Ok, so I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I think at times there’s a little too much nudity in the locker room. Is naked makeup, hair drying or talking to your friend with one leg up on the bench while naked really necessary?
I know it’s a gym, and yes we strip to change and shower, and yes applying makeup and moisturizing lotion or sun screen are for the most part a good idea. But most people can do it with their underwear or a towel on, so why not everyone. Or at least have the courtesy to keep both legs on the ground and your rear away from people’s faces when you are bending over and changing nearby. Also it might be a good idea to throw some underwear on before you bend over to moisturize your legs and feet, or for some bizarre reason decide to have a naked pre-shower stretching session by the lockers. Oh, and if it’s not too much to ask then also limit the use of the hair dryer to the hair on your head, thank you it would be much appreciated.
I usually don’t spend much time at the locker room and when I do I’m usually rather self-absorbed or have my head phones and music to keep me busy as I head to the privacy of the shower, which is probably why I don’t notice a lot of things. But today I didn’t have this with me and it was unusually crowded with rude naked people. The funny thing is that our gym has a modesty rule, but I guess that like most other rules don’t seem to apply in the locker room.
Also, the use of cell phones is not permitted in the locker room which is good because most phones now are equipped with cameras and well quite frankly most of us would like our less than perfect nude bodies to stay off social media while we change. Still there are some people who sit down, chat away on their cells sprawled buck-naked on the bench and still give you the evil eye when you politely ask them to move aside so you can get to your locker.
Maybe it was just a weird day, or the fact that I had just worked out with the crappy gym music as I forgot to bring my own, but today all this particularly annoyed me. But honestly, is it too much to ask to put some underwear on or throw a towel over your ass so it doesn’t come inches away from other people’s faces when you stop to chat with others in the locker room. Also, I know strong is beautiful and some of you work hard for your bodies to look amazing naked, but guess what, they’ll still look incredible with underwear there’s even a little empire called Victoria Secret built around that theory.
Well, that’s my rant for the day, now I think I need a cookie! Darn why is Sunday so far away??? *sigh* I guess a Rocky Road protein shake will have to do for now 🙂 But please next time you’re in the locker room at your gym if you’re going to promenade or preen around naked be considerate don’t be that guy or girl who exposes people to more of you than they ever want to see. Also if you’re going to sit on the bench naked, you might want to towel it up to avoid getting or spreading the germ-fest and fungi that can thrive on those gym surfaces…just saying.