Being that it is my birthday, I’ve decided to expound on one of my pet peeves.
Working on my mojo, I got back into the gym and am really feeling good when I stumbled across a happenence that I was surprised to see: texting.
I would look at these guys and just shake my head. One climbed on the treadmill and leaned against the railing while clicking away at this Blackberry (they’re still popular here in Mexico). Another took his towel, folded it into a nice square and sat his cell phone on top, making a sort of bed for his Motorola. On a bench. That he wasn’t using.
What is going on?
I normally see guys doing this but it makes me wonder: do you really need to be that much in contact with your girlfriend? Or update your status on Facebook? Or Twitter? Do I really need to know that you just finished a set of 10 reps at 200 lbs on the leg press?
And it makes me think back to this buff Cuban who I see at the gym once in a while, whose only conversation is how great my body is. Okay, it’s really boring conversation but I would prefer that to watching people carrying on a human relationship with someone who isn’t even there in front of you.