I very much enjoyed reading the short story I’m a Fool. It was very readable and it made
a lot of sense to me. I know exactly what the narrator was feeling and thinking in the
story, as I have been in similar situations.

There are often times when you feel that it is necessary to build yourself up in
order to impress someone-usually a female for myself. I don’t know why I do it or why
other guys do it, but we certainly do. Perhaps it is to simply impress, or maybe to make
me feel like I am an important person and the young lady had better give me the time of
day. Whatever the reason, it most definitely a silly thing to do, especially when you
cannot “deliver the goods” or produce what your mouth has been talking about. That part
tends to be very embarrassing and pushes the girl away because she now thinks of you as a
liar. I am fortunate now to have a girlfriend that knows everything about me, and I did
not ever feel I had to lie to impress her. It is humorous, though, to watch my friends make
up things when they find a female, and then get tossed aside for not being honest. I
suppose after a few more times they will learn, as the narrator surely did after his silly

I’m a Fool was a very good story and a great example of how NOT to court a
female. It’s painful moral is one for young lads to remember.
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