Apparently, gymnastics is a very confusing sport. No, I am not referring to the code of points. I am referring to the odd conversations that tend to occur when someone learns you are a gymnast. There were some great twitter responses to #ThingsYouNeverSayToAGymnast. I will post those soon.
First, I must share a delightful conversation I had yesterday with an inquisitive grocery shopper.
Shopper: “You were a gymnast?”
SHOPPER: “Did you go to the Olympics?”
SHOPPER: “Did you wear that cute little outfit?”
ME: “ I did wear a leotard.”
SHOPPER: “The swimsuit looking thing?”
SHOPPER: “Do you know Natalie?”
ME: “Should I?”
SHOPPER: “She scored a 10 at the London Olympics.”
ME: “Her total score?”
ME: “I doubt “Natalie” was happy with that score. What country did she compete for?”
ME: “Could her name have been Nadia?”
These conversations are very traumatic for gymnasts. Do I call Michael Jordan, Mitch? Hopefully, we can educate the world about our wonderful sport.
Now, I am off to watch the Kellogg's tour. Perhaps I will see “Natalie” on TV.
Hope you are having a great weekend!