Thursday, August 11, 2011

An Accidental Stalking

 This week's list of prompts from Mama Kat were really all wonderful...but this one stuck out to me like a sore thumb:

1.) The Police said it best when they said, “Every breath you take/And every move you make/Every bond you break, every step you take/I’ll be watching you”. Write about a time you believed someone was watching you.

I don't tell this story often, but I once had a stalker.

I was a lifeguard in my early twenties and in easily the best shape of my life.  I worked outdoors in a swimsuit and swam at least half a mile every day.

 Thinking back, I was way more stalker-worthy than I am right now in my mid-thirties with added baby-weight.  (If Chris were here, he would dutifully & lovingly point out that I have two significantly larger assets that I lacked when I was lifeguarding)

Back to the story...

One day, I was leaving work & headed out to my car when I noticed a note on my windshield.

There was no signature.

The message was fairly vague, just letting me know that someone was watching me & that they'd like to get together soon.

My friends & I have unusual senses of humor, so I assumed it was a friend pulling a prank.  Everybody knew where I worked & I'd often have people come by & visit during the day.  I put the note in my glove box & called it a day.

A day or two later, I got a phone call from one of my friends.  She wanted to let me know that a guy who had once stalked her was out of JAIL and trying to contact her again.  He mentioned that he saw her working WHERE I WORKED and she wanted to let me know (I was the only female that even remotely looked similar to her).

She had already contacted the police and I told her about the note.

So, my one & only stalker wasn't even stalking me.

I never got another note on windshield.


the end

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