Thursday, May 1, 2014

Have you met Brian the Foot Guy? (Part 1)

I first "met" Brian about a month ago when he sent me a message on Facebook during Sunday Confessions asking me if I would post his offer to buy pictures of women's feet for $50.


I'm not going to lie...I didn't know what to think.  The truth is Brian is pretty straightforward about what he does and wants, and that kind of forwardness put me off a little bit.  Don't get me wrong, I've posted questionable things before and some people would say I do it all day, but the last thing I want to do is post something and be associated with a scam, or some kind of harassment.  

So I took it to a group of bloggers that I know and asked them what they thought.  The response?  

"Omg, you haven't met Brian yet?  You're not a serious blogger/page admin until Brian asks you to share his request!"

Well, now that I knew I had "arrived" I decided to ask Brian some more questions about how it works because I wanted to at least try and make sure it wasn't some seedy, creepy thing because I was still feeling a little weird about it.  He assured me that the photos were for his own personal use, that other people do not see them, and that he pays by Paypal or Money Order and he also told me he had over 100 women who would vouch for him. 

I have to admit, I was fascinated.  It's not that I haven't met men who were into feet before.  My ex (who I like to call White Demon) was particularly fond of my feet though I don't really know what it is like to date someone who is into feet because our relationship was mostly long distance.  Another time, I had a gentleman at a Chinese Buffet tell the boyfriend-that-was that my feet were beautiful and he was a lucky man.  Truth be told, I've never thought I had pretty feet until then. 

I still wasn't sure what to think.  If I posted it and my readers took advantage of Brian's offer, would that make me a foot pimp?  Should I have been asking for money to run his "ad"?  And to be honest, blogging isn't cheap; I'd been told I had pretty feet  in the past and $50 isn't a small amount of money...if I sent pics of MY feet to Brian, would I be a foot hooker?  Would that make me a pestitute instead of a prostitute?

So I posted his request, and just for fun...I included a pic of my feet as a freebie (mostly because I was still so proud of my birthday pedicure, and I was hoping he'd tell me I have pretty feet) 



The responses varied, including one from a guy who thought I needed to trim my toenails (thanks, dude...but that is a french pedi with a THICK white line, not a need for a clippers), but overall quite a few people seemed interested.  Meanwhile, I was still chatting Brian up.  As it turns out, he really is pretty well-known among Facebook Page Admins and Bloggers...at least I think so because even  the awesome blogger, author, and all around HILARIOUS RachRiot wrote about him.  Read it here.

Brian generated lots of interest.  And the best part?  He was totally willing to do an interview with me and tell me about himself and answer my questions and questions from my readers.

So, who is Brian?  Why does Brian love feet and why is he paying for these photos?  How does he pay for them?

And the most important question of all:  Was I willing to send Brian pictures of MY feet, and was he really going to pay?


Read Who is Brian? (Part 2)


19 comments:

  1. Thanks, honey! Brian is totally harmless. I never did send him the series of pics, but I don't see anything wrong with it. people need to lighten up. Great interview!

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  2. I have a question. After you've sent him your pics, what is his motivation to actually send a money order? I mean, he already has what he wants. And how do you feel safe sending your full name and home address to a complete stranger? I've sold pics and whatnot online but the people have always paid with Google Wallet immediately. I didn't have to give them my personal information and trust that a complete stranger is going to send me money and not use my info against me. He told me to google him for proof that he's legit. This (and many reports of a man called brian footman being arrested in florida) is literally the only thing I found and it in no way proves he actually pays.

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    1. Brian asks for half of the pics before sending money, then the sender sends him the other half. Brian paid me using Paypal, which I don't believe is much different than Google Wallet. He paid me immediately. And....you're making an assumption that had I accepted a money order I would have given my home address, which is not the case. I have a P.O. BOX. The information is posted publicly.

      As far as the motivation... they're pics of my feet. I sent a man 6 pictures of my feet, plus a few extras because I wasn't sure. He paid me. I sent the remaining photos. If he hadn't...what was I out? My email address, my name and some pictures of my feet and maybe some pride at being taken for a ride. And have written a totally different post....perhaps one about the time I was swindled. But...that wasn't the case or my experience.

      Of course this doesn't prove anything. Let's be honest...there is really nothing I could do that would "prove" anything. I'm a blogger... I'm not here to validate Brian the foot guy. My readers were interested in him, and I was curious so I asked him my nosy questions. I wanted to know if he would pay so I did it. I didn't do this to validate Brian... I did it to satisfy my own curiosity and the money didn't hurt either. But...in no way should my experience be taken as what everyone can expect. That would be stupid. I asked Brian what I wanted to know and shared it with the world. I took him up on his offer and found he was true to his word. But nothing I've written is stated as fact or guarantee. This was my experience.... proceed at your own risk.

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    2. I no longer have information for "Brian" after he was "outed". See part 2 for details. http://www.morethancheeseandbeer.com/2014/05/so-who-is-brian-part-2.html?showComment=1513743318819#c3709942801766699524

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  3. How can I contact him?

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    1. I've added Brian's information to the end of Part 2. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. How do I appoarch him about this if interested??

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  5. Brian's information is located at the end of Part 2. Email him and tell him you're interested and he will send you the details. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Is this the same guy?

    http://articles.herald-mail.com/2007-09-20/news/25033796_1_foot-doctor-affidavit-employee

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  7. hahaha I am so excited that I got Brian the Foot guy's attention. I feel like I've really "made it" now hahaha

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  8. Very interesting!!! I'm Mrs. S and I do enjoy showing my feet. I never could understand why this seems to be taboo or a subject most women have problems with. Ha! Its fun

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  9. I have a wart on my foot. Dont think brian willnlikr that!

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  10. Sooooo, I got a DM to my blog FB page from THIS very Brian. He included a link to your blog post at the bottom of his request, I guess in an effort to legitimize his request. So does this mean I've arrived?! God, I hope it does.

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  11. What is his contact info? Part 2 of your blog is not available thanks!

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    1. Hi Gracie,

      Thank you for notifying me regarding part 2. I have updated the link.

      I am no longer sharing his contact information due to the revelation regarding who Brian really was revealed at the end of part 2.

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  12. Hi is it possible for you to share his contact info with me? I am very interested!

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    1. Hi,

      I am no longer sharing his contact information due to the revelation regarding who Brian really was revealed at the end of part 2.

      -Ash

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