Friday, March 6, 2009

The apartment stalker

When you least expect it, someone is always watching you.

The last few weeks I have "ran" into one of my neighbors constantly. While he doesn't live right by me I assume he lives somewhat close because I always see him in the courtyard. Typically when I see him he has a beer in his hand and is stumbling a little bit. Usually I am outside with my puppy, talking on the phone to someone and just got off work.

And while he slowly stumbles up to me probably trying to think of something cute to say, such as "is that a mirror in your pants because I can see myself in them," he usually musters a hello before I gracefully make my exit.

Well last night was different, and I couldn't escape as easily as normal. This time he was right there as I walked my dog down the stairs. I had to pull my dog back because while she is the sweetest dog on the planet she does indeed protect me. What's that saying...hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn?

Anyways back to the story, he caught me at the bottom of my stairwell on the sidewalk and our conversation went something like this:

Stalker: Hey girl, haven't seen you in awhile.
Me: .... (as he reaches to shake my hand)
Stalker: I'm R, nice too meet you.
Apparently I make a weird face.
Stalker: Don't look at me like I'm crazy, I'm your neighbor.
Me: Oh hi, I'm Trixie.
Stalker: So you're that girl that drives the lil red car right?
Me: What? (as he points to my car)
Me: Ugh....yeah.
Stalker: Well girl, are you married?
Me: Yeah I'm married. (as I hide my left hand in my pocket)
Stalker: Oh, all right well girl you be careful.
And then he walks away.

I immediately ran back into my house and locked the door. Now I'm one of those people that never meets a stranger, but most of these people don't know what color car I drive. I mean he probably is a totally nice guy who saves kittens or something, but the constant drunken walk and the watchful eye makes me a little weary.

Hopefully I scared him away by saying I was married but I can't help but feel a little creeped out knowing that he has been watching me.

I think I will go invest in some mace.


Lil' Woman said...

Well girl, I suggest you stay away from this creep.. I would be totally freaked out if he knew or said that stuff!

Anonymous said...

If i were you i'll be scare to death and finding a new apartment. (=

a H.I.T. said...

Hey lady! Don't start Sookie until you have time. The first novel runs pretty true to Trueblood, but the second is what gets you hooked. I think an angry letter is a great idea.

That creeper is totally creepers. Definitely invest in some mace. And make sure when you walk out of your car, that your keys are in your hand between your fingers - like pointy brass knuckles. Ew.

Meme said...

Wow, creepy as hell!!

I agree with the person above...use your keys as pointy brass knuckles.

Post a Comment