By Johnny - 19/12/2012 23:33 - United States - Memphis

Today, I sold some weights that were way too heavy for me on Craigslist. I felt okay with not being able to lift them when I saw the other man, who was a pretty buff dude; that is until of course he informed me he was buying them for his wife. FML
I agree, your life sucks 31 425
You deserved it 8 716

Same thing different taste

Top comments

TopBanana20 11

Hey! his wife could be a bodybuilder or something. just because she's a woman doesn't mean she can't be stronger than you.

Let that be your motivation and start hitting the gym!


Let that be your motivation and start hitting the gym!

ChefPhilly 13

His wife is that karate dude's wife from Napolean Dynamite!

Don't be, it was a good and funny reference :) now I'm gonna go eat some gosh darn qas-o-dillas...

It's not a big deal. You work your way up.

Misswildsides 22

OP can just use the money to invest in smaller and lighter ones, and work his way up there.

LiterOfCola 16

It's also not a big deal cause OP might've been using the weights for curls or something while the lady could be dead lifting for all we know

I'd really like to know how light those weights were...

If they are for a woman...... But I'm giving OP the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the wife is just as ripped as the seller.

Yeah I was just joking, but he doesn't say how heavy the weights were so its hard to tell how embarrassing it is for him. If they were really heavy then she's probably ripped like her husband. But if they were lighter then that's when it gets awkward..

5-What I thought. 13-Who I pictured. I think her name is Starla.

Hiimhaileypotter 52

#5- Women can get strong and muscular but they don't get "ripped" like men do (meaning tons of muscle) unless they take testosterone.

It depends on the woman and the man tbh. Some medical conditions cause some women to produce more testosterone/muscle mass than some men. Some men have low testosterone. Maybe you see those as exceptions, but I don't. Besides, the wife could just be better than OP. Practice makes perfect and whatnot

Looks like we found out your New Year resolutions.

TopBanana20 11

Hey! his wife could be a bodybuilder or something. just because she's a woman doesn't mean she can't be stronger than you.

cradle6 13

Men are genetically stronger than women. Men have much more muscle mass and much higher amounts of testosterone. Men are stronger than women unless the woman uses steroids (even then there's no guarantee). I know people like to say that "everyone is the same" but this is really far from reality. As for the FML, there's a million different exercises you can do with free weights, and there's no way to know which exercises OP felt were too hard. For example, OP might not be able to curl the weights, but could easily dumbbell press them. The wife could also need them for an "easier" exercise.

Opheliac73 8

I don't like how you regard a woman being stronger than a man as being so unheard of. Yes, men are stronger on average but that doesn't mean that OP is very strong or that the man's wife is on steroids.

You definitely sound like someone who is quite serious about lifting weights. Take that in any way you want.

There's a huge difference between the average man being "stronger" (debateable depending on how you define the word--women have physical advantages that are often ignored) & EVERY man being stronger than every woman. Individual body types, age, practice, & diet can make a bigger difference than sex.

59- You've obviously never seen women that do crossfit.

Mademoiselle_fml 34

Maybe his wife is one of those super-buff body builders. (Doubt it, but hey if it makes you feel better!)

A lot of woman are unnoticeably strong. You don't need to necessarily bulk up. I know girls who lift heavier weights than most men, but don't look like body builders.

LuckBeNimble 19

37 is right! also, it depends on what they're used for. I mean, most people can lift way more with their legs than they can with their arms and whatnot.


Was that supposed to be a reference or a question?

i think he doesnt, other wise he would have kept them for the future excersise

debbster7 18

Am I the only one who wonders just how heavy the weight it actually was? You deserve it if the weight is only 10 pounds, OP!