Today my work and errands took me to another part of town. While I was there I decided to go to a class at a different branch of my gym. At the gym I swiped my card at the front desk, then walked over to the group exercise room area to wait for the previous class to end. There were two other people standing by the door. One of them (a middle aged woman) asked my name, offered her hand, and introduced herself.
After some chit chat about what I could expect in the class she asked what kind of work I did or if I was retired. Then she inquired if I'd heard of the company she worked for, which sold a greens supplement product that offered a day's worth of fruits and vegetables in a convenient powdered form. I said I hadn't. At this point the other class was over and we started to go into the room,
While we were walking I told her I agreed that people needed to get a lot of nutrients each day, but I preferred to eat the real thing. She countered by telling me her product was good for those days when they were inconvenient to prepare.
We claimed spaces in the fitness room. Because I didn't want anyone to watch me in the unfamiliar class I chose the back corner over to the right . The woman stopped in the center of the room, but then walked over to me to continue the conversation. Even though I'd tried to indicate I wasn't interested in her product, she continued, asking if I'd like a sample or one of her business cards. I declined both. Fortunately, at that point the class started.
After the class was over I went into the bathroom, then got ready to leave. The woman was standing outside the building talking to someone else, and I didn't break my stride as I said goodbye.