Today I went into the gym for my weekly yoga and Bodypump class. This is the same gym that I work for, in the past I was a door monitor and now I am a group exercise instructor.
I got there pretty early and I wanted to sign in so I could go kick a punching bag a billion times before class. From my experience working at the gym and the convenience of the sign in sheets just sitting there, I signed my name on a piece of paper and went to go workout.
I came back and the door monitor, having discovered that I signed my name early, said to me, “Don’t ever do that again,” in a very stern voice.
Gut reaction: What the fuck. Secondary reaction: Okay, maybe I shouldn’t have signed in early. After thinking about it: If I was going to be an asshole about it, technically I hold a higher “rank” at the gym than the door monitor and he shouldn’t have been so rude to me about signing in — as an instructor, I kind of hold immunity to the nonsense of the average gym member. Also, I used to be a door monitor, I know the torture of the bureaucracy, but honestly, if someone started a sign in sheet for me, I’d be grateful! So really, I didn’t understand this guy’s rudeness.
Maybe he was just having a bad day. Or maybe he is just one of the many numbskulls who “just follow orders” and there is a silly policy about class attendees signing in before the monitor shows up. Either way, it was weird to make such a big deal over something so meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Hopefully I’ll get over this.