Friday, March 23, 2007

THE GYM INCIDENT.

Where do I even begin with my insanely infuriating and bizarre story?

My gym, which is notorious for gay cruising and minor sexual activity between CONSENTING ADULTS has this new manager who happens to be black. Yes yes, this kind of activity really should not be occurring in a public place, but it kinda does only because no one there is blind or dead yet and we all know how men are after a good work-out: testosterone-filled pigs basically. Most generally just flirt or stare, but that's it. No harm, no foul really.

Here's the deal though. I'm one of the few who wears swim trunks even while showering. Most of them go in with their birthday suits and that's fine and dandy, but I just feel more comfortable so no one gets too excited at what I'm packing. HAHA! Well, this dude was in the sauna with just his towel on and rules do say u should be wearing swimwear at least in there. So tyrant new black manager comes in as I am showering with my back against the shower head and he pulls the sauna door open, peeks inside, and tells the gentlemen with just the towel on and that he cannot be in there without swimwear. Fair enough I guess, although a bit hostile.

Five minutes later he comes back as I'm leaving the shower area and in my face literally and very aggressively:

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING STANDING THERE?" -Sgt. Asshole

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN? CAN'T YOU SEE I WAS RINSING, SHOWERING, AND AM LEAVING? DON'T COME AT ME WITH YOUR MILITANT ATTITUDE, I AM A PAYING CUSTOMER AND YOU ARE HARASSING ME." -WAT

I guess he could sense the gayness on me or whatever, but his ridiculous attitude was uncalled for. I was doing nothing wrong, and the fact that I could be staring or looking at whomever or whatever was not a crime. I was even wearing swim trunks for crying out loud! Needless to say, I was very upset when he left the area, and I quickly got dressed and found him in the front lobby area and confronted him. Calmly, but sternly:

"Listen Roland, I need your supervisor's name and number. What you just did to me in there was harassment. I don't appreciate it. You can apologize now and I will let it go, or I can take this further." -WAT

"Sir, I will not apologize for doing my job, but I will write down corporate office headquarters for you." -Sgt. Asshole (who now looked a bit intimidated)

"I know you're doing your job, and the first gentleman issue you resolved was fine, but what you did to me was not. I have been a member of this gym for years and I have never been so insulted! You were assuming or harassing me for no reason other than suspicions. Thank you Roland." -as WAT walked away.

I will be calling corporate today. Any other suggestions as to what I should do? I went home really really freakin' upset, almost livid at this jerk-off.

It smells of discriminatory homophobia to me, and I have never made a big issue about many comments and insults directed my way before by other stupid people, but this incident takes the cake.


Motherf**ker.

15 comments:

Christopher said...

Make that call, Boo...this does smell like homophobic discrimination!....proud of you in the way you stood up to this asswipe!

Scot said...

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING STANDING THERE?" -Sgt. Asshole

possible responses:
"I thought it would be inappropriate to be laying here."

"I was waiting for you to get the hell out of my way."

"I was wondering why you're cruising the bathrooms so often. Are you some kind of faggot?"

"You just reminded me of a drill seargant. I was falling in."

"Fuck off, Dickhead."

I do like how you dealt with him. It's more immediately direct than I would have been prepared to be. I'm usually just flabergasted by someone being so rude.

Gavin Elster said...

What are you doing standing there? WHAT? I would have just burst out laughing at him if he did that to me. What a goofball.

I would love to see his resume' (or application for that job)

Scot, Your one funny guy!

alice said...

You did good, sweetie. Make him accountable - even if he keeps his job, I'll bet he won't bother you anymore!!!

Don't let the small minds, who are a waste of oxygen, get to you... ok??

Crazy Eddie said...

Glad you stood up to this azzhole. I can't believe he had the metal ballz to come at you the way he did...

Next time wiggle your dick right in front of him. At least that's a reason for him to get all crazy.

Incredible...

Love ya WAT baby!!

Besos

Mario said...

I would be in prison already for what I've done in my former gym's shower- and steamroom... Yeah, call the motherf*cker's supervisor and complain. What a dickhead!!

Sebastien said...

Good for you!

You shouldn't have to take that shit, and good job for speaking up, that takes guts.

Loren said...

Likewise.... stick it to them. The guys probobaly wanted some homo-love and was just checking things out. Call corporate, and I will help you write. That man was haressing you.
I suggest also writing to frontiers and other gay publications about this incident as well. They can put the "flames" under this and heat up the situation.

Todd said...

It's probably a good thing you wear swim trunks in the shower. You'd probably be raped, repeatedly if you didn't.

Gavin Elster said...

So... What happened?
Did you send him to "REHAB?"

Darci said...

Where is this gym? I shall kill him.

sttropezbutler said...

You are doing the right thing by calling. If you didn't make the call you'd be allowing behavior that is totally unacceptable to continue. Bravo dollface.

STB

M- Filer said...

What Gym was it? I have friends in West Hollywood who would be all too happy to go down there and kick the shit out of "Roland". What a fucking tool.

leone said...

Maybe he was just after a BJ? Just a thought..........

Dave Evanns said...

I love Scot's reply suggestions! HAHA