My buddy Brian and I went to the gym a few days ago. Summer is coming, in fact summer is here (as of today) and both of us want to get into shape. He’s already in shape, but since his break-up he has been more critical of his body. Personally I don’t think he has left himself go, but try telling that to someone who will be going to one of the Pride celebrations soon.
While I was on the treadmill, this guy started stretching in front of me (and I know this sounds like the prelude to some gosh awful flick). At one point he arched his back against the wall and put his hands above his head and stayed stretched like that for about five minutes. And then he looked me right in the eye and smiled. This whole act had the opposite effect. Rather than turning me on, I was disgusted. He kept smiling and trying to engage me in flirtatious body language banter. I tried to ignore him, but of course (yes he had a great body) I couldn’t turn away.
So to get him to quit bothering me, I mouthed “pit stain” and pointed to my armpit. He mouthed back “what”? And I gestured again. He again looked at me quizically and said “what”? So I gestured again. This time with a cheshire smile he mouthed come here and tell me. I shook my head and said aloud “dude you’ve got a huge pit stain”. He looked away embarassed and stalked off.
Brian who had watched the whole interaction said to me later that this was not the way to flirt, that I had to be nicer.