Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Morning Rant: Gym Locker Rooms

I went to the gym by work this morning where I just joined recently. After having been in this locker room at the Sport and Health several times I've come to a conclusion. The older men get, the more they like to show their junk. I don't know what it is. Maybe as I get older I will just care less about clothes or something. All the old dudes at the gym seem to relish the opportunity to not wear any clothes in the locker room. They iron their clothes naked, they piss in the urinals naked, they fix their hair and brush their teeth naked. Quite often I see two old guys having a lengthy conversation, standing and talking to each other with no clothes on.

Maybe it's just me, but I go to the locker room with a mission. Change, shower, dry off, get ready for work, all as fast as possible without the need to parade around the entire locker room naked. When I get older will I just not care anymore? Will I enjoy feeling the breeze down there and just go for half and hour without clothes after a workout? I kinda doubt it, but who knows. I especially think naked conversations between two dudes are quite awkward, but maybe I'm in the minority in that thought. Regardless, I'm just not a big fan of gym locker rooms in general but they come with the territory and I deal with them.

Of course I don't know whether the same thing goes on in women's locker rooms. Perhaps one of my esteemed female readers could chime in on this one.


Stacey said...

I used to hate changing in locker rooms when I was in middle and high school. Now? Not a big deal. I chalk it up to life experiences and the fact that I now know all women come in different shapes and sizes, so why be embarrassed? With that said, I don't see a lot of naked teeth brushing, hair drying or make up applying in my gym's locker room. So maybe you got lucky :-)

T. said...

Rob always makes the same comments about the older guys in the gym locker room. His theory is that old men are used to being naked in front of each other due to WW2 and being in the army together. But I really have no idea. I don't often see that sort of thing in the women's locker room, for which I am very thankful.

jerseygirl77 said...

I've never noticed this problem in women's locker rooms. Most women are dressed or wrapped in a towel. Naked paraders are the rare oddballs.