by Julie Robinson
“Whatever. He hasn’t texted or called in three days—I’m pretty much rid of him.”
“Uh-huh,” I play along, but I know better. “Right.”
Men and women stalk strangers,
athletes, and ex-lovers according to
their own unique personality
Of course, Shannon and I were lovingly referring to her stalker. This man, someone who you would think is old enough to know it’s a pretty good idea to leave someone alone after she has ignored over forty attempted contacts, was definitely starting to get the hint. Unfortunately for Shannon, that didn’t necessarily mean he was gone for good.
“Let me tell you a thing or two about stalking,” I add helpfully while sipping my wine and noshing on some bruschetta. “When they are distracted and fine in their life they pretty much leave you alone. It’s when they are feeling alone and desperate that they talk themselves into believing that it’s a good idea to show up on your doorstep.”
“How do you know so much about stalking, anyway?” Shannon knows the answer but wants to make me say it.
“It takes one to know one.”
Men and women stalk strangers, athletes, and ex-lovers according to their own unique personality, but there are some commonalities: