Sometimes I can be incredibly annoying

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An interesting thing happened in the gym this morning; said no-one ever. I got told off by a random lady for slamming weights. She complained that the noise of the plates dropping on the floor/platform was incredibly distracting. I guess she’s one of the few people who goes to the gym with no earphones. I never quite understood that, especially if you’re there on your own. For one the music in a public gym is incredibly shit and two hearing people scream and moan under duress is infinitely more distracting than the odd dumbbell falling on the floor. Now granted there are some people in the gym who are incredibly excessive with their weight drops, flinging dumbbells across the floor when they finish a set, but for the majority of people (like myself) dropping weights is much safer than controlling the movement all the way to the floor, especially when you’re fatigued. But i guess in a public gym you’ve gotta meet people in the middle and not bet too set in your ways…