3 month-versary last Tuesday (I refuse to use "anniversary" because "anni"=annual)
Never really thought I'd reach three months after my first class. I remember walking out and just sort of feeling like, "No, I don't want to, there's no point." But, clearly, something got me coming up and keeps me coming back. If anything, now, I find that without a regular practice I start to notice aches and pains. I had to miss 10 days due to shows/scheduling/etc. My knees, my upper back...no bueno.
September (and all it entails) has ended. Hoping now I can return to a more regular practice. Going to make it a thing to be there Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and whenever I can Sunday. May even be really crazy and try for the 6:30 class tomorrow morning...we'll see.
And now: FUN WORK STUDY STORIES!
So, last night's 6pm class ended up being the fun one. We had a French guy and his girlfriend come in. When we asked if he had done Bikram: "I've done hot yoga" which could mean a million things. But that's all we could get. As my manager observed later, when he refused towels, we should have known there would be a problem. Apparently, he raised a fuss about 5 minutes into class because the teacher wasn't letting him separate his feet and out he marched to me.
Had to deal with the lovely "This isn't yoga. This is bullshit" for a good 5-10 minutes. Assured him he would get his money refunded and he finally left. It's whatever, I get it, it's not for you...but did you have to make such a big deal about it? People come to this place because they want to. People teach this yoga because they love it.
So I go back to vacuuming and folding towels. Right around triangle, poor girl comes out white as a sheet. Couldn't get her to focus or really speak coherently. She ended up sitting on the floor of the bathroom, but didn't actually throw up. Got her senses back and finished the class. Honestly, I don't think I could have. I was legit impressed.
Here's the fun karma part: Frenchmen left behind a SmartWater that he had bought but never opened. Came in handy after all!