Well, I had a truly disturbing experience at the gym this morning. While getting ready for the day, a woman was prepping for a swim next to me. Not unusual. Except this lady was so large (400+ pounds, easy) she had to sit while doing her prep work. She sat in a chair, butt-naked, in the middle of the main walkway letting out these, almost constant, loud grunts of exertion. Tie back her hair, grunt. Bend over, grunt. Lift her arms, grunt. Step into her swimsuit, grunt.
At this point I’m thinking, “okay, she’s a little obnoxious, but good for her getting to the gym!” Then she stood up.
There on the chair was the largest, nastiest, skid-mark I have ever seen. Thank goodness she had put down a towel first, or the chair would have been ruined. I waited for the lady to deal with the issue, but she just walked off and left it there! Chair in the middle of the walkway, huge skid-mark for everyone to see. The implications are horrifying: a) what if the cleaning staff just wash the towel and throw it back into circulation, b) how much feces is this woman going to leave floating in the pool water?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of any person who pursues fitness. And I’m sure it must be extremely embarrassing to be so large you can’t properly wipe your behind, but to leave your soiled linens in the middle of the locker room for someone else to clean up? That’s disgusting and inexcusable.
I was so grossed out by the sight and smell (YES, THE SKID-MARK WAS SO LARGE IT FILLED THE LOCKER ROOM WITH ITS STENCH) that I wasn’t able to stomach breakfast. Ick.