So I know I was the last one to post, but wanted to share the below story while it was still fresh in my mind. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Today Lara was determined to talk to Cute guy at the gym. Just how, she wasn’t yet sure, as she didn’t want to make it painfully obvious that she was trying to engage in conversation. Then she had a most excellent idea. Usually, Lara uses an assist machine to do exercises like squats and bench press (lest the 45lb bar plus plates falls on her during her last rep of her last set). But not today. Today she would bench press using the free bar, making it necessary to ask for a spotter. Safety first! Cute guy would most likely be in the same area, so he would be the one to ask. Naturally.
Sure enough, he’s already there when Lara finishes her warm-up and begins her first set. After her second, she very sweetly sidles over to him and asks, “Excuse me, would you mind spotting me for my last set?” He gives her a gorgeous smile (be still my--I mean Lara’s--heart!) and says, “Of course, no problem,” with a sexy voice to match.
Lara is proud of her boldness and heads back to the bar, ready to wow Cute guy with her confident lifting technique. Unfortunately, the thing she forgot to think about (and thus prepare for) was the positioning of the spotter during this exercise. No sooner had she gotten herself settled on the bench, Lara found herself staring pretty much directly into this guy’s crotch. Oh god. He was practically straddling her in a very dominating yet extremely seductive way. So now as she’s acutely aware of him towering over her, making her all hot and bothered, she realizes that she has to proceed to lift 65 lbs over her head in a slow, controlled, (and hopefully suggestive) manner. He waits patiently as thoughts of all sorts are running through her head. “Did I shave my armpits yesterday?” No. Shit. “Do I smell?” Probably, since Lara finds it unnecessary to apply deodorant before lifting only to wash it off an hour later. Sigh. Well, here goes nothing.
Lara proceeds to do a nice, clean set, and Cute guy very gently helps her complete the last rep. She gets up and thanks him, flashing him her very best smile. He smiles back. Then they both turn and continue on their way.
Mission number one = accomplished.