after i blogged about my lifting enemy, i felt bad. felt bad because my enemy has a cool workout partner. started out at the new gym by working out in the AM. at that time, the choices for spotters are soccer moms and non-soccer moms. but my enemy's workout partner would occasionally workout in the morning (this is before i even knew my enemy existed), so i asked him for spots whenever he was there. and it was all nice and polite : 'could i please get a spot', 'good lift', 'thanks'. plus he doesn't grunt when he lifts.
because the workout partner was cool, i decided to give my enemy a chance. they were lifting next to me a couple days ago. was on my last set of decline and needed a spot. my enemy had just gotten done with a (grunting) set, so i asked him for a spot. he declined. then he must have seen the disgusted look on my face, because then he had a look of misunderstanding, said he thought i said something else, and then agreed to spot me. i 'think' he thought i asked him to work-in with me? weird, because that's not the way it works. if you're on a machine, people might approach you to work-in, but you don't randomly ask people to work-in as they are walking by. then he says something to the effect of 'i'd be a total asshole if i didnt spot you' and he smiled. that's the best part ... he's wearing a gold grill ... while he lifts. awesome. i just don't know how it could get any better.