I have been going to yoga for the past six months. I like it, I like the people, and I think it's working for me on the physical front (YMMV). However, in every situation, there are those who are completely frickin' clueless. To get into the studio, you have to pass at least four signs, prominently posted, that say "Absolutely No Shoes in the Studio". At the top of the stairs there is a bench under which there are usually ten to twelve pairs of shoes (this week there were a lot more). There is a 2'X4' above the bench that says "Absolutely No Shoes in the Studio" and a smaller sign above the door handle. You get the picture.....
So anyway, I'm sitting there, waiting for class to start, and this new woman walks in with her shoes on. I look at her and point at her feet and say 'shoes'. I get the same look that you get from a cow when you honk your horn at them. I point again... 'shoes'. To the same look of incomprehension. Finally I say 'Take off your goddamned shoes.' She finally gets the point and takes them off.
After a couple of other incidents, I now have the unofficial position of 'yoga-enforcer'...... Part of my new crusade against rude folks everywhere.
6 months ago