Thursday, July 18, 2013

Flirting with Disaster {Link up!}

I interrupt your normally scheduled party post because I just had to link up with Erin for this one time link up! I haven't dated much besides Christian, so at first I didn't think I'd have much to say. But two big things finally came to mind and since one was just plain depressing, I decided I had to share the other story.

Let's travel back to my Freshman year of college. One of my best friends was attending App and I decided to detour on my way to Charlotte to pay her a visit. It was obviously a very wonderful 24 hours since I ended up transferring there a couple months later! I also met Christian on this visit :)

First trip to Boone!!
Anyways, this post is not about him, it's about a teammate of his. We'll call him M. We went out to a bar with the rugby team. Christian, another teammate and M are sitting directly across from me, but Christian wouldn't really talk to me. So, I started talking to the other two. They're both flirting some and after a few rounds of liquid courage, I was flirting back.

After the bar, we headed back to a player's apartment to continue the party! Everyone's hanging out, playing beer pong, etc. and I'm officially doing some serious flirting with M. Standing in the middle of some strangers' living room, with plenty of people around, the dude tries to kiss me, but I walked away.

Obviously, this is Christian but his face is how I looked at the guy.
After that, I somehow still gave him my phone number and proceeded to start texting him after we left the party. My friend and I weren't...uh.. all there.. so who knows what kind of crazy things we were texting him.

The next day he starts blowing up my phone. I texted him some over the weekend but realized he was a complete creeper and tried to stop answering him. He would text me multiple times in a row and I finally told him I just wasn't comfortable with the way he was texting me... He apologized and then asked if he could take me on a date.

Now let's be clear here: I lived almost 5 hours away. I was 18 and eventually found out he was almost 25. Yes, that's not a big deal as you get older but where I was in life, that was a huge difference. Yet, he's trying to get me to come spend the weekend with him so he can take me on a date, even though we had known each other for a solid 3 hours. Creeper alert.

Still, after refusing to visit him and telling him how much I wasn't interested, he continued to text me. I would go into a 50 minute class and come out with 5 texts and multiple missed calls from him. I started completely ignoring him and he continued texting.

Every few days I would get "hey, what's up?" or "hey, we haven't talked in awhile, how are you?" texts from him. For. MONTHS. We met in April and I was still getting texts from him in September after I was living in the same town as he was. He didn't stop texting me until a football game when he realized Christian and I were dating.

The worst part about the whole thing was that he had apparently been telling the rugby team lies about me/our relationship that didn't exist so Christian had some preconceived notions about me. Once I explained everything to him, the entire team found out how he basically just stalked me and everyone thought it was hysterical.

But, the best part was, we saw each other pretty frequently for the next two years and he pretended I didn't exist. As in he saw Christian and I in a coffee shop where he stopped to talk to Christian for 10 minutes and never even looked at me. He also came over to Christian's apartment to watch a football game with us one Sunday and never spoke to me. There were maybe 8 people there and nada. We all found it absolutely hysterical that his ego was bruised THAT badly just because I ignored his creepiness and dated his friend instead.

And thank God I did! 


Alyssa said...

Hahahaha. This is amazing. What a loonytoon.

Becky said...

Hahaha oh gosh! I mean I just don't know why they keep persisting. He could have been spending his time texting someone who was interested in him and not wasted your time!