I am always in dubio whether to go the gym on weekends.
It’s only open until 3. I feel like if I don’t do it in the morning, I won’t do it all.
Today I woke up extra early to do the work and have the rest of the day to spend with Jasper.
I got in as usual.
I switched into gym shoes as usual.
And left my regular shoes next to the only machine I was going to use, as usual.
I know that “usually” you should put your stuff in the dressing room, but since nobody ever mentioned anything, I assumed nobody minds.
Until this guy, this morning.
He started explaining the house rules and the many codes I had broken.
“Just leave your stuff at the dressing room! What’s the problem?”, he laughed provokingly.
I didn’t say anything, I simply walked away.
What my problem with it was, wasn’t any of his business.
But I do have a reason for avoiding dressing rooms.
I have a reason why I avoid certain roads, people and activities.
I have a reason why I don’t feel the need to sit in the canteen to have lunch.
I have a reason why I change hair color so often.
I have a reason why I shower and clean so often.
I have a reason why I sometimes have second doubts about my job.
I have a reason for most things I seem to do out of the ordinary.
I don’t think I do the world any harm with my reasons.
I don’t think I did the gym any harm by leaving my neat and tidy next to the machine, either.
And even if I did, I wish people could stop saying “What’s your problem?, “Tell me your reason” or “Why not?”.
Trust me, if someone is very resistant on something, they have their very good reasons.
Don’t provoke them.
Do you do things “out of the ordinary” due to bad previous experiences?
How do you deal with with others who do things “differently”?