There’s nothing worse than getting bothered by people when you’re at the gym.
When people see that you’re busy focusing on your reps or doing your strides on the cross-trainer, the last thing you want to have is a conversation.
But one woman, who was tired of having guys chat to her while she’s busy, has found a perfect solution to stop a conversation dead in its tracks.
Admittedly, it’s a bit gross and crass, but it’s effective!
Author Olivia Cole overheard the exchange between two women in the gym and shared their advice on Twitter.
It begins as a guy approached two ladies with “flirtatious eyebrows at the ready”.
As soon as they caught wind of him approaching, she stopped him in his tracks by telling him “UH you might not want to come over here, dude. I just farted. It’s bad.”
As he leaves “horrified”, her friend asks if she actually did let out some foul gas.
“Psh no,” she responds.
And the clever lie has received more than 20,000 retweets, with many saying they can’t wait to try it themselves.
So next time you don’t feel like dealing with people, let it rip.