And then this happened.........
Friday, July 06, 2018
The contest at the rec center has been fun. Lots of fun. Until today. Now I'm thinking about quitting.
After doing my regular workout routine plus a couple of the contest challenges, I was on my way out of the gym when the Athletic Director saw that the June contest winner was on her way into the center. Since I was the May winner he stopped me and said he wanted a picture of the two of us together for their Facebook page. I told him no, that I had just finished a long workout and was all sweaty and a mess. He proceeded to tell me that that was good that it shows the winners are working hard and that's what he wanted to post. I again told him no and try to go to the desk for my stamps on my paper for this months contest and then go home.
He blocks my way. He not only blocks my way as I attempt to go around him, but several times he chest bumps me and pushes me.
Now I'm upset. He keeps insisting on getting our photo and won't allow me to pass. There's no way at this point I'm allowing a photo. Yes, I can be stubborn when the need arises.
I finally get around him and go to the front desk, hand my paper to the lady at the desk for my stamp and he snatches it out of her hands and says "No! She's not getting a stamp!" I'm shocked, the lady behind the desk gasps, and I snatch my paper back and say. "Okay, I'll be back tomorrow" and start to leave. He yells at me " I'll be here tomorrow too Babe!".
I'm shocked and I feel demeaned.
I call my daughter and talk to her, I need some feedback from her to see if I did something wrong. On a side note, why do women always think it's something we did? Why can't we place the blame where it's due, to the jerks who were wrong? I call my husband and tell him what happened. They both encourage me to call Human Resources and report the incident. Which I do. I hate to, but I think it's something they need to be aware of.
I'm still shook up over this and am worried about going back to the rec center. I don't know how this is going to affect my relationships with other people there, both trainers and other patrons. I really, really, like going there! I've been going for several years and it's (or was) a good fit for me.
I'm also thinking about quitting the contest. Up to this point it's been fun and challenging and so good to get out of my comfort zone. But now.............I don't know if I want to continue.