First, let me amend my prior post about etiquette, in which I may have implied that all people who leave plates on machines are meatheads. That is hardly true. People lifting very little weight also do the same thing. Really pisses me off.
This evening, I went to the gym to bust out some hack squats, incline leg presses, and regular squats. I was amazed at how EVERY single machine/rack had weights on them, even though nobody was using them. In between sets, I would sit and observe how people would use things and just leave weight plates on them. It is such an annoying and inconsiderate thing to do. I saw what at first I thought was this father-son duo (sidebar, at first I was like, that is pretty cool that a dad and his son are lifting together, then I realized, uhm, they were not father-son but something else) doing squats. They kept increasing the plates, then poof, they left the rack, with all the plates on the bar. As I was muttering to myself about how much I hate people, the guy on the machine next to me walked away, leaving all of his plates on. WTF is wrong with people.
I had like 14 plates on the incline leg press, and I removed each one of them. I probably look like the idiot for doing the considerate thing.
Oh well, I’m probably gonna get in a fight with someone over this one of these days. I wanted to today, but I channeled my anger into my squats, so it worked out in the end.