Monday, August 3, 2009

I heart Zack Morris

I forgot to post this earlier, but this morning at the gym I had a little encounter with a guy coming between me and Zack. Okay, I don't really love Zack Morris, but I did LOVE watching Saved by the Bell when I was a kid. So...I was excited to see it was on one of the tv's at the Y this morning.

After I was finished with lifting, I claimed the machine smack in front of this tv. When I run, it's too much movement to read a book or magazine and I don't have an iPod (see my wish list below), so unless I have a friend on the machine next to me, running indoors can be boring. Plus, it seems like it takes forever because all I have to do is look at are the numbers in front of me tracking my workout.

Okay, back to the story...So, the captions were on so I started watching and reading so I could tell what was going on. Not like it's my favorite show now, but compared to ESPN, a Spanish channel, Good Morning America, and Good Morning Arizona, this was a great change for the Y! I was almost to 1 mile and loving watching my show when this guy came and asked me and the few people on the machines next to me, "Does anyone mind if I change Saved by the Bell?" No one else said anything, but I nicely said with a smile on my face, "Yeah, I actually like it."

Well, he didn't care. He walked right up to the tv and changed it to some dumb sports show WITHOUT captions so he couldn't even tell what was going on! Then, as he got on the elliptical machine in front of me he looked at me and said, "It was good when we were younger, but..." and he stopped.

Yeah, I was totally annoyed! First of all, I think he was like in his 30's when that show was a hit. I was like 3 so I don't know what he means "when we were younger." Was he a big fan when he was in his 30's? Really, it ran from 1989-1993. Second, it's not like he just walked up there and changed it. I wouldn't have been so annoyed because then he wouldn't have been aware to the fact that I was enjoying watching it. He politely asked and I politely told him and he rudely changed it anyway. Third, his channel did NOT even have captions, so he didn't know what they were saying anyway! (He didn't have earphones so he couldn't have been tuned in to the sound either.)

Okay, deep breath...K, so it wasn't really a big deal, but it's just that there is never anything good on in the morning and I get so tired of staring at those dumb digits on the treadmill so I was really excited to see a show that I like. Plus, I did think he was rude.

I totally made this into a huge dramatized story and I wasn't really that upset, but I just thought he was rude so I wanted to see what people thought about that. Would you have been upset? Not? Said something to him?

And for some reason, I thought of my friend Jami and wondered what she would do...haha...Jami?

8 comments:

Lacee Herbert said...

What a little jerky! I would have totally been bummed just like you... I have to say... I'm a fan of Saved by the Bell and Zack Morris. How rude. Good luck tomorrow. And if you're asking me, I'd say whoever was there first ranks higher....

Kassi said...

What a jerk! I'm sorry but I would have got off and changed it back! He asked you told! That is just rude! I love watching saved by the bell! What a Jerk!

Kassi said...

What a jerk! I'm sorry but I would have got off and changed it back! He asked you told! That is just rude! I love watching saved by the bell! What a Jerk!

Connie said...

After he changed it, I probably would've said "well I WAS enjoying it." All sarcastic-like. I usually speak up when people are that blatantly rude! What a punk! (But I admire you, because what you did was better than what I'd do)

The Bottjer Family said...

I would have gotten off the treadmill and asked if he minded if I changed it.... then changed it despite what he said. Then, proceeded to tell him if you want to have choice of the show on tv you should be the first one at the gym. Okay... so I probably wouldn't have actually said that, but I would for sure have been thinking it!!!!

royalbird said...

I would have been mad too. If he wasn't going to respect someone else's wishes when he asked, he shouldn't have asked. How rude.

P.S. I love Saved by the Bell and enjoy watching the reruns.

Anonymous said...

Baby Ruth, That is nuts! It has been proven that SAVED BY THE BELL improves a workout by 12% I read that in Shape magazine so... Where as espn perhaps has no effect on the workout and most likely lowers your IQ per Newsweek. That meathead needs to check his facts. Reins

royalbird said...

After reading your post, I went over to Yahoo to check some stuff and this article about Saved by the Bell popped up, too funny!

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/92875/?fp=1

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