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Dear Dude-Who-Interrupted

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Look, I understand, okay?

I understand that you've just started a business and that you're trying to get the word out about your new gym, and your soy shakes and your 9-Week-Program or something or other.

I get it -- it's a tough time to be an entrepreneur.
However, let me give you some advice.

In the future:

DO NOT come out to the track and *run beside me*, in an attempt to sell me on your sh#t! Track time is MY time, and I do NOT have time for your effin' sales pitch in the middle of my interval, you savvy? Also:

DO NOT dismiss Sparkpeople! I'm wearing a SP shirt, for gawdsakes, so perhaps you should have considered that before giving it faint praise and segueing into the sales pitch for your crappy program -- "It's a good site, you know, considering it's free and all. But my 9-Week-Program is so much more blahblahblah...". Thirdly:

DO NOT explain the location of your gym by asking the fat girl if she knows where the IHOP is. I don't care if it *is* right next door to the IHOP, use the address, mention the name of the Executive Park where it's located, say what intersection it's near -- just say anything other than "Hey, you know where the IHOP is, am I right?" Yeah, bozo, I know. And now I hate you.

Finally, if you ignore this advice and do all of the above, like you did with me today:

DO NOT continue to wave and smile at me every lap, as if I'm your best friend, while you pull the same sh#t with every other runner on the track. I do not endorse your behavior in any way, and I resent your actions implying otherwise.

Best of luck to you in the future -- so long as you stay eff off my track!

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    Ugh, what a lameass.
    2418 days ago
    Oooh, I had someone do that once! It was a woman though and she was a little cooler about it, but it was the same thing, "um, I'm here to run and lose weight, not get sucked into your crappy supplements" and the SAME THING where she would then wave at me and smile or call hello when I saw her out there again, like you I was just thinking that I hope the people she was talking to didn't think I endorsed her products!

    So annoying!

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    2418 days ago
    OMG - that is so not cool!! I can't beleive it. And I wonder if he has had ANY success with that crazy approach???
    2418 days ago
    What a creep! I would hate someone to talk to me while I run. I'd have to deploy the "GO AWAY PLEASE!" said in stern voice, complete with withering stare of death. Honestly, some people!
    2418 days ago
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    Seriously? Wow.
    2418 days ago
    Serious?! Geez.. I agree with the others.. Total DOUCHE BAG!! LOL
    2418 days ago
    I think you should print this, mail it to the IHOP, and ask them to please take it next door.


    Also, his gym has a terrible location if it's right next to an IHOP. I wouldn't join it. My gym is right next to a Subway and while that's TONS better, it still can be a problem sometimes. I am too weak!
    2418 days ago
    OMG!!! And why on earth does he think a gym next to an IHOP is a good idea?

    And dude, f-off, I'm running here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R>
    PS: You should print this blog and carry it with you when you run in case he ever shows up again, and you can just throw the piece of paper at him!!!!
    2419 days ago
    Yeah, that is poor marketing at its finest. Why you would waste your time trying to get someone to pay for something they're currently doing for free WHILE they're doing it for free is just moronic. Sucks you had to deal with that today - I absolutely despise being interrupted while I'm running, so I feel your pain.
    2419 days ago
    haha, what an eejit! So, what DID you say to him?

    Good for you for sticking to your own program :)
    2419 days ago
    What a moron!! I can NOT believe what some people will do!
    2420 days ago
    I can't believe he actually did that! Maybe he's doing research for "How NOT to Attract Customers"
    2420 days ago
    Eww who does that!!!!!! I would have told him "You know why I run at the track? Because it's free!" Which is why I run at the track :P Spark people is free and you know what I've lost more weight here on spark than I have in the course of ALL MY GYM MEMBERSHIPS COMBINED!!!! I'm not knocking the gym but sometimes some things just work better for some people like running outside at the track for free :) Hope you run interruption free next time!
    2420 days ago
    Oh no he didn't!! Dirtbag!
    2420 days ago
    What a douche?! I would have hit him...
    2420 days ago
  • KATYDID412
    As we say in Pittsburgh, what a jagoff.
    2420 days ago
    What a tool...
    2420 days ago
  • CHERRY666
    What an idiot! Wow.
    2420 days ago
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