Why do non-swimmers hang out by the pool at my gym?
September 25, 2013 11:24 AM Subscribe
I can't believe I'm wasting my question on this, but I've been wondering about it for months. So at my gym, there is a "wet area" with a lap pool, a sauna, a steam room and a jacuzzi. What puzzles me is that there are people (usually men) who sit for long periods of time on the bench in the wet area. Some of them are still in their gym clothes, which makes me think they're not, like, taking intervals between sauna and steam or whatever. They definitely do not swim. They just sit there on the bench.
posted by fingersandtoes to society & culture (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
They aren't bothering me, so I don't want to be all "hey man why are you hanging out here?" because it would sound either accusatory or friendly/curious, and I really am not up for conversation with random dudes at the gym pool. Do people at your gym do this? Why are they there?