I saw a dangerously special snowflake at the gym this week. The gym has an aisle that allows you to walk between two long rows of machines. After I had been on my machine for a while I noticed that one woman had pulled her machine out from her row so that it was blocking the entire aisle and was right against the rowing machine that had (originally) been across the aisle from her (making it unusable). The front of the machine was still about 6-12 inches in the original row, which means you couldn't walk in front of it, either. The aisle is wide enough for walking, but it's not very wide, and certainly not wide enough to allow for a large cross-trainer machine.
I was watching in the reflection of a window, so at first I thought I was seeing it incorrectly. But, no, I wasn't. People wanting to get by her either had to climb on top of and over the rowing machine behind her (coming dangerously close to the back swing of her legs), or they had to step over the back end of the treadmill to her left (which was in use), walk through the space where her machine should have been, then walk over the back end of the treadmill to her right (also in use) in order to get back to the aisle. I'm amazed nobody was hurt. After a few minutes a staff member came up and said something to her, then the staff member struggled to push the machine back while the special snowflake watched. Staff member wasn't strong enough to push it back, so after another minute the snowflake finally helped.
Definitely one of the oddest things I've seen at the gym. I can't imagine why she pulled the machine into the aisle in the first place, or why she didn't think, "Gee, I'm blocking the way," when she saw people climbing over other machines to get around her.