I agree with my friend from the gym, Tyse. He said, "Either say hello or stop staring because it's rude." He said this because as soon as he walks into the gym, all eyes are on him. He looks and is built like Muscle Mania's Ulisses. I think they even grew up together.
Anyhoo, I say that because, although nowhere near the scale of attention he gets, I understand what he's saying. Sometimes when I'm at the gym, there's the few guys that will either follow me around or just stare at me (not at the same time, lol), but they don't say hi or anything. I don't really know what that means. Am I dressed funny? Did I spill something on myself? Does my head have an odd shape when my hair is up in a bun? I just don't get it.
Today, I parked my car and started to get out when a truck pulled up beside me with one of these fellas. I just kept walking when he caught up to me, and said, "Excuse me." Here we go...
He asked me if he could take my photos. (That's an odd first question.) I asked him what these photos would be for. He said that they would be for his own personal collection. I said that I didn't think so. He asked again. I very politely said no. He said not to worry...he wouldn't post them online or anything. He just wanted the pictures for himself. Again, I asked him what he wanted them for or what he was going to do with them. He said they were just for his personal collection. I told him that I had been in odd situations before, and now, I'm very careful and again said no. He asked, "So, are you declining?" I said, "Yes, I am declining." He then asked if I was a model. I said no and that I was a teacher. He asked once more, and I said no once more.
I am wondering if that "line" really works. I really would have much rather preferred "hello."
Just for the record, I am not sending pics of myself. I have had some requests, even from fellas on here, to do so. I have a ton of pics on here, we don't really need more. And I'm especially not sending naked or braless or all of the other types of requested pics. Sorry. That's how I roll. Or not roll depending on how you look at it.
Yes, we're all here working to improve our bodies, but let's not forget we all have minds, souls, emotions, etc. Further, I have always been a sucker for old-school gentlemen.
Have a great weekend! I'll let you know how the bootcamp went.