Chandigarh's Lake Sports Complex recently put out a bizarre notice for its members that contained a set of rules that they had to follow. The notice included some unusual rules such as shaving legs before wearing shorts, not wearing smelly clothes, and not making loud noises or grunting while working out and lifting weights.
After the notice went viral, the club claimed that they never put it out, and that someone else had committed this mischief. Nevertheless, the bizarre rules in the notice caught Twitter's attention.
The notice said that these guidances have come as a result of "members not following proper decorum in the premises".
The notice also mentioned that members would have to get their undergarments approved from management and that they could only wear those undergarments at the club after they receive an approval in stamping.
Members wearing shorts were also instructed to shave their legs to "preserve the decorum and avoid unnecessary attention".
Moreover, only a list of pre-approved bad words are allowed to be spoken. Members are required to access the list from management. Not only that, they were explicitly told to wash their socks everyday to prevent smelling, failing which, they would be subject to fines.
The four-point notice was shared on Twitter by journalist Arshdeep Sandhu on Twitter, and has now been deleted. Here is a picture of the notice:
Here is how users reacted:
* How does a member fail the "smell test"?
* Who is incharge of smelling members ?
* Can members wax instead of shave ?
* "Only approved undergarment are to be worn ! And who will check the brand of the underwear ?"
* what if the member abuses in another language ?
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) August 3, 2021
Waiting for someone to comment how waxing is better than shaving
— A Sidhu (@asidhu_) August 3, 2021
-Defaulters will be depilated at sight-
Screams fake. Unless it’s real and someone with bizarre fetishes has wrested control of their management
— Tarvinderjit Singh (@tarvinderjit) August 3, 2021
Can someone plz get the approved list of Punjabi cuss words which are allowed in Lake Club coz I can't think beyond the obvious
— Nishant Pant (@nishantpant_in) August 3, 2021
I feel bad for whoever is conducting the smell test.
— Dr. Aayush Gupta (@aayush387) August 3, 2021
Update: The club management has removed it after hue and cry from members
Said it is a ‘shararat’ https://t.co/v7SjK8so2D
— Arshdeep Sandhu (Raavi) (@arsh11kaur) August 3, 2021
The club, however, has denied putting up a notice like this and said that they are investigating who is behind this action. Anmol Deep, a trainer at the club said, "Someone must have done this mischief as we remain closed on Monday. We didn't issue this. We're checking CCTV footage to find out," in a statement to ANI.
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