In a famed series of episodes of the hit TV show “Seinfeld”, Jerry has struck up a friendship with former New York Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez. Jerry is proud of the new friendship and enjoys rubbing shoulders with a member of his favorite baseball franchise. Then it happens. After hanging out a few times, Keith pops the question to Jerry. He asks Jerry to help him move. This sparks shock from Jerry and his group of friends leading Jerry to liken helping a friend move is equivalent to “going all the way” in a male relationship. His willingness finally leads Kramer to question Jerry’s pride and dignity and eventually leads to the end of Jerry and Keith’s friendship. It’s one of the classic episodes of a classic show.
While it's all played for laughs, it does highlight the value in hiring movers. Moving is a daunting undertaking and without the necessary help and equipment, it can take far longer than anticipated. Your stuff is heavy and it takes a long time to get it all where it needs to go. Don’t be like Keith Hernandez and willingly test the limits of your new or old friendships. If you’ve got friends like Jerry Seinfeld who would rather let your friendship die than help you move, you should let HotShots do the heavy lifting and help you keep your friendships in tact.