Re: Gym etiquette / policy / whatever
And sometimes rules can be (temporarily) broken... or at least flexed.
I thought of your thread. I was running late for a pilates class and know the policy is they don't allow late-comers to enter. I arrived 2 minutes late and figured I wouldn't be permitted to join the class. That was indeed the case. My bad for being late. Carrying my mat and water bottle, I made my way to the weights area instead. As soon as I walked in, I realized I didn't have a towel. The 'rule' is to use a towel on the machines. Bugger.
I turned back around, was exiting the weights section, when the manager saw me and surprisingly knew I hadn't made it to pilates. I answered that I was two minutes too late. I said I was thinking of doing legs instead but... [it was obvious I was about to leave and manager interrupted with]...'No, there's no buts, get yourself back in there!' To which I continued '...But I don't have a towel with me for the machines.' I was told not to let that stop me from working out and they'd find a towel I could use.
So I worked out. A towel didn't make its way to me. I figured the staff were busy. The manager passed me as I was leaving, apologized for not getting me a towel and 'Well done' for doing legs. Note to self: be punctual and bring a towel.
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