Crazy People Online: Mr. I-Need-Help-Hey-Screw-You

Mr. I-Need-Help-Hey-Screw-You is a peculiar crazy person you see in online forums and social media groups like Facebook Groups. He asks for help and then tells you to screw off when you lend a hand.

This is the scenario: He is distraught, at the end of his rope, wants some advice and direction. He rants in detail, explaining in endless paragraphs what he really wants and wondering why the Universe has conspired to block him from the goal. “Why? Why me? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy” he cries.

So if I know how to help him, against my better judgement from painful previous experiences, I reach out to help. I offer suggestions, tips and insight. I address directly HIS stated concerns, laying out a possible plan.

Then he rails, “What are you talking about? This doesn’t help! I’m in pain! Hey, screw you!”

Oops, I went against my rule. I should have seen it a mile off. Never wade in to these forum threads. Never, ever, ever.

Yes, he has a problem, but he doesn’t really want help.

Not from me. Or anybody else.

 


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