creepy across years and continents

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While looking for a partner using internet dating in 2005, I tried out a couple of American guys who weren’t my normal type.  Try something a little different from my normal tastes. It might work.

So he’s not well read, he drives a BMW convertible and lacks any form or recognisable dress style. My reasoning went something like – he could still be a good person and I just can’t see it because of my prejudices. It’s possible. This kind of reasoning lead to a relationship that lasted a couple of weeks with a guy I found a bit weird. Weird is interesting. Weird is also very definitively not normal.

SR101 Tsunami Escape Route SignIt was a difficult relationship to get out of. I had to ask him to stop calling, emailing and contacting me. I told him in very clear, short sentences, that I didn’t want to see him or hear from him again. For a few months he respected the technical content of my request. He did get his 12 year old son to send me emails asking to meet-up with me.  How’s that for creatively bending the rules on my request?! He’d heard the words and aligned with them but not complied with the ethos of the actual message. I politely replied to his son, redirect him to his school friends and other appropriate adults. The emails stopped coming.

As the years rolled by he would occasionally forget that I’d asked him not to contact me. He sent emails which I ignored.

Now, 7 years later he’s asked to be my contact on LinkedIn, again. He leaves about 2 years between LinkedIn contact requests. He’s profoundly creepy and holds a senior position in a reputable company. I wonder how many other women endure his unwanted attention.

Some people can’t let go.

I’m glad I live on a different continent from this creep. I hope he reads this blog post.

 

creepy across years and continents
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  1. Kay G. writes:

    HEY JERKY GUY! IF YOU ARE READING THIS, LEAVE WENDY ALONE, GET THE MESSAGE, TOERAG!!!

    There, if he messes with you, just let me know, I can call him names in American English and and in your English too. And he does not want me to nag him, that is torture beyond reason.

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  2. wendy writes:

    Thanks Kay!

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  3. wendy writes:

    Creepy stalker from Australia asked to be my friend on Facebook and LinkedIn for all 4 of my accounts. Apparently 8years of ignoring him after asking him not to contact me isn’t enough. CRREEPY.

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