A couple of weeks ago I was all set up to take class. I was hanging out in the hot room, and we had about five minutes to go. Suddenly, this woman (who happened to be set up right next to me) gets off her mat, walks over to the fans, and starts screwing with the switches.
Can you believe that?????
We have three fans that are in a line that run through the middle of the room. There’s an area of the room that also has no fans. This way, you can set up based on your fan preference. You can get full fan access, absolutely no fan access (or door love), or straddle the two. I am a master at the straddle. I can set up my mat so I only get a little bit of air on one side.
This lady set the fans so that the middle one was on the highest setting. I don’t know what she intended to do, but that’s what she did. Several of us looked at each other like, “What the heck?!?” but no one said anything. I wanted to say something, but I had no idea who she was. Then, the woman left the room. Even better! Turn the fans up and leave!
Of course I was pissed. I mean, the class hadn’t started yet. If you didn’t want to be in the room then you didn’t have to be. She chose to come to class anyways for that matter. Second, she’s screwing with the room temperature, and we all paid for that room to be hot. Third, there’s a reason that the room is supposed to be heated.
No one seemed to be doing anything so I went to the front desk. Of course I did! And you know what? I do not feel bad about it. I deserve what I came for. We all deserve what we came for, and none of the students have the right to be touching the equipment.
Ok – I’ve touched the equipment before, but with permission. I have been asked (because I get there right when the studio opens) to turn on or turn off the humidifier. But I know how to do it, and I’ve been asked to do it.
So I went to the front desk and asked the instructor if someone was supposed to be messing with the fans. Big surprise – she didn’t know anything about it. The woman just took it upon herself to adjust the fans. I got asked to turn them off, but I said no to that. There’s multiple switches involved, and I didn’t know the first thing about how to turn them on or off. It’s not like the humidifier with just one switch. Plus, I am pretty sure some people were already irked, and I didn’t want to add to that. Who was I to go in and touch the fans? You Bikram people know there can be tension around these fans.
When the instructor came in it was obvious that someone had screwed with the fans. She asked who touched the fans and the woman did not step up to the plate. That takes a lot of gumption (or something)! Most of us were in the room when she did it. We saw her, but she wasn’t about to own up to it. Good grief.
Fan lady was back yesterday, and she was set up right under the switches. I soooo wanted to run over, turn the fans up, and go, “I’m gonna say you did it!” and run out of the room. Because I’m immature like that.