In 2006 I went to the YMCA in Asheville, NC. IT. WAS. TERRIFYING.
One step into the women's locker room I saw a butt-naked lady, bended over at the waist with her hair flipped upside down as she dried it with a hair dryer.
Good thing she had the hair dryer going or she might have heard my
I'd never given it much thought before, but I actually have a system to how I get ready after being in the shower. My system is called "No-matter-what-it-only-makes-sense-to-put-clothes-on-before-you-dry-your-hair... especially-in-a-public-place... especially-when-you're-standing-right-next-to-the-door."
Fast forward to 2011 & Josh has gotten a membership to the YMCA here in Virginia. Asheville is such a unique area, I try to put my previous YMCA experience behind me, assuming it's because it was Asheville. If I had two words to describe Asheville, it would be:
And I don't think anyone would really argue with those two vast generalizations. But I'd say if you we're going to see a naked woman in the locker room, it would either be at a nudist colony or under Asheville-type conditions.
But back to Virginia... I went with Josh to a 6am class one morning. After the class I went to the locker room, bracing myself for any potentially naked women drying their hair.
Victory! No naked-hair-drying-women!! But in the next 30 minutes it took me to get a shower and ready, I saw 3.5 additional naked women. I could have seen 4, but thankfully I was able to avoid that other half.
And I'm talking NAKED. Normally, when someone says they saw someone walking around naked, I
assume hope they mean with underwear on, at least. These women were boldly strutting their stuff so that no one could miss it (like anyone could miss it anyway). And they're not shy... they're chatting up their clothed friends and talking about their plans for the weekend, that big project at work, how the kids are doing these days, etc.
I know I grew up in a modest family, but does this totally freak anyone else out?
I am officially keeping a count of how many naked women I see at the YMCA. So far: 4.5