One place I never multi-task is the gym. I even leave my phone in my locker, which says a lot since my phone is an extra limb. I consider gym time “my time.” I see it as time to burn a few extra calories and time to let out any tensions I feel.
Unfortunately, not everyone sees gym time the same way. Today I witnessed multiple acts of gym multitasking and the majority were hilarious. I like to call these Multi-Task Fails, or MTF for short.
MTF One: The Ginger on treadmill 14 checked out a tall, thin blonde walking by. While doing so, he managed to mis-step and slip off the treadmill. Sorry buddy, but I doubt she will call you after that fail. . . I mean fall.
MTF Two: Two frat bros were bench pressing, one as the lifter and the other as a spotter. But then a fellow frat member came in and in true frat fashion, they had to high-five and chest bump. The spotter let go and let the weights fall on his bro’s chest. What a fratastic fail.
MTF Three: A girl was working the stairmaster (I can’t believe those still exist) when her Crackberry rang. She answered and held a conversation for about five minutes until her foot slipped and she fell down. I’m thinking NY needs to making walking and talking illegal as well.
For these reasons and more, I will stick to my beliefs and continue to keep the gym a multi-task free zone.
Have you seen any multi-task fails lately? Let me know!