Have you ever met someone in your life and really early on after meeting him or her they ask you to do something totally inappropriate? Like they are pushing your relationship to a level that is like forty steps away? Kind of like the whole Keith Hernandez moving episode on Seinfeld? Just to be clear I am not talking about deviant sexual acts or anything like that. So that one time that you got picked up at the bar and had a guy ask you to wear my little pony pajamas all while calling him Uncle Miltie doesn’t count in this discussion.
Anyways, back to what I was saying. I met a guy at a party on Saturday night that ended up having the same last name as I did. He said that he wanted to research it and see if we were related in some way, so we exchanged numbers. Now honestly I didn’t really want to exchange numbers because personally I didn’t care if we were related but I also didn’t want to be a social outcast and turn down his offer.
My date and I left the party around midnight, I figured it would probably the last time I heard or talked to my new “friend”. Oh how wrong was I. At about 4:44 in the morning I got a series of phone calls and a text message saying he was in trouble and needed help. I didn’t get these until the next morning when I looked at my phone but this really kind of troubled me. Not because he was in trouble and I couldn’t help but because he had the balls enough to call me so late after just meeting me.
Now let me ask you this, if you need help at 4:44 in the morning would you turn to someone you just met or maybe someone that you had been friends with for a long time? And what does it say about the person that you had just met and have been moved up the “oh shit I need help at 4:44 in the morning” list?
So now I am left wondering what he needed me for at that time in the morning? Did he end up in an opium den and was in debt to Asian gangsters? Was he on a bus full of strippers/hookers and need a wingman because Elliot Spitzer was busy? Did he hit someone jogging on the road and need help hiding the body?
I supposed I could call him but who would want to do that? He would probably ask me to help him move or smuggle drugs internationally, I am just not ready to commit to that.
Have you had someone ask you to do something totally inappropriate right after you met?