Usually, Internet trolls are the absolute worst, but every so often a troll like this Seinfeld obsessive comes along who's a hero to us all. One such person, known only by the moniker "Feeling Foolish," punked popular advice columnist "Ask Amy" with this Seinfeld plotline.
The question reads:
Dear Amy: I recently ran into a famous local sports figure at my gym.
I didn’t want to bother him, but much to my surprise he approached me. Turns out he knew me from my profession. He asked if I wanted to go out for coffee, and we exchanged numbers. A few days later we had coffee, and I thought it was pretty cool that he considered us friends.
Then everything changed. He told me he was interested in taking out a woman we ran into. She is my ex-girlfriend and we’ve remained good friends. He asked me a couple of times if I wouldn’t mind if he asked her out. I reluctantly said no. I made plans with him, and then after talking to my ex I found out that he ditched our plans to go out with her.
The next day he called me and asked if I could help him move some furniture. I barely know the guy, next thing he will be asking me to drive him to the airport. Two friends of mine warned me not to trust this guy. What’s the deal — am I being too rash or should I dump the guy as a friend? — Feeling Foolish
If you're a Seinfeld superfan, you might recognize this as the plot of 'The Boyfriend,' an iconic episode starring former Mets player Keith Hernandez. Amy, however, didn't catch on, and gave this wise reply to
Jerry "Mr. Foolish."
Dear Foolish: The good news here is that you won’t have to dump the guy as a friend because he is not a friend. He’s an opportunist who just keeps asking you for stuff. I suspect that when you turn down his generous offer to let you move furniture for him, you’ll likely never hear from him again.
Brush up on your Seinfeld so you don't end up like Amy: