A Man Checked the Gym Parking Lot Closing Time of 11pm Before Entering, but The Parking Officer Kept Interrupting His Workout Demanding that He Leave Earl

A man, who was a diligent fitness enthusiast, had a set routine. He usually liked visiting his local gym as it allowed him to make the most of his workouts, however one day, he was harassed by the parking officer. Here is what he had to say: 

Deadlift Champion

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On one particular evening, the man set himself a crucial goal for the session. He wanted to beat his personal best deadlift set.

The 11 p.m. Closure

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Arriving at the gym at 9:45 PM, the man was conscious of the parking lot’s closing time. Seeking clarity, he approached the parking attendant and asked, “This closes at 11 p.m., right?” Receiving confirmation from the attendant, he proceeded with his workout plan.

The Final Set Beckons

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At 10:45 pm, the gym enthusiast began his final set, a long-anticipated all-time-high deadlift. He rested for three minutes to gather his strength for the upcoming challenge, eager to achieve his goal.

The Unexpected Interruption

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However, his workout took an unexpected turn when the parking attendant entered the gym and demanded he remove his car immediately, as it was fast approaching 11 p.m.

A Refusal

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The gym-goer, determined to finish his set, attempted to delay the man. “I tell him it’s my last set, and I’ll be out in five minutes”. The man was aware that he still had some time before 11 p.m. hit. 

Guilt Trips and ‘Guidelines’

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The parking attendant resorted to a new strategy. ‘He guilt trips me that “his house is so far away” so the “11 p.m” closing time is just a guideline’, the man explained. Undeterred, he reiterated his intention to leave before 11 p.m, as per the parking lot’s official closing time.

The Watchful Eye

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As the man continued his resting period, the parking attendant lingered, keeping a watchful eye on him. He even approached, asking again if he was leaving. All the while, the man remained resolute in completing his workout.

The Conclusion

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With his workout successfully completed, the determined gym-goer left the gym at 10:55 p.m, five minutes before the official closing time. As he departed, he offered an apology to the parking attendant for any inconvenience caused and promised to plan his gym visits with more time in the future.

The Confrontation

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However, instead of acknowledging the apology, the parking attendant remained silent and swiftly prepared to block the driveway with cones as the man exited the parking lot.

The Dilemma

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The man felt like he was stuck in a moral dilemma. On one hand, he could empathize with the parking officer and his desire to get home to his family. On the other hand, the man had made an advanced effort to clarify the closing times of the parking lot, so he did not feel like he had done anything wrong. 

Asking the Internet

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The man was interested in hearing the opinions of other people, wondering whether he had taken advantage of the parking officer. However, most readers stood firmly by the man’s side. “His end time should be 15 minutes after closing, with the understanding he could leave early if all cars were out of the lot”, someone wrote. “He is there to accommodate gym members.”

Unified Sentiments

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Everyone agreed with the idea that this was all the parking officer’s fault. “When you asked if they close at 11, the attendant should’ve communicated that 10:45 is preferred… he did not”, agreed another commenter. 

Take Action

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Some readers even suggested that the parking officer’s behavior was inappropriate and should be actioned. “Definitely should be reported to the manager”, stated one angry reader. “Emphasize his behavior. State you felt threatened by his behavior. By the way, don’t ever apologize to someone who threatens you like that. It just reinforces their behavior.”

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