Creepers. What do we do about them? Isn’t it funny how the boys you want to like you, never seem to, and the ones who you wish would ignore you, won’t leave you alone. I’ll never understand this conundrum and it always seems to happen to me.. anyone else?
Is it because we really should be ignoring those boys who we like, because that, for whatever twisted reason, will somehow make them like us more? Does rejecting a boy, who’s so used to not being rejected, make him think he should try harder to get you?
Here’s the situation. A couple of months ago, I went out for some casual drinks with one of my besties. Long story short there was kid out who she kind of knew because he went to her high school but he was, like, 5 years older. He was pretty drunk and had to work the next morning. He kept asking me to go out on a date with him. I reluctantly agreed after some pushing by my friend, figuring, what’s the worst that could happen?
So, the next day, he texted me about going out. I said we could go to dinner. He suggested a movie at his house. Ew, who do you think I am? I ignored him. A while later, dinner is good, he suggested a restaurant, I told him what time to pick me up. Instead of being a normal boy and just, like, googling the address I gave him or using one of those fancy things we people like to call a GPS he made me explain where I lived to him. Annoyingg. You’re a boy, figure it out. He already had several strikes against him:
1. He was really drunk the night before – and had to work the next day, hungover = irresponsible.
2. When he was really drunk he was talking about all his past, um.. we’ll just call them “girlfriends”
3. He went on and on about how he was such an amazing athlete in high school. High school, but you’re 28, and you don’t look like you’re an allstar anymore, get over it.
4. He works at a car dealership. Now, I know that it might be a stereotype that car dealers are sleazy, but… sometimes stereotypes just fit.
Plus, the whole thing about him thinking that I’d drive to his house to just watch a movie. I was beginning to think that I should just tell him nevermind, because I could tell there was no way he would be able to redeem himself. But, he was already on his way.
Next strike: he sat in his car and texted me that he was there. Never heard of a doorbell? He had a creeperesque car too, like you work at a car dealership, you can pick any of the cars to slap those dealer plates on to cruise around in. Pick something cool, like, a big truck or a fast car.
He told me how he doesn’t know how to date because, he’d never actually taken a girl on a date. Reminder: He’s 28. I guess girls would just fall for him? I’m not entirely sure. His next strike was that he didn’t put his napkin in his lap, which, maybe, with a normal boy, I could’ve just overlooked, but things were already so downhill. We watched a really crappy movie. I went home.
Soon after, I started to hear some really unappealing things about him, and when he asked for a second date, I straight up told him it wasn’t a good idea and that I’d have to pass. He questioned why I didn’t want to go out with him again. He got really defensive and we would have these ridiculous conversations about why I didn’t want to hang out with him again. Then, I realized that I really did not have to explain myself to him in any way, so I started to just ignore his text messages.
It’s been like two and a half months, and I still get random texts and calls from him. It’s not even like they’re only at night, when he’s being a really obnoxious, drunk, immature 28 year old, it will be at 8:30 in the morning: Hey. Hey, really, hey? Why are you saying hey to me at 8:30 AM? Unless I’m friends with you, or related to you, or actually dating you, I don’t really want you to text me at 8:30 in the morning.
To avoid getting said text messages, I decided to look into Verizon’s Safegaurd situation. You can block a number for 90 days. But, in case you were wondering, you can’t block numbers like 911 or 411. You can block a number for longer than this, but you have to pay for it. My question is, why doesn’t the person who you’re blocking have to pay for it? I think that Verizon should actually charge the person whose number you’re blocking, not the blockee. Like, I’m trying to get this kid to stop talking to me, why should I have to pay for it? Basically, you can pay extra to get someone to leave you alone or else deal with your phone ringing at 2AM on Friday nights.
Wouldn’t that be great – it pops up on their phone bill:
Creeper charge: 5 people have blocked your number, so you’re being charged $10.
Maybe then they’d realize they were a creeper?