In previous entries HERE and HERE, I've written about the redhead at the gym. She's been going to the gym as long as I have and usually around the same time.
Like me, she has changed her routine. When I first noticed her, she was doing a lot of cardio and aerobics. She's added free weights into her routine.
During the five years or so of working out next to each other, we've never exchanged words. Why would we? I go to the gym to get fit and not talk to people. Yes, I do notice people around me, especially girls, but I don't approach them; although, I have been approached by an abdominal snow-woman, which I've blogged about HERE.
Finally, we exchanged words. We arrived to the gym at the same time, and I opened the door for her.
"Allow me," I said.
"Thank you," she said with a genuine smile.
I smiled back and said, "Sure."
Now if we see each other, we exchange a smile, a nod, or a hand gesture.