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Woman Finds Hilarious Way to Get Rid of a Guy at the Gym Who Won’t Leave Her Alone

If you’ve ever been chatted up by a guy who won’t take no for an answer, this woman’s story might inspire you – or at the very least give you a good chuckle! There is nothing worse than a man who thinks that when you politely turn down his unwelcome advances, you’re just playing hard to get, and instead of skulking back to where he came from continues to badger you for your name or your number. It’s infuriating and beyond uncomfortable, and in some cases it can also be quite unnerving.

Working out at the gym one day, one woman was approached by a guy who seemed intent on flirting and chatting with her even after she’d made it quite clear that she wasn’t interested? So, after trying all the usual ways to get rid of him short of swearing at him, she decided to repel him another way.

So a few things. I go to the gym to workout and decompress I don’t see it as a place to be social. I wear large over ear headphones.

I was at the gym and just finished one my sets for deadlifts, when a guy walks over. This is something I’m used to (despite how much I dislike it) but he starts talking to me and I’m able to pick up he’s flirting. I’m polite and waiting for the proper moment to end the conversation.

When he asks for my number I decline. He keeps talking and going into the usual shtick of “why not?” And “come on”. At that point I’m very uncomfortable and also annoyed because my workout timer has already gone off and it past time for me to start my next set.

I put on my big girl pants and tell him he’s making me uncomfortable and I just want to finish my workout. Does he leave? No! He keeps talking now going on about “how he didn’t mean it like that” and ” he’s not a bad guy.” No actual apology to be found.

Now during this entire interaction I’ve had to fart. I was being polite and holding it in until he left but seeing as he’s not I think “well I know a way to get him to leave.”

As he’s STILL talking I let it go. It’s silent but rather smelly. It only takes about 2 seconds for him to catch a whiff. He stops talking and the face he makes is too much that I have to bite my lip to stop laughing.

That’s when he give me a look of “are you serious” and the finally leaves. And I’m left alone to finish my workout.


Reddit users approved wholeheartedly of her unconventional method of getting rid of an unwanted suitor and joked ‘ a case of Gone with the Wind?’ and ‘He was blown away.

One commenter also admitted to employing this unconventional but effective technique when needed.

I have utilized farts as an anti-flirting man deterrent since I was a teenager(thank you, mild IBS). Apparently I don’t look like the feral autistic freak that I am, so men will approach me thinking I’m safe.

Once my blank expression, direct communication, and dead tone don’t work, the big butt they like so much launches the attack. Generous cheeks are like the amp of the body, so when I rip it, I rip it loud.

Hard to keep the cool guy act up when my ass sounds like a heavy metal duck between every pause of their flirting, and my direct, unwavering eye contact burns holes into your face. (WifeOfSpock)


Commenters in general were impressed with her ingenuity in the face of an annoyingly persistent male. As one wrote:

Congratulations!!! Farting in self defence is a Ninja Skunk move!!! A good revenge for a guy who was trying to ignore your boundaries, and the fact that you clearly stated you weren’t interested. (Gypsyheartwanderer)


How do you get rid of guys who can’t take no for an answer? Would you consider using the ‘Ninja Skunk move?’

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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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