He goes and talks to many of the serious lifters and doesn't take the hint to leave them alone when they are working. I just ignore him and turn and walk away when he comes my way. For example, a guy will try to finish up the conversation by putting in his ear buds and going to lift and the kid would continue to talk. It is not that we mind talking to people, just not when we are lifting and working. Most of us will help anyone just about any time. He just has no clue. He also tends to do many annoying things.
There's a new guy in my gym like that. He's a new member of staff. He's actually a very nice guy, outside of the gym, his social skills are probably quite good. Inside the gym, he's a real pain in the a$$. I think he just needs to learn some gym etiquette i.e.
"When another member is standing up whilst holding onto a bar loaded with weight, it's possibly not the best time to ask what muscles that exercise targets. The purple face and veins popping out of the forehead is a good indication that it's not the best time to interrupt said lifter."
I have a lot of time for people who ask questions in the gym, but some(a lot) only ask you questions to make conversation, I think.
My training partners social skills are great. In restaurant, Waiter, "do you all want to order drinks?". Everyone will answer something like, "yes, please, i'll have a coke, thanks". Then it'll get to my training partner, who has a natural expression on his face that suggests he hates everything with a heart beat, "TAP WATER!". In a thick Scottish accent, that sounds like, "TAAP WATT'RR!". Indian, chinese, Italian restaurants, any waiter that clearly you need to tone down the accent for. doesn't matter - "TAP WATER". Note the emphasis on "TAP". You can drink tap water here, and it's very nice. But if you just ask for "water", they'll give you bottled, and charge you for it. Tap water is free.
In the gym he's just as good. The other day, after completing our Dynamic Warm Up, this female trainer came up and asked, very politely, "I noticed what you guys were doing there, are you training for something?". Out of amusement, I left it for the training partner to answer, he just gave her this look that suggested, "if you even LOOK at me again, i'll rip your eyes out!". She then clearly felt a little strange, and said, "you know, like, tae kwon do or something?". I could barely hold in my laugh, still, the training partner was continuing to fill up with hate. I felt sorry for her and decided to answer, as I always do anyway, "No, it's just how we warm up. All we do is warm up, to lift heavy things, nothing exciting". She just said something like, "oh, great, well, keep it up, more people should be doing that" and walked away.
You kind of need to know the guy to appreciate how funny these situations are. He's a very nice guy, and laid back, but when he's not on the level to socialise, and it gets forced upon him, it's pretty comical.