It seems that whenever I use a gym facility I always see the same scenarios:People using a bench to rest their weight in between sets, people sitting on a bench talking, people dropping their weights after grunting.
Is there not any review for patrons when they join a gym?
I personally only train outdoors, so when I am forced inside I find so many interesting human behaviors going on other than actual working out.
The way I see it, is that individuals have their own styles. If they are not bothering you, for example resting the weights on the bench you intend to use, forget about it. I have found that if you need something just ask. Most will simply move the weights and you can carry on. If they give you a problem, let management know.