The Smelly Feet Man
So, did you hear about the guy in Rotterdam who got thrown out of college because he had smelly feet? I know: it’s a killer story.
Get this: Teunis Tenbrook (known in the press as the “Smelly Feet Man”) just won a TEN YEAR legal battle to get re-enrolled at Erasmus University, where students and faculty had complained that they couldn’t focus on their studies due to the extraordinarily obnoxious odor of the SFM’s feet.
Now, call me overly practical, say I’m madly money-conscious, but I’m thinking of the legal fees the SFM must’ve incurred over the decade. I mean, wouldn’t it have been more cost-effective to, say, wash his socks? I mean, with what those lawyers charge, you could even hire a couple of sock-washers. (It’s a dirty job, but I know a couple of ex-governors looking for work.).
You could even bloody well buy new socks every day and still come out way ahead, by my calculations. (I’m told, by the way, that Jerry Lewis wears new socks every day. I’m not sure if this is accurate, or just a thrilling rumor, but you don’t see old J.L. getting thrown out of college.)
Anyway, the court has ruled that you can’t expel a guy for odor issues, so the SFM is back in, the judge telling those offended ones that they will just have to “hold their noses.” The SFM’s working on a degree in philosophy. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, he graduates soon, or he won’t be the only one making a big stink.