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Old 11-29-2007, 02:17 PM   #21
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Re: Etiquette?

I eat fast, actually. Generally wind up being finished well before other people. I suppose it also has to do with the fact that I eat next to nothing.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:06 PM   #22
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Don't swear. Unless you are fishing/ hunting/ Fran
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don't wear hair gel to a WOD.

"my eye's! the goggles do nothing!"

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Old 11-29-2007, 06:18 PM   #23
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That may well be my favorite Simpsons exchange ever.
Now in this shot we are using real acid, so I want to see goggles people!
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #24
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I hope everyone's reading everyone else's ideas and realizing how subjective etiquette is.
I get your point--some of these seem a bit antiquated--but are all based on the idea of extending common courtesy to others. Though I do like the sword-drawing reference.

Here's a few I teach my third graders:

If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all.

Raise your hand before speaking.

Say "please" and "thank-you", especially to your parents.

Address people by name.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:16 PM   #25
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Don't use a power rack or squat cage for anything other than squatting, rack deadlifting, and overhead movements.
I'd get frustrated when people would do regular running on the fancy new treadmill, the only one in the gym with interval functions, when I wanted to do sprint intervals and there were several non-interval treadmills left unoccupied.

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You will be the first to be thrown into solitary confinement by the newly formed Etiquette Police.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:46 PM   #26
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Smile to people you make eye contact with. Don't be scared.

Tip well.

Help the elderly with their luggage, even if you don't know them.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:11 AM   #27
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**Make certain someone's done with their set before using their equipment (this happened to me today..I know it's been said, but it's rather upsetting.)

Don't laugh at someone when they spill.

Say "please" and "thank you" to your server.

Tip well, definitely.

Clean up after yourself in other people's/public space

Knock before entering (and actually wait for a response)

Do your own dirty dishes
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:02 AM   #28
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Do your own dirty dishes
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yes!! At least tidy up and put them in the dishwasher. This is a small problem that we've been having with a couple of our housemates.. they leave dishes and garbage (wrappers) around the house. For example, they just left for a week to the dominican, and leaving this morning I noticed a protein bar wrapper on the coffee table.
Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine...

Also about eating speed.. doing a few years of cadet courses then basic training for the real military, I've been conditioned to eat fast. I've 're-learning' how to eat regularly for the past few years.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:23 PM   #29
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On the subject of gym peeves.

People who leave all their plates on the leg press machine - especially the one in the middle that I can't reach over to and get the plates off without severely compromising my back. I have been known to track down the offender and haul him back to remove his plates. I don't mind taking 4 off but when it gets to 8 or so I object. Same on the squat rack when the bars is left loaded by some 6 foot 6 bloke and I can barely reach the plates let alone remove them!

People who jump in on my equipment before I've finished - even though the signs are there like my towel and water bottle.

People who stink of sweat when that walk in never mind when they leave.

People who yak forever and a day between sets when I'm waiting to use that piece of equipment. Get in and get out guys!
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:44 PM   #30
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Same on the squat rack when the bars is left loaded by some 6 foot 6 bloke and I can barely reach the plates let alone remove them!
I was in a similar situation at the affilate a while back. This guy was trying to get a muscle-up - he was well over six foot tall I believe. When he and his friends were done I went over to do a set of them myself. Even with a good, high jump, the rings were almost out of reach.

Of course the difference from the big box gym was that there was no insensitivity, and they all cheered me on as I threw out four MU's. Can you find that at a Gold's Gym?
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