Some people go to the gym to work out, but other people try to kill two birds with one stone while they burn their calories.
That is to say, there are folks who believe that the gym doubles as a place to meet potential love interests. It can be annoying, but you have to admit, it kind of makes sense.
After all, many gym-goers already know they have a passion for fitness in common. On the other hand, it’s not always fun to be bothered while you’re trying to concentrate on your workout.
Most of us also want to feel comfortable enough to let loose at the gym, and not have to worry about impressing onlookers — or warding off unwelcome suitors.
Twitter user and author Olivia A. Cole recently shared a conversation she overheard between a woman and a man who was about to hit on her at the gym.
While this may sound like the opening scene from a romantic comedy, the pair did not have a happy ending — or at least, he didn’t.
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A woman working out near Olivia was minding her own business when a potential suitor came out of the woodwork and began walking toward her.
The conversation was too funny for Olivia to not share.
GUYS. Just now. In gym.
*guy approaches two women working out, with flirtatious eyebrows at the ready*
Girl 1: UH you might not want to come over here, dude. I just farted. It’s bad.
Guy: *looks horrified. leaves.*
Girl 2: omg did you really?
Girl 1: psh no.
Of course, most women would be too embarrassed to admit this if it actually happened to them.
Even fewer women would willingly make this up to repulse a man.
Not surprisingly, this woman’s plan worked.
Ladies should take note if they’re constantly harassed at the gym by people they’re not interested in.
Pretty much everyone reacting to Olivia’s tweet thought the woman’s technique was hilarious.
What makes this lady’s method even more impressive is that she was apparently pretty young.
Others think that “fake fart lady” should be officially recognized for her gallant actions.
Of course, the fake fart incident was fairly tame compared to some of the other things that women have to deal with at the gym.
This user definitely thought he was making a valid point — until he got shot down by a reply nearly as epic as faking a fart.
Olivia clearly could barely contain her joy and pride about the whole ordeal.
The moral of the story? Don’t be surprised if the next lady you hit on at the gym says she farted.
Be sure to SHARE this hilarious story with someone you know who likes to work out!