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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Caught Waiting for the Donkey Dick


Anybody familiar with this little piece of equipment? If you do tricep workouts, you probably are. This rope attaches to the pull and then you work the hell out of your little baby triceps....oh wait, that's MY little baby triceps. There are usually two of these little ropey things that can be moved around from equipment to equipment. Sometimes you have to look around for them. But lately there is only of them....so, you have to wait. Like I was doing today. Plus, I don't really mind waiting for a short while. It gives me the chance to observe, to see what exercises someone else is doing, to cruise. But today, apparently, I was watching for a little too long. I'm waiting, watching, and this guy comes over to where I'm standing, removes his earplugs, and says, "Hey, I can't help but notice that you're spending a lot of time watching the guys workout." Oops, caught. But....honestly....it was just an observing moment, for training purposes only, I wanted to retort. So, I went through the short version of there only being one of these tricep rope pulls now and that means waiting. He said, "Well, if you spend any more time watching and waiting, you're going to be there long enough to get one more gray hair." Ouch. But sort of funny. "Yeah," I said, "One more gray hair and one less hair in general right up on top in that bald spot." He giggle and laughed. I did the same. And with that, he went back to his work out and stood only for a moment longer until my tricep-rope-hogger was finally finished. I caught the eye of the dude watching me as I dropped my gym bag, grabbed the donkey dick (that's the unauthorized name for that rope pull), and lowered the amount of weight being lifted from about 150 down to a proper 80 pounds. Apparently, I need to wear sunglasses while working out so that no one notices I'm glancing around at others. Either that or stop glancing.

15 comments:

Kevin in Danbury said...

I vote sunglasses...you have to looK!

johnmichael said...

Well, if he was noticing you notice, then he was apparently checking you out.

Bear Me Out said...

I know, but it's bad when I have to have perscription sunglasses!

bridgeout said...

When I saw the title of your post I thought to myself: "Ex-squeeze me? Uh, Baking powder?" ;) Quite the intellectual gal you know! ;)
But wow! I did not even know that piece of equipment existed! Clearly we don't have those at Curves.
But, you gotta look! So, sunglasses it is! :-D
{HUGS}!!!
Wendy

Jim said...

Okay, for reals my trainer refers to that particular piece of gym equipment as "grandpa's balls".

As for needing sunglasses to stare around the gym, every gay man knows that you need to utilize the mirror/window/mirror trifecta of watching someone's reflection bounced at least twice through a reflective surface before you can really stare.

C.W.S. said...

Well, he didn't seem to mind that you were looking, so it doesn't seem to be a problem. (Yet.)

Lemuel said...

I add my vote for sunglasses - the mirrored kind - otherwise why even go to the gym if you can't oggle the menz!

Doug said...

Hmm, I think I prefer "donkey dick" to "grandpa's balls." Neither of which I'd heard before now. I called it the "rope attachment." Goddamn but I'm boring sometimes.

I say look. Stare. Let everyone see you're watching their bulging muscles. Stand proud as you ogle them. If they can't take it, that's their problem.

I think I'm going to start taking karate lessons so I can defend myself a little better. Just in case, y'know.

Mark in DE said...

You know you need to work on your cruising skills if you need SUNGLASSES to keep from getting caught! LOL - great story.

Greg said...

I need to start going to your gym. What's the commute like from Long Beach, CA?

Stephen said...

I wondered what that piece of equipment was called.

Ur-spo said...

i just worked out with these ropey things.
i knocked myself in the jaw doing a bicep pull up.

David said...

I have never heard it called a donkey dick.

WAT said...

You self-conscious bastard! Just go to the gym and get on that dick man! JUST GET ON IT!

Ahem.

Steven said...

Sounds to me that earplug guy was checking you out just as much, if not moreso.