Today's social dilemma comes from Tara, and again, this is something that has happened to me before which is why it really caught my eye. Here's the email.
Hi Jaime. I hope you use this question for your social dilemma because I was so put off by this. It's January, and I'm on a new kick to get in shape for the new year. So I joined a new gym, and this is what happened when I took the tour for the first time. The tour guide walked me through the locker room. When we walked to the shower area a woman around my age in her 40's was completely bare skinned drying herself off. I was polite and did my best not to look, but she came up and wanted to shake my hand and welcome me then ask me what classes I was interested in going to. Keep in mind, this was my first time in a gym locker room since high school. I have this thing, I think naked people should not talk! Get dressed then talk! I was very uncomfortable. I want to know what you think about this. Was I being too prudish, or do you think I'm right. Thanks for your help Jaime. Love listening every morning, Tara.
Well, this happens to me all the time at my gym. I'm not prudish and I don't embarrass easy, but when someone starts a conversation with me when they're naked, it just feels weird. I don't do it. I always have a towel on. But then I think it's more my problem than theirs. So what do you think? Was Tara being too prudish, or do you think there shouldn't be any talking if you're naked at the gym?