This seemed like the best place to post this, so I apologize if there is a better forum.
Some people just need to hear this because it has always bothered me when I work out.
Are you sick of people interrupting your workout by pulling you into a conversation vortex when you are trying to limit your rest time between sets. You end up talking for 5 mins when you only wanted to rest for 1 min in between sets. Some people don't get gym etiquette...that's where this comes into play...
The Headphone Rule:
If you are wearing an IPOD/MP3 player with headphones at the gym and someone needs to talk to you, this is the hint of how much time they have to engage you.
If you turn the volume down, but leave your headphones in...they have about 5-10 secs to say something.
If you take out one earphone...they now have about 1 min, but need to make it quick.
If you take out both earphones...they now have all the time that they need to talk.
Thank you for reading this, and if you ever see me in the gym and I have both earphones in...better make it quick!