10/25/07

I remember why I hate the gym in the morning...

"and she has to be AT LEAST 100lbs overweight!" ...because the gossipy gaggle of gym gals have nothing better to talk about than someone else worse off than themselves who they should be giving advice to and looking down upon, of course. I was subject to this conversation, as these women were having a LOUD conversation ACROSS the locker room about some man and his wife. She apparently shouldn't be overweight based on his lifestyle and his cooking, blah blah, so it must be HER snacking habits and choices made out his sight...because apparently he's quite the nasty food critic, watching everything you eat and giving his two cents about it. EXCUSE ME? pot - kettle - black. Women, you're sitting there being all judgy mcjudgersons yourselves, having a big ol' conversation about him at the gymbo for all to hear and not giving a damn about who's in earshot who may know this person. Or who may have been 100lbs overweight at one point in their life, ate well-balanced meals that their families prepared and was a sneak-eater themselves. Because she stood their in absolute HORROR wondering how many people had conversations JUST LIKE THAT about her in locker rooms and she never ever knew about it....

17 comments:

Shirls said...

I hate to say it but years ago when I worked at a plus sized clothing store, the staff would make fun of anyone "average" sized that came in the store, making rude comments about them not having enough stores to shop in at the mall, and obviously having no clue what store they were in.. etc. It got really nasty...

and I wonder why it still is such a mental jump for me to walk into a "regular" sized store and not feel like I'm being gawked at...

what I'm saying are people always have their judgements, some just voice them out loud and are incredibly rude about it...

Sara said...

I hear what you are saying about hearing stuff like that and then thinking about yourself. Some "friends" of mine have made fun of people who are the same size as I was before I lost weight, and it always makes me wonder what the hell they thought of me then. But that is why they are friends in quotation marks.

Amuldoon said...

Friggin women at the gym eh? I can't believe how unbelievably catty some women can be... but then again, I had a little cat in my post this morning, but that was for a completely different reason.

I need to do more co-ed activities I think.. :)

katieo said...

oh. So sad and hurtful!

(and I know this is not a silly post, but seriously Marie, I laughed out loud at "judgy mcjudersons!")

Wheebs said...

Wow...some people are awful, eh? It's pretty sad when the only conversation you can think to have is about someone else's body.

jodi said...

some people are just plain stupid... it would've taken a lot for me to keep my mouth shut, that's for sure... ugh!

marie said...

katieo - you probably would have laughed at my face in the locker room too. I had an evil look of disgust on my face that you can't help but titter at out of sheer discomfort.

teehee - i wrote titter.

and it did take all I had not to say anything, but at the same time I don't know the situation they were talking about completely so who am I to butt in with my two cents as I felt I would be no better than them.

All I could think about is the conversations that happen like this everywhere behind our backs and we never ever heard about them...

Jen said...

oh god...that is ridiculous!!! There is NOTHING I hate more than catty women...I have had to sit through a conversation where a woman referred to another woman as a friggin whale, surprised she could move, she must weigh well over 200 lbs...blah blah blah...as I sat there at over 300 lbs...thanks, bitch.

Anyway, sometimes it's just nice to know that regardless of how small and fit some people are that they are still just friggin idiots...

eurydice said...

that is really pathetic. i'm lucky that at my gym that doesn't really happen. or maybe it does - i'm always wearing my earphones! but i haven't seen any girlie groups working out together.

i love seeing people of all shapes and sizes at the gym - espcecially overweight people. it must take courage to face the music and start something good.

my roommate refused to join a gym up until a few months ago because she was worried that people would laugh at her being so out of shape (she's thin, just... out of shape). are people really so judgy!?

Bi0nicw0man said...

it goes right back to that old saying:

"I may be fat, but you're stupid and I can exercise."

People so have nothing better to talk about sometimes. Lame.

Angie All The Way said...

bitches.

This is my gossip thery: I'm 100% certain the people who gossip at someone else's expense ("the gossipors")are doing so purely for an ego and self-esteem boost to make themselves feel superior - because the person to whom they are spouting the gossip ("the gossipee") is normally in agreement with what the gossipor is saying and therefore the gossipor now feels validated and better about themselves from the gossipee.

:-P

soap box girl said...

Mean people suck. I mean really, what good can come from a conversation like that? Ugh!

Chubby Chick said...

People can be so cruel and judgmental. I always wonder how many people make cruel comments about me. I think this is one of the reasons I've never been comfortable working out in public.

Anonymous said...

I hate the gym any time of the day because there is always, and I mean always some chick who thinks the whole damn world wants to see her naked. Really, do you have dry your hair NAKED, I don't care what kind of bikini wax you get, I don't want to see it, and please when you sit on the bench, use a towel. And most importantly, when you choose to dry your leg, DO NOT lift it up on the bench, there are far to many mirrors in a locker change room ..... you can't avoid the view.

Mojo

marie said...

AMEN, Mojo! AMEN!

Mary said...

The fear of meeting people like this is one of the reasons that I don't join a gym. Then again, they're not limited to gyms.
I took some classes at a community college where the cafeteria overlooked the swimming pool. One lunchtime I was horrified to overhear a moronic couple at the next table making fun of the swimmers in the pool. (This college had a fitness class for disabled people: anyone who was paraplegic, who'd had a stroke, etc.) The really sad part was that I had met a lot of people in this class, who had a lot more class, to say nothing of brains, than the couple making the jokes.

Mel said...

People suck! Sorry you had to deal with it first thing in the morning. Prime example of why I struggle finding girlfriends cause they are so freakin' catty.

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