The other day, a collegue of mine showed up, said hi to me like he always does, in a kind of flirty manner. Then he's mumbling on about something and then, out of the blue, he says "Sometimes.. or... I think.. you're a little scary.."
Completely baffled me. I couldn't see it coming at all.
First of all, I wouldn't say I'm a scary person, I'm sweet, happy, and laughing, and we've been joking around a lot. Second of all, this guy is normally a very confident "king of the world" kinda type who has pretty much everything going for him. He's also a lot older.
WTF? Enlighten me, please.
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I'm older now but when I was younger, I went for the athletic type (swimmers, gymnasts, runners). As I got older and female bodybuilders came on the scene, Honestly I didn't like it and at same time I didn't know WHY (scary)? I couldn't go along with the argument against it but yet if I just let myself go, then YES I could be a distant observer, but nothing closer than "distant". After 1999 the girls started building serious muscle resulting in my "distant" growing father apart, but yet I couldn't define why. Honestly on one hand I felt threatened and being intruded upon, so I took the stand, "they want to be more like men rather than women" attitude. But you wanna know the real bottom line? I was afraid of being less, I was realizing that my ego was at stake here but I couldn't handle it and I didn't want to talk about it. (scary) On one hand I HATED it, but again when I just let it be, I found a respect for the accomplish that most men would never achieve in a life time! Yes, I understand the "steroid" issue but lets be honest here, when did bigger, faster, stronger not be part of the equation regardless of gender? Truth or Dare, you can't deny some girls in their 50s today 2012 (scary) could shame a man on a stage if they took a mind to! Maybe they are users, but so are the guys. We can call'm names all we want, freaks, weirdos, yada yada yada, but at the end of the workout, they have carved a path in the Gym that was once a "Men only Club". Personally, I would never put myself in harms way and allow myself to deal with all the emotion, working out is hard enough and I'm sure the girls agree. To each there own. Female bodybuilders will eventually become acceptable just like everything does in society. Nothing surprises me anymore, I believe for shear entertainment sake that we will see the 200+ pound razor sharp women step on stage and call out a competitive middle weigh male to compare shots for the admirers. It will be pandemonium, the crowd will go NUTS. She'll be cool not be arrogant just sure of herself and the crowd will FEEL It.0