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    I have a question for all my good friends in CUK regarding something I perceive to be a matter of etiquette in the gymnasium.

    Firstly, let me explain that I have decided to continue with my fitness programme despite Monday's unwitting exposure of my ticket on CCTV. The reason for this is that I was throwing out some old clothes the other night and I found my old ELO tour shirt from 1989. According to the contemporary style, I had removed the sleeves from this shirt with a pair of scissors. Upon attiring myself in said shirt Malc commented that my arms poked out like two little white cocktail sticks. I obviously no longer cut the same figure as I did in my halcyon rabble rousing PA days so I have decided that it's time to beef up.

    Now here's my question. Imagine, if you will, the conjugation of the apparatus in my gymnasium. There is a row of benches upon which the beefcakes pump their iron whilst admiring themselves in a huge mirror on the wall. Between aforementioned benches and mirror is a rack upon which the weights are kept. Now, when I need to retrieve or replace a weight I have to momentarily obstruct the reflection of one or more these beefcakes at which point they invariably growl at me. Am I committing some kind of gym etiquette violation by doing this? Do I have to wait until there is a pause in their activities? Why do they have to see themselves in the mirror?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gricerboy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by gricerboy View Post
    I have a question for all my good friends in CUK regarding something I perceive to be a matter of etiquette in the gymnasium.

    Firstly, let me explain that I have decided to continue with my fitness programme despite Monday's unwitting exposure of my ticket on CCTV. The reason for this is that I was throwing out some old clothes the other night and I found my old ELO tour shirt from 1989. According to the contemporary style, I had removed the sleeves from this shirt with a pair of scissors. Upon attiring myself in said shirt Malc commented that my arms poked out like two little white cocktail sticks. I obviously no longer cut the same figure as I did in my halcyon rabble rousing PA days so I have decided that it's time to beef up.

    Now here's my question. Imagine, if you will, the conjugation of the apparatus in my gymnasium. There is a row of benches upon which the beefcakes pump their iron whilst admiring themselves in a huge mirror on the wall. Between aforementioned benches and mirror is a rack upon which the weights are kept. Now, when I need to retrieve or replace a weight I have to momentarily obstruct the reflection of one or more these beefcakes at which point they invariably growl at me. Am I committing some kind of gym etiquette violation by doing this? Do I have to wait until there is a pause in their activities? Why do they have to see themselves in the mirror?
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    I need more assistance with the CUK swear filter.

    Is 'ticket' to replace a rudey word, or is this what gricer actually calls his willy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I need more assistance with the CUK swear filter.

    Is 'ticket' to replace a rudey word, or is this what gricer actually calls his willy?

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    It's their tough luck for standing there. If you need to get at the dumbbells then you need to get them, they (beefcakes) don't have right away.

    The excpetion to this is if you're fiddling about and taking your time when you take and re-rack the dumbbells.

    Whilst there's no expectation for you to wait until said beefcake has finished, it is good etiquette to only block their view for the minimum amount of time possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I need more assistance with the CUK swear filter.

    Is 'ticket' to replace a rudey word, or is this what gricer actually calls his willy?
    It would explain why he's banned from trains.
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    They are trying to outperform the mirror guy. Budgies are much the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
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