I never thought i would have a bad encounter in the gym. After all, i only workout in 60-90 minute intervals, and i always keep to myself. I consider my self abiding to the inherent laws within each gym (wiping down, sharing equipment).
Well that changed yesterday. About half way through the work out, i sat on a bench that was not occupied. I was planning on doing skull crushers, when all of a sudden the guy to the left of me starts screaming at me. "Im going to move my bench because you are obviously to stupid to realize that you have all the room in the gym but you choose to invade my space ... insert derrogatroy terms...I came to work out, not for this bull****." I was quite stunned, as i hadnt planned on pissing him off. I was close to him, but he had an enourmous amount of space to his left which he could have moved toward, while i had another bench to the right of me which was one with a bench bar so i couldnt move over. I hadnt hit him. In fact, i hadnt even started lifting. I just sat down on the ****ing bench. He starts yelling at me for a good 3 minutes, as if i am his son (i am 19 and this guy is pushing 40 years old). I try to say sorry, that it wasnt my intention to invade on his privacy, but he was so consumed by his emotions that developed over such a slight incident that he doesnt listen. It was embarressing. See, i wouldnt have cared had i been wrong. But i wasnt wrong. I dont even know why i apoligized (probably to avert further conflict). IF ANYTHING he was the one that was wrong. The set up looked something like this
|------Blank space-------||his bench| | my bench| |--|another bench|--|
It really put a damper on my ****ing day- in fact its still bothering me today. I dont know why. I also dont understand why he blew up in the ****ing gym over something like this. He proceeded to stare at me the rest of the time i was working out.
I know i shoudlnt worry about people like this, but it really bothered me to be blamed for something i know i didnt do wrong. I always see this guy in the gym too.
Anyone else have any bad experiences like this before ?