I don't know if anyone else has ever come across people in the gym like this, but it annoyed me enough to post and see what others thought!
I went down to the YMCA today to go in the Life Circuit Room (basically the smaller fitness room with air conditioning that you pay extra for) and I hopped on the elliptical like I usually do. About 10 minutes into my workout, two women walked in IN STREET CLOTHES, jeans, etc. One was a little smaller than me and one was a little larger. At first, I just thought "Oh, okay, they might just be in here testing the waters or they might be waiting for their next paycheck to get some workout clothes, etc." I personally don't see how someone couldn't rub their inner thighs RAW like that with the jeans, but whatever. They hopped on the ellipticals next to me and started talking... a lot. Not really pedaling so much as chatting... Fine...
After they spent 2 or 3 minutes on the elliptical, they hopped off and went down at the other end of the room and I didn't see them again until I went to do my upper body weight lifting routine where I saw one of them sitting there on an exercise bike, bored, slouched over like a bored high school kid in math/history class, pulling her phone out of her pocket and calling people! While exercising! Is this normal? Do people actually do this?
The only reason this annoyed me was because I figure that if you're going to go to the gym and spend your time there, you might as well actually be somewhat serious about it and not wear jeans and start calling your best gal-pals while you half-attempt to pedal an exercise bike.
I'm probably over-reacting and someone's probably going to come over and put me in my place, but I just thought I'd send this out there anyway to see if anyone else has ever had this experience.