Strange (?) experience at gym
So tonight I went to the gym to work out as usual. When I got done I went to the locker room, to get my bag and use the restroom. Nobody else was in there it was late and it wasn't very busy. As I was getting my bag out of the locker, this guy walks in that had been there working out too. I moved over because he obviously wanted to get to a locker behind where I was standing. And he said "You must be a smart guy, eh?" I just looked dumbfounded and said, "uh, what? Why??" And he said, because you're a __ fan (name of team shirt I was wearing). I just smiled a bit and said, "oh ok?" and kind of chuckled a bit before I walked to the sink to wash my hands. At that point he walked to the sink too with a towel and was washing up as I left the room.
I didn't really get his comment, but after I left I was thinking, "Wow, I must have been rude to just walk off like that. I bet he thought I was a jerk."
Like, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to get his comment, or what, but I really didn't get it. So I felt guilty, because maybe he was just trying to make conversation or wanted someone to talk to him, and I just brushed it off. I just thought maybe he was a little off, because when I was working out I saw him lying on the gym floor like he was stretching his back or something. Which sometimes people do things like that, but I always found it a little odd.
But, I tend to always get like this, because literally NOBODY ever speaks to me in the gym unless it's to say excuse me or something. Last time it happened, I was working out and a guy asked me how often I come in and I just said something and he talked about how wanted to come more but was busy. But I just said ok and moved on. It's like I want people to talk to or acknowledge me, and when it DOES happen I just get concerned that they're a weirdo or something for doing it. Or I get on edge because I'm not used to it.
What do you think, was this odd? And do you ever get the guilty feeling like you've brushed someone off or ignored them.
Underneath the cold November sky, I wait for you... As the pages of my life roll by, I wait for you... I'm so desperate just to see your face, meet me in this broken place...
Be a little brave for a little bit of time.