I know how you feel but I think it coulda been handled better.Today, I was doing leg presses. I go and get some water. When I came back, some guy...was setting his stuff right next to the machine..I knew he was gonna start using it. So I started stacking weights...
Him: "I'm using this machine." (I kinda laughed)
Me: "Nope, I was here about 10 minutes ago."
Him: "Well I was here, I'm using it."
Me: " I had my bag here for 10 minutes already..you just got here."
Him: "I have my stuff here too."
Me: "Nope, I was here way before you, and I'm using it. I've been using it."
Him: " How much longer you have?" (sarcastic tone)
Me: "Well about 10 minutes"
So while he was waiting, since he was so damn rude to me, I started stretching..started taking my sweet ass time. Normally I wouldn't do that...but when a person is a prick about it...he deserved it. Plus...is it really that hard to look around the machine to see if anybody has their belongings there? shit... I could see you hijack the machine after someone leaves it unoccupied for 10 minutes or so...but I was only gone for 1 minute.
Same situation happened to me. Using the lat machine. I get up to get a drink. Dude comes over and gets on , I let him do his set and I sat "mind if i finish up my set? " he says, I only got two more. I say, Okay well i'm just gonna get one more set in. He got all pissed , took his towel and sassed off.
What a fuckin prick , no one owns anything in that gym. People that think they own shit get kicked in the mouth.