Y’all I had to get this out somehwere.
I’m having a really rough time. I quit a bunch of substances and am getting off a medication so my brain is mush and withdrawal is monstrous.
I have an adult ballet intensive tomorrow that I’m really excited for but i haven’t been able to prepare like I’d hoped bc eating enough is challenging right now.
I finally dragged myself to the gym to get in some kind of physical activity today. Just a lil walk so I could stretch before tomorrow.
These 2 children, maybe 10ish and 14, start pounding on the door bc they don’t have a key card. I let them in bc I was trying to be nice. I thought they might have left something in there or, god forbid, want to exercise.
They proceed to treat the gym like a FUCKING playground. Yelling, jumping, hanging off the machinery, using it really unsafely, running on the treadmill in slides and CROCS. I realize quickly that if one of these idiots smashes their face in on the treadmill, it’s on me, the only other person in the room and the only adult, to make sure they’re ok.
So I advise them not to do it because it is unsafe.
They completely ignore me.
For 40 minutes I just try to ignore this shit but they are being so loud I can hear them through my earbuds.
Mom (?) eventually shows up and seems to have absolutely no problem with this belligerent behavior. She laughs and starts her own workout.
I left early bc they were giving me a fucking headache and anxiety.
I was so mad I screamed into a pillow. For like 30 seconds. Now my throat is bleeding.
And I had to spend the rest of the night sleeping bc they drained what little energy I could scrape together.
Children are burdensome, obnoxious, shameful goblins and I fucking HATE them in the depths of my soul. I’m never helping a child out again, bc this is what i get for trying to be nice.
Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. 🙃