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Well after 10 years in the gym, it finally happened
« on: June 30, 2016, 08:12:45 PM »
My program gave me a couple optional exercises at the end, so I chose to work arms, specifically CGBP SS seared decline DB curls. Got my CGBP set up and did my 1st set, 155, so a 45 and 10 on each end. Left all my stuff and walked 10 feet to the DB area to do some curls, took maybe 2 minutes.

Came back and rested a minute, wrapped my wrists and lifted off, WTF - felt horribly wrong, got it back on the racks and jumped up. Someone had removed the collar and the 10 from the side I wouldn't see while approaching the bar. I'm not prone to flying off the handle but left my wraps on getting madder and madder  as I was finding a 10 and a collar. I got my bar reset and decided to call out the guy. I went over and found the likely suspect with the EZ Curl and some 10's on it. He had earbuds in, taller Asian guy..

"Did you take the 10 and the collar off that bar I was lifting with???"
"Oh man, I'm so sorry, were you still using it?"
"You could have really hurt me or someone else!"

Several other exchanges of me admonishing him and him apologizing. Very small venue, pretty big scene, everyone stopped to watch.

I have more to the story, but will follow up later in ArchAngel style.
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Re: Well after 10 years in the gym, it finally happened
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 08:23:49 PM »
What in the hell was he thinking? Were you still using it??? Really?? I guess it was the last 10 and collar in the gym. Cot damn idiots.
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Re: Well after 10 years in the gym, it finally happened
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 08:42:27 PM »
Our last gym some bitch did that to Lisa while she was resting between sets on squats. Took a plate right off her bar. Then stood there yapping with someone and I walked right up and took it back and they started talking about me.

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Re: Well after 10 years in the gym, it finally happened
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 09:10:39 PM »
After the exchange, the guy's friend asked him what he did and he said he took a weight off the bar I was using, even his friend was admonishing him. The guy kept saying "but he walked away!"

So, my towel in on the bench, my journal is beside the bench, my straps are beside the bench, an imbecile can see someone is using that bench and the bar is loaded.

He'll never do that again I'm thinking.

I'll jump to part 3. I decide to finish with hammer preacher DB Curls. As I finish up my workouts I like to put away stuff I'm done with between sets. So I leave the 30lb DB I was using next to the bench, and bring my wraps to my backpack. Come back and, no 30 lb dumbell. I thought maybe I just put it away. I go to grab another, end up with a 27.5 and this guy walks up to me and says "hey, sorry I needed this, you can have it back" holding the dumbell. It was actually heavier than what I wanted, so I just said, "No Man, I'm fine with this." ::)
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Re: Well after 10 years in the gym, it finally happened
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 10:15:44 AM »
I would not have let the 2nd guy (in part 3) even finish his fucking sentence.
"hey, sorry I needed this, you can have it baaa"

WHUMP!

I woulda speared him just like good old Bill wanted to do to me.
Send that fukker flying into the DB rack
and then stand over him, pointing and yelling

"Sorry, I needed to do that."

Then I'd address the whole gym, gesturing to the man lying groaning
"Y'all mutherphuckers see this??
This is what happens when you steal my weights.

Class dismissed."


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Re: Well after 10 years in the gym, it finally happened
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 12:03:58 PM »
Nevermind that he took the weights off a bar that you were using -- I could have overlooked that -- but doing it asymmetrically is downright despicable and dangerous.   And finding two collars in my gym can be a challenge sometimes, so someone taking my collar would be a worse offense than taking my weights.

I never had trouble with that kind of thing until a couple of weeks ago when it happened twice, both times with some teenagers who I'd never seen there before and haven't seen since.  Once during BP and once during OHP, I left my towel draped over the bar while I went to the water fountain, and came back to find a kid taking weights off of my bar.  I told them "I will re-rack the weights, that's how you'll know I'm done."
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 12:06:26 PM by tobymax »
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Re: Well after 10 years in the gym, it finally happened
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 03:24:01 PM »