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So I had to cancel a couple of classes before I ever taught them.  I was pretty sad to do it but the situation was really uncomfortable for me.  The space was awful (it was a stockroom…literally just a painted floor and cinder block walls and no ceiling) but the guy said he had all these people who wanted to do yoga there and was doing all this advertising so I was holding onto faith that all those bodies would absorb some of the echo and nastiness of the room.  But then it became clear that he had greatly exaggerated his advertising efforts and it wasn’t going to be worth the 30-minute drive to his shop.

I called and said that it might be best to postpone the classes until we had some guaranteed students because the transportation was a problem for me – we’re a one-car family and usually that’s plenty but when things like this come up we have to scramble to make other arrangements.  His solution: “Oh, well I will drive out and pick you up and then bring you home after class, if that’s your issue.”  Um.  No.  That is way too creepy.  And on top of some other creepy vibes I got from him during our original meeting it definitely made up my mind that cancelling was the right thing to do.

But I didnt get a chance to return his call yesterday and tell him that for sure.  This morning I woke up to this message: “Hey Bikini Yogini* this is Creepy Dude* from the Creepy Dude Emporium.*  I was calling to tell you that I have it all set up to come and pick you up for your classes so give me a call.  I’ll see you then.”

I don’t often use this type of phrase but – WTF?!?!?!  Thank GOD this guy doesn’t know where I live.  I get goosebumps just imagining his yuckiness showing up on my doorstep.  So I have to call him back now and be firm.  It doesnt come easily but I have no choice.

Lesson of the day: be careful, young yogis and yoginis.  We put ourselves way out there sometimes and we tend to be a trusting lot.  Just make sure your pepper spray isn’t past the expiration date.

*names have been changed to protect the innocent…and also the creepy.

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