Tonight I went to the gym at around 10pm. It was pretty empty - this was good, what I wanted. I got on an elliptical machine, turned on my ipod and within seconds I was no longer at the gym, I was at a dance party. It was fantastic & I was having the best workout I've had in a long time and then a man (We'll call him Super Cologne Man - SCM) came & started working out on the elliptical beside me. Illusion popped, dance party over, workout in effect.
okay I know that anyone can use any machine they want to at the gym, but SCM jumping the elliptical neighboring mine was annoying for a variety of reasons. First of all he obviously ruined my private dance party and on top of that he was wearing this a ridiculous amount of very stinky cologne. But why the machine right next to mine? There were like 10 other ones available through out the gym.
Did I mention that he attempted to make small talk too? "Working hard?" he says.
"I'm sorry, what?" I say as i take one ear bud out, he repeats, I fake laugh while saying yes and try to find my dance party.
But I digressed and made the situation entertaining. For the remainder of the time I invented stories about SCM being a serial dater who goes to the gym latenight to meet women.