In something out of many people's social anxiety nightmares—and definitely gym nightmares—gym-goer Alyssa Konkel tripped on a treadmill.
She got her pants caught in the whereupon the treadmill de-pantsed her. The video of her mishap quickly went viral.
In an interview with CNN, Konkel recounted the sequence of events.
Konkel asked for a copy of the video from the gym's cameras then went public with the footage.
"I'm just going to post it and make everything public, and I just wanted to make the world laugh."
She wanted to make people laugh, but also had a rebuttal for those who would comment on her, well, butt.
"Everyone has a butt, and if people have something bad to say about my butt, bite my butt."
Konkel shared her favorite joke that people have been using about the incident.
"Who takes your pants off faster: your boyfriend or the treadmill?"
\u201c"How many people saw my butt?"\n\nA woman fell on a treadmill and lost her pants -- but not her sense of humor.\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
People admired her sense of humor.
\u201c@CNN Good for her for having a sense of humor. Love it.\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
\u201c@CNN Respect \u270a for laughing at yourself if only more of us could\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
\u201c@CNN You have to laugh at yourself and if you do nobody can't make fun of you ever again \ud83e\udd20\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
Some said they would not go back to the gym, were this them.
\u201cI would never go to the gym again if this happened to me. Good on her.\u201d— Andy Rosenberg (@Andy Rosenberg) 1686746758
People were impressed Konkel put the video up herself.
\u201c@CNN De-pants \ud83d\ude02 great she put the video out herself\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
People found her stated occupation in the video hilarious, too.
\u201c@CNN Her occupation is \u201clost her pants\u201d\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
Several folks talked about the safety features of treadmills.
\u201c@CNN Could have been much worse. Most treadmills now have auto-stop features, like a cord that you attach to yourself so that the machine will brake if you fall. But they only work if you use them.\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
\u201cFor some reason people simply refuse to use the safety key on any treadmill.\u201d— laichungleung (@laichungleung) 1686781766
But one person summed up the good side of this event.
\u201c@CNN Look on the bright side she mooned the world and got away with it \ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1686746708
No word on whether or not she'll use that treadmill ever again.