It’s not like I was hitting on Miss Elliptical. [singlepic id=63 w=320 h=240 float=right]I was just making small talk. The TV was on CNN and she didn’t have any headphones on, so I said, “Nothing like a G-20 Summit to motivate you at the gym!”
She gave me a prissy look and said, “I don’t think they play the news to motivate us. You have to bring your own motivation.”
What does she work for, Nike? I said, “I must have missed that sign on the door. I saw the one that said ‘Be prepared to show your membership ID’ but the one that said, ‘Be prepared to bring your own motivation’ must have been at the sign repair shop.”
She said, “Wow, that was a really long and complicated comeback.”
She had me. All I could think of was “So’s your face,” but I didn’t say it. Instead I just said, “Looks like you’re busy here so I’ll just leave you alone. Go South Korea!” And I walked away.
At the free weights it was all guys. I bet they would have appreciated my comments about the G-20 Summit.
Moral of the story: Girls at the gym are apparently members of the “Don’t Talk To Me, I’m Working” Union of Waitresses, Exercisers & Airplane Book Readers, Local 545.