Siteseer @ Where The Road Takes Us wants to know about Mr. Commando…
JERRY (to ELAINE): "The only thing between him and us is a thin layer of Gabardine!"
KRAMER (in response): "I'm out there Jerry and loving every minute of it!"
As so often happens, life really does mirror a Seinfeld episode. However, it is unfortunate on soooo many levels for me that recently it happens to mirror this particular episode.
Like Kramer above, I am sure that many people walk around us every day without wearing any underwear and I have no doubt that the majority of the time they do so because it feels great (I assume that the rest of the time it is because they don’t have any clean underwear). And, like Jerry & Elaine above, it can be horrifying for the rest of us when we find out.
Mr. Commando is a very nice older gentleman at the gym who enjoys working out on the stationary bikes. He must be an avid biker because he always works out in his bike shorts. Bike shorts, in addition to thongs and Speedos, are just not a good look for men. They aren’t called “Banana Hammocks” for nothing. I don’t want to see my husband in bike shorts, let alone someone my father’s age.
It is painfully obvious that nice Mr. Commando is indeed opting to “go without” underneath those bike shorts. I don’t know if he is a true believer like Kramer and does so all the time or if he just likes to give his briefs a break at the gym. What I do know is that if he swings a leg over the bike next to me (cringe) he likes to chat about the book I’m reading or the score of the game.
I have always been taught to respect my elders so I converse away with Mr. Commando. Needless to say, we make lots of eye contact - I hope I’m not giving him the wrong idea!
Taking a class instead would not work as an avoidance tactic since last week I noticed that Mr. Commando had joined one. It was a very active class which on it’s own is enough to keep me away. But having to watch Mr. Commando Spinning, doing jumping jacks with drops into push-ups and jogging around the windowed room guaranteed I wouldn‘t be signing up anytime soon.
At least it wasn’t Yoga.
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