There’s this one lady I see at the gym almost every weekday morning; I would guess she’s in her mid-40s or so. She’s slim, with deeply (overly) tanned skin, and always, always wears a pair of shortish shorts with a fitted, zip-up, long-sleeved jacket. I’ve wondered on more than one occasion how she can stand to do cardio workouts while wearing long sleeves. I thought there might be something underneath the jacket that she was trying to cover up. Recently, however, I saw her take the jacket off — the one and only time I’ve seen her without it — and she looked perfectly normal underneath (with a fitted tank-top). So why wear it?
The reason why I saw her take the jacket off was actually pretty funny. There are a fair amount of “regulars” that I recognize now; Overly-Tanned Lady (hereafter known as OTL) is one of them, and another is a good-looking, muscled man (noticeably younger than OTL) who I sometimes see while working out with weights. Whenever OTL catches sight of this man, she stares at him and tries to catch his eye. It’s quite obvious.
Recently, while OTL and I were using neighboring arm-machines, muscled-man walked over and started doing his own arm-strain thing (wowza!). And this is when OTL stripped off her jacket to reveal the fitted tank-top! I couldn’t believe my eyes. She’ll suffer through long cardio workouts completely covered up, but she’ll strip it off when a hottie is present? And then, of course, she put it right back on when she was no longer in his presence.
No shame, I tell you.