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Sunday, October 30, 2011

There's A Crazy Lady At The Gym!!!

   
Yes, my friends, there is a whack-a-doo at my gym, and she almost always works out when I am there.  I have even tried showing up a bit later or a tad earlier, and it is like La Loca changes her plans when I do.  It is infuriating. 
   
She is an older woman, not old, but definitely not a contemporary of mine.  She works out with a DiscMan, which I find to be highly entertaining.  She keeps a stack of CDs in her locker and listens to Mozart and other classical music during her workout.  Yeah, strange.  She wears the old school headphones with the headband-like thing connecting the two earpieces.  After she has been working out for a bit, she puts a little towel between the headband and her head... I assume to keep her hair from getting too sweaty and from getting a mark.  I would suggest actually showering after a workout to alleviate this issue, but who am I to judge? 
   
She typically works out on the treadmill behind me.  She bangs her hands on the sensors as she walks and jogs- over and over again.  And she SINGS- out loud.  She doesn't sing words, rather, she opts for something more like, "LAAA DEE DA, DEE DAAAAA, DAAAAA, DAAAAHHHHHHH"!  It is almost enough to turn me into a crazy lady as well.  I have come close to saying something to her, but crazy is crazy.  Maybe I'd be better maintaining my distance.  On Thursday she dropped her DiscMan while on the treadmill.  It was just way too difficult for her to cope with, and she wound up falling- feet in the air- when trying to retrieve the DiscMan.  I watched this entire episode in the mirror and actually giggled when I saw her feet positioned somewhere above her ears- coupled with her constant F-bombing.  Sorry, but it is the truth.  In case the image of the woman with the towel on top of her head, feet in the air, was not enough for all of you in Blogland, I will leave you with one more.  The cord connecting the earphones to the device is very long- maybe 8 feet or so.  Once she moves onto lifting and stretching, the fun really begins.  She places the DiscMan on the floor and just drags it around like a little puppy on a leash.  She walks from machine to machine with this DiscMan dragging on the floor, following obediently all the while!  It would really be funny to watch if she didn't aggravate me so.  I wish I could complain to management, but I really doubt this would do much good.

14 comments:

RockBand Barbie said...

New follower here. That woman sounds very entertaining to me...for some reason I am amused by crazy :-)

A.J. said...

That makes me think of the geriatric lady in my Zumba class who doesn't quite get the class or the concept of personal space. For the most part I would be with you and find her incredibly annoying, but that bit about dragging the Discman around like a puppy --- that's just awesomely weird and amusing.

greenie said...

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Rachel said...

Are you sure that she isn't French? I am pretty sure I have multiple of those crazy people at my gym...

JRD said...

Wow...just - wow. That is a whole new brand of crazy. Sheesh.

Cat said...

She sounds like a piece of work. I seriously wondered how people worked out before iPods, but now I guess we know.

banded bella said...

LMAO Love it.....OMG so funny.

Melissa Wolf said...

Nora, being a native New Yorker, I'll give you my one essential subway-riding rule (applicable in many situations where crazy is involved!): Make NO eye contact. (She sounds pretty harmless if annoying! In fact, how did my mother make it to London to work out and then get home in time to pick up my kids at school?! )

Dani said...

I wish she went to my gym- just once anyway!! What a laugh:)

Amanda said...

lololol! I think I might take a diskman on April Fools Day!

MandaPanda said...

Wowzer! Makes me think I made the right decision cancelling my gymp membership. LOL

Andrea said...

Wow, she really is crazy!!! I would probably be mad too, but it's really funny! You should capture a video for us sometime. Haha!

Ronnie said...

LOL, that's awesome. I would find that terribly amusing... if it weren't so tragic. That poor DiscMan... bein' drug around like that. It isn't right.

trisha said...

LOL the mental images I got over this was just TOO much!! lol I agree with whomever posted about sneaking a video - you just gotta!! LOL