His Opinion Carries No Weights

| KY, USA | Bad Behavior, Bigotry, Health & Body, Theme Of The Month, Top

(My friend and I are both overweight, so we decide to start going to the gym to lose weight and get in shape for the first time in our lives. She is a bit self-conscious and is hesitant to go at first because she is afraid others will stare. After a couple of weeks, she stops worrying because most people at our gym go about their own business. We’d never had a problem until one day, when she is jogging on the treadmill.)

Rude Member: “Hey, fat b****! Why don’t you get off the treadmill before you break it?”

My Friend: *stops jogging* “What?”

Rude Member: “Get the f*** off the treadmill! Your fat a** is going to break it! Let someone who weighs less than Shamu use it! Just go away and take up space at [fast food restaurant], where you belong.”

(My friend, looking like she’s about to cry, steps off the machine.)

Rude Member: “You fatties are a waste of space! You just eat everything in sight and lounge about, getting fatter, and then you complain about your weight. Why don’t you ever do something about it?”

My Friend: “Excuse me?! You just told me to get my fat a** off of a treadmill, where I was exercising, and go to [fast food restaurant]. Then you have the audacity to tell me that I only sit around eating and not doing anything to lose weight? Get the h*** out of my face, you f***ing jerk!” *gets back on her treadmill and resumes jogging*

Rude Member: “I hope they charge you double when you break the machines, you cow!” *stomps away*

(Later, I saw the manager tearing up the rude member’s gym membership right in front of him. He had been informed of the whole incident by several other members!)

Forget You, And Forget Me Too

| Chicago, IL, USA | Extra Stupid

(I work at a gym and recreational facility that requires a membership.)

Customer: “Hi, I have a question about my membership payment.”

Me: “Okay, are you on the annual or quarterly payment system.”

Customer: “I don’t know.”

Me: “On the bills you get from us, is it for $350 or $1400?”

Customer: “I don’t know.”

Me: “Okay, if you can give me your name and phone number, I can make sure our billing person looks up your payment and then contacts you.”

Customer: “I don’t know my phone number…”

Not If You’re Tim Burton

| Queens, NY, USA | Uncategorized

(It is 3 weeks before Halloween. A customer walks into the gym and points at some of our decorations we’ve .)

Member: *rudely* “What is all this for?”

Me: “They’re our Halloween decorations.”

Member: “Oh, okay. Because I was going to say, it’s a little early for Christmas decorations.”

(The Christmas decorations he was referring to? Cobwebs and jack-o-lantern lights.)

That’s A Wrap On The Rap

| Norway | Top

(I am a receptionist at a local gym. We use radio instead of CDs–normally hip-hop/pop music radio channels. An elderly gentleman, probably in his 80s, walks up to the reception with a kind smile. He is the only member working out at this early hour.)

Customer: “Young man, do you mind changing the radio channel?”

Me: “No, of course not. What kind of music would you like to listen to?”

Customer: “Well, I don’t really care. I’m just tired of being told to f*** my deceased mother.”

Downgraded Membership

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Uncategorized

(Note: I’m 19 and go to college.)

Customer: “Oh, I think you have class with my daughter, Kayla.”

Me: “I don’t think I know her. What year is she?”

Customer: “10th.”

Me: “Huh?”

Customer: “10th grade.”

Me: “Ma’am, I’m in college.”

Customer: “Sure you are, sweetie.” *winks*

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