fairviewsue.blogspot.com/2006/04/hot-time-in-sauna.html

Geoff & Terry said...

Hell all I ever got is a very drunk cougars trying to pick me up at a bar one night..."Leaving so early???".

Nothing against cougars as I think I am one myself ;)...it just kind of caught me by suprise!
G

Martin said...

Babe - look in the mirror, of course she was hitting on you ;-)

I love it when that happens - my favourite is their expresions when they realise you are gay. IT happened to me on Friday evening at a gay bar - I don't know what the poor girl was thinking, but at least I got a free drink out of it...

Sam said...

If jealousy's a curse, consider me cursed! This doesn't happen to me at the gym - possibly because I'm working out in a third-world country - but it doesn't happen at home either! To paraphrase 80's Scandinavian sensation Roxette: "He's got the look" - 'tis a pity more of us (apparently) don't. When are you triathlon-ing? I'm keen - let me know!
- Sam

Trevor said...

Sue: it seems your husband was quite upset by his being hit on - I don't think I'd have been.

Geoff: What exactly is a cougar?

Martin: You're too kind. I don't think she knows I'm gay yet. So I'll have to wait and see if it comes to that...

Sam: If this doesn't happen to you then you've tripped over a LOT of people (men and women)without realising it... Triathlon... hmm... I could be convinced (despite seemingly developing a heel injury this week). I'll have to up my training on the bike - which is currently nil...

Sue said...

A cougar is an older woman who preys on younger men.

Jessica said...

Biking's fun! Go for it!

Geoff & Terry said...

Thanks Sue...

Here is another definition from the www.cougerhunters.ca website which is actually a website for younger guys seeking to locate a cougar...seems that it is a two way street:)

"The Cougar is a common term for a forty-something woman who’s single, financially secure, and always on the lookout for relationships with younger men. The term is common pop-culture parlance, especially in bar talk. Unlike the cougars of the wild, this species ignores all older, softer, and more veteran prey; it seeks only the young, strong and athletic".

And another from Urbancougar.com:

"it's not a stigma, it's a sophisticated species of female who seeks the pleasure of younger males. She avoids the entanglements of a "relationship," in favor of the freedom of the hunt.

She has overcome the taboos related to her sexual identity, embraced her true self, and now lives her life to its fullest. Always one for adventure, she knows what she wants and isn't afraid to get it!"

This website is a celebration of the urbancougar lifestyle, the women who embody it, and the prey who love them for it!

And where cougars find their boys online: http://www.gocougar.com

There is someone out there for everyone :)

G

Geoff & Terry said...

Sam appears to suffer horribly from that oh so terrible affliction of not knowing how cute he is and the sequelae of people being too shy to approach him because they think he is so cute that he would not be interested in them....arghh...trully cursed ;)

There it is all said!

xo to all
G