My girlfriend and I are in the gym doing the OVT program. It's a small gym so supersets are a luxury, not a right. Knowing this, we are more than willing to work around anyone who needs to use something that we are.
That being said, we are using a barbell and dumbells and while she was using dumbells, a guy takes the barbell. No big deal since we were done anyways, but she suggests that it was a rude move to take without asking. We've encountered this guy before, and he is truly a jerk.
His response was that she shouldn't be using two things at once. Granted, but no one was in the gym at the time. We were putting anyone into an inconvienence. But instead of saying it calmly, he insists that he has to yell. He says it again, so I step up. Words are exchanged, the staff steps in to calm it down, and the problem is left unresolved. Tensions are still high, but I try to remain calm. He was finishing up doing assisted pull ups and I wanted to do weighted dips. I ask if he is done and he responds in his asshole way, "yeah, I only use one machine." Ok, congrats, you're still worthless. So I respond, "I guess that makes you the better man." More words are exchanged, and it's again left unresolved.
This guy, and his absent friend are going to be a hassle all summer, what should we do? We're not changing our workout time for that pile. Should I bite my tongue and work around him? Should I answer his comments with some of my own?
Keep in mind that although we're doing the OVT program, we've always made sure to respect other people's needs. If someone needed something that we were using, we've always given it up quickly. NO way should this have been an issue, but this clown couldn't act civilized to a woman.