This story follows Arnold, a dedicated gym enthusiast who finds himself in a bit of a situation regarding his choice of workout attire. Despite facing some challenges, Arnold has been sticking to his unique style for years. Let’s dive into his experience and see how it all unfolded.
He Wore ‘Ranger Panties’ to the Gym
Arnold is a big guy who takes his fitness seriously, hitting the gym daily and juggling three different fitness regimes.
He prefers wearing what he affectionately calls “ranger panties” – those short shorts that remind you of Magnum PI.
It’s a bold choice, and while he does attract some attention, it’s mostly from older men who just roll their eyes.
Occasionally, women stare, but Arnold’s been wearing these shorts for years without major issues.
“Are Your Shorts Appropriate Attire for the Gym?”
However, a recent addition to his gym community changed the dynamics. A woman joined the gym who seemed unusually interested in Arnold’s legs.
Every time she spotted him, she’d walk over and strike up a friendly conversation, which Arnold enjoyed.
However, things took a turn when her husband came along one day. Upon seeing his wife talking to Arnold, he seemed to have a meltdown!
He confronted Arnold about his attire, questioning whether he thought his shorts were appropriate attire for the gym.
“Stop Objectifying Me for Simply Being Beautiful?
Never one to back down, Arnold responded in his own hilarious way – he asked the husband not to objectify him simply for being beautiful!
Arnold was very comfortable in his own skin. This retort did NOT sit well with the husband, who got increasingly upset.
The gym staff got involved at this point and asked Arnold to cover up a bit more, just temporarily. Arnold agreed to this request.
So the next day, he rocked up to the gym wearing a long sleeve t-shirt and even smaller short shorts!
He Would Not Be Changing His Outfits Anytime Soon.
Strangely, this didn’t seem to satisfy the woman’s husband! When Arnold arrived in his revised outfit, the husband was there again, and he lost his cool once more.
The gym staff stepped in once again to address the situation and talk to Arnold.
Feeling frustrated, Arnold pointed out that he’s been wearing this kind of outfit to work out for years without issues.
He also told the staff, “I’ve seen women wear a hell of a lot less,” which never seemed to be a problem, so he would not be changing his outfits anytime soon.
Was He Being Unreasonable?
In response, the gym staff’s reaction was a shoulder shrug. They didn’t make a big deal about it. So, here’s where Arnold turned to Reddit for some perspective.
He wanted to know if he was being unreasonable in his choice of workout attire.
He’s been sticking to his style for years and feels that he’s not doing anything unusual, given the gym’s atmosphere.
Reddit had a field day with Arnold’s situation, and the responses poured in with humor and support.
A “Crotch Chandelier”?
One user couldn’t help but laugh, calling the level of pettiness dangerously close to ‘idiot’ territory but confessing the inability to be mad at Arnold!
Many held the view that policing someone’s clothing and then blaming them for others’ reactions is undoubtedly foolish behavior.
Arnold’s shorts’ attention-grabbing nature didn’t go unnoticed, with one user humorously mentioning a hypothetical “crotch chandelier.” They suggested that as long as this wasn’t the case, Arnold was free to wear whatever he pleased.
“You Are, in Fact, My Hero”
One user said, “NTA, you are, in fact, my hero.” to which Arnold replied, “First time being called a hero because of my shorts. I love it.”
Ultimately, Reddit gave Arnold the virtual thumbs up to keep being his confident self, with one user even suggesting he upgrade to shorts with tassels for an added flair!
But what do you think? Was Arnold in the wrong for ignoring the husband’s request? Do you think his approach was a fair way to assert his right to his choice of clothing? Let us know in the comments!
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