Would probably not have re-joined the Premier Club if I would have known I’d be competing for most calories burned with two of my bosses. (Okay, technically Adam isn’t my boss, but he is still a senior co-worker whose respect I crave and who could probably fire me, so that counts). But Tim definitely is my boss, and I’ve tried to (subtly) figure out his schedule at the gym so I can go when he’s not there. Because I will inevitably lock eyes with him while I’m trying to “sprint” on the treadmill, or while I’m trying to do a not-so-modest inner-thigh press, or something equally mortifying.
Other than seeing each other and putting our hands over our eyes as we walk past, something else has also happened. I’m sure he just didn’t see me, but…
Tim was playing basketball by himself one morning, and I called his name SEVERAL times in an attempt to get his attention (imagine me, yelling “Tim!”, and waving my arm crazily back and forth in the air).
He totally ignored me, although there’s no doubt EVERYONE else in the gym noticed, especially the 20 or so people who were standing around the water/coffee station.
Sure, it stung. Especially when we got to work and his response was, “Oh, you were there? I didn’t see you, ha ha.”
Great. When is my membership up again?