by Neil Anderson
Globo dude: "You know she was doing that wrong don't you?"
me: "How do you know?"
Globo dude: "I have been lifting now for..."
me (interrupting): "Not, how do YOU know?...HOW do you know?"
Globo dude: "I attended the university of..."
me (interrupting again): "Not, how do you KNOW?...HOW do you know?"
Globo dude (frustrated); HOW do I know what?
me: HOW do you know what she is doing?
Globo dude: "she's doing pull-ups...d... (almost says "dumb-ass")"
me (stopping the profanity): "And why do you think she is doing pull-ups?"
Globo dude (face contorts as he tries to think of ONE other reason in the world a person would do a pull-up other than to build VERY LARGE muscles): "To build muscle?"
me: "so you don't KNOW?"
Globo dude: "huhm?"
me: "I thought you were her fire chief or something"
Globo dude (emphatically): HUHM?
me: "I was teaching her a more efficient and effective way of doing pull-ups, using a kip. The requirements only read that she must do a certain amount pull-ups, each rep from the straight elbow position to chin over the bar position to qualify for the city job she is trying for. It didn't specify that kipping pull-ups would be disqualified. So, when I asked HOW you knew she was doing it wrong, I was asking if you had knowledge that superseded her manual?
Globo dude: "What's a kipping pull-up?"
me: "The question you should have lead with."