Yesterday I got to take class again with Fan Lady. She set herself up fairly close to the fan switches. I was all the way down at the other end of the room. I noticed her, but I wasn’t paying attention to her at first. I have my own business to take care of. That’s why I get there early. I had finished doing some stretches when I decided to leave to use the restroom.
You should know that when you leave the hot room at my studio, it dumps you into a hallway. Along the hallway are three indivudal restrooms. I entered the one at the farthest end from the lobby and from where Fan Lady had set up. When I came out, I had decided to go the lobby for a second to get come chapstick from my purse. This meant I had to walk all the way down the hall and past the door closest to Fan Lady.
I passed Fan Lady as I was going down the hall. It didn’t register with me until I got to the door she had exited. The door was propped open. That’s when I saw Fan Lady continuing on down the hall and into the women’s changing area.
Was it her? Did she intentionally prop open the door? I didn’t see her do it so I can’t say. Let’s just say I have my suspisions. I unpropped it, closed it, and went on about my business.
But wait – it gets better.
I get back on my mat and am just hanging out. Fan Lady is on her mat hanging out. Then, she gets up and stares directly at the switches. She takes a couple of steps towards them. I’m thinking, go ahead and do it. I’m all set to say something. But then I think, please don’t do it. Please do not make me have to deal with this.
She turns and looks directly at me. Busted! She caught me looking at her. Then she turns back and stares at the switches. Then she looks at me again. Then she leaves the room.
The next five or so minutes got strange. Fan Lady would lay down on her mat for 1-2 minutes, get up, swing the door open as wide as she could, and exit. She would be gone 1-2 minutes, swing the door open as wide as possible, enter the room, and lay down. And this just kept repeating until the instructor came in. It was like she was trying to cool the room as best as she could. For the life of me I cannot figure out why she just doesn’t sit out in the lobby until just before class. People do this. It’s not a big deal.
As someone who’s made a career out of primarily observational research, I am now dying to interview Fan Lady and ask her why she does these things. I’m not going to do that, but I so want to know what her rationale is and why she thinks this is all fine and dandy to do. Or maybe she doesn’t think it’s fine and dandy to do but she doesn’t care and does it anyways. At any rate, I’d love to score an interview with Fan Lady.