Dear Man-at-the-gym-who-was-working-out-with-his-two-sons:

Thank you for accepting the small piece of advice I gave you and your (skinny and weak-looking) son on how he could spot you on your 225lb bench press in a safer and more effective manner. Thank you for listening attentively and not batting a single eyelash that it was a gurl giving you weightlifting advice. Thank you for thanking me sincerely and then, after I walked away, turning to your son and saying, “Did you understand what she was saying? See, if you do it her way it’s better because–” etc. You might not know that it took me several minutes to convince myself that it was better for me to possibly damage your ego than to allow you and your son to not be aware of a safer way for a weaker person to spot a stronger person on the bench press. You might not know that I’ve offered well-meaning advice to novice lifters before and been rudely rebuffed and then seen those same novice lifters accept instruction from other novices who happen to be male.

So, anyway, thank you for setting such a superb example for your sons on how to be a terrific man.