Final Runfessions of 2018

Here we are: In that sort of wonderful no man's land between Christmas and New Years. That time when there's no school, probably a reduced work schedule...who really knows what day it is? All fun and games aside, it's time for the Runfession Friday Linkup to open one more time to usher out 2018.
You may have noticed I'm writing on a different blog. My Wordpress one is broken. Hopefully someday soon it'll be fixed but today is not that day. Welcome to my temporary digs. Let's get started shall we?

I runfess karma is a biotch. I told you last month I saw a trainer at the gym who had a hole in the butt of her leggings and I neglected to tell her. Just a few weeks later I discovered a hole in my own leggings. In the crotchular region no less. Thankfully I was in the privacy of my own home when said discovery was made. I've been so fond of Athleta tights up to this point. Now my confidence is shaken.

Now that training for the Tokyo and London Marathons is in full swing, I spend my share of time out on long runs. Since it's winter and all, I don't come across many other runners. I don't come across many other people at all, usually no more than a few people walking their dogs. A couple of weeks ago I noticed a guy and woman out walking their dog in the park. It was one of those parks that has a poop bag dispenser. I runfess I found it odd when the guy helped helped himself to not one, not two but 8 poop bags. Either they were on a really long walk or somebody was stockpiling free poop bags.


I runfess I was a little miffed at the gym the other day. There are six bench presses and they were all occupied...by men. No biggie, I went and did something else until one opened up. I'd literally just put the weights on the bar and was about to do my first set when a personal trainer and his client approached and asked me if I was almost finished. With what one might construe as a death glare, I told him I was just getting started. Let the record show the guy next to me was sitting on his bench texting. Is it just me or could one infer the trainer figured the woman was an easy target?

I runfess I was irritated when a woman at the gym played her music out loud thru the speaker feature on her phone. She played it all through the gym, the locker room and even took it to the shower with her. When she started singing to some sort of I'm guessing Middle Eastern music, I became more entertained than irritated.

I runfess I caught my cleaning people helping themselves in my pantry. I got home around the time they usually leave. Little did I know then that they were so late, they'd just been dropped off when I saw the van pull out out of my driveway. When I entered from the garage, I noticed the pantry door was open, and I could see feet, which quickly scampered away and sprinted to the other end of the house. I found an open bag of pretzels on the counter as well as some granola. I suppose eating on the job isn't the worst offense ever but it's kind of the last straw since I'd overlooked it when they dripped bleach on the bathmat, broke a piece of Waterford and replaced it with something from Bed, Bath and Beyond...you get the idea. I haven't had them back due to renovations but now I'm pretty sure I don't want them back. 

Your turn: What have you to runfess? Do you sing in the shower? Would you keep the hungry cleaning crew?
I'm linking up with Meranda and Lacy for the Friday Five. 

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  1. I'd be all done with that cleaning service. Fingers crossed you get the blog thing straightened out quickly.

    - MCM Mama

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  2. Welcome to Blogger ;-) Even if it's just temporary, we're glad you're here. Wow...those cleaning peeps are pretty bold. I laughed out loud (very loudly LOL) at your rip-in-your-tights story. Have you ever considered stand-up?

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  3. So sorry about your blog. I really appreciate the effort you took to set up this site and host this link up. It really is a favorite! ;-)

    Hellz no on the cleaners. I really want to get cleaners again, but then I hear stories like this and remember why we stopped having them.

    Yikes on the using the speaker phone at the gym. Why are people so inconsiderate! And yes, the lady at my gym continues to hog all counterspace and use two of the three showers.

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  4. Oh man! I'd be getting new cleaning people. I hate those crews--they have such turnover that new people come every week. I love my cleaning lady...but I hide my new Shark vaccuum from her. She destroyed my old vaccuum and now she brings her own. I don't want this new vaccuum to go the way of the old... BTW, how does one destroy a vaccuum?

    Thanks for setting up temporary quarters just for Runfessions! I needed to runfess--it's like you knew or something!

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  5. I loved my cleaning lady but she moved and I’ve yet to get a new one.

    Now that I do it myself (and not often) I realize that she didn’t do as good a job as I thought.

    Impressed with your training. Can’t wait for your worldwide trips.

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  6. Definitely would not keep the hungry cleaning crew. I've never had one, but my mom always had someone growing up. I wish I had one . . . but not if they're going to eat me out of house & home!

    On my run yesterday I came across a chihuahua type dog, with tags, wandering around without any human in sight . . . there was a car parked in the parking lot with the window down. I walked towards it, and sure enough there was the owner who assured me the dog, which he couldn't possibly see (but could hear as it barked & growled at me) was fine. Grrrrr.

    I hate it when people make assumptions about us women of a certain age. :(

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  7. Thanks so much for hosting Runfessions today on your blog temporary home. That is really so nice of you! I hope that your blog issues can be fixed soon - I can't imagine how stressful it must be to have that happen, especially around the holidays.

    I feel like there is definitely a lack of common sense and courtesy at the gym. It seems to get worse every year. I am so annoyed at the trainer that asked if you would be done soon, but just totally ignored the dude on the bench not working out. I guess women don't want to work out? Ugh - so irritating!

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  8. The hungry cleaning crew... I am torn. While sneaking food from a client is stealing/lying, the empathetic part of me wonders if they are needing for food, do they get a lunch break, etc.? If you were happy with the cleaners besides that one thing, I'd say just go ahead and leave a bag of pretzels out in the kitchen and put a note on it that says "help yourself". However, it sounds like there is plenty other things to be annoyed about with them so I would agree that the food thing could be the last straw!

    I would be so annoyed with the person playing their phone out loud at the gym! At Planet Fitness you are not allowed to do that.

    Luckily, I am RARELY talked to at the gym. I think it's because I have resting bitch face. However, once every couple years, a stranger tries to mansplain something to me. The last time was when I was doing UNASSISTED pull ups on a bar and a complete stranger (guy was younger than me, prob 20s) decided to show me how to use a resistance band to do ASSISTED pull ups. First of all, I know how to use a band for assisted pull ups. Second, I was successfully doing them unassisted, so why did he feel like showing me a way to make it easier. In an annoyed voice, I said, "I know how to do that." The dude rolled his eyes and walked away. I guess I was a big fat bitch for not wanting his help!!!!????

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  9. I cannot believe about the cleaning crew! Simply wow! The whole music thing annoys me. I don't understand how people think that is OK. I've seen/heard it along the lakefront while running. No, I have my own music to listen to.

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  10. I find it very annoying when people listen to their phones without earbuds in public, or talk on speaker phone. Ugh!
    I don't have a cleaning lady, I sometimes wish I did, but I don't want someone going through my stuff. I say find someone else.

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    1. It's really hard to allow someone access to your home. I don't think we'll be getting new ones.

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  11. Yeah that would definitely be a buh bye to the cleaning crew!

    I can't say I'm surprised about the trainer's request - I see the same behavior at my gym. So irritating!

    Thanks so much for putting in the extra effort to host today's link-up! I hope you get your blog issues resolved soon!

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  12. Headphones are made for a reason. I think I would be annoyed hearing someone else's music. So were both you and her tights Athleta brand? If so note to self not to buy that brand. At least you were in your own home.

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    1. I have no clue what brand the trainers tights were but I will say Athleta took my ripped tights back for a full refund. No questions asked.

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  13. Thanks for opening up a new blog so we can runfess! Hope things get fixed quickly! I always think it is weird when I am running a race and people have their music blaring through their phones! I do that when I am by myself sometimes but never around others! I would probably scare them though with the true crime podcasts I like to listen to!

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  14. Yes, I would be irritated with that personal trainer!

    Hmm, if the cleaning crew was helping themselves to your food, I wonder what else they would ( or did) help themselves to? Did they tell you they broke your crystal and were they trying to be deceitful by replacing it? Or did they feel bad and tried to give you something similar as an apology? Regardless I think you've had enough of them...lol.

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    1. That's exactly it: Any trust I had with the cleaning people is gone. They did tell me about the Waterford and said they'd replace it...but then the replacement was nowhere near as nice as what they broke.

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