I have a situation that needs handling, and I’d like to handle it in a democratic fashion.
The jist: I have a borderline stalker in my neighbor, whom, up until last week, I didn’t even know existed.
Then one night I had a knock on my door. At 9.30p. I put on a pair of heels with my sweatpants (peephole could stand to be lower, y’all), and saw some random guy out there staring at my door, hands in pockets, not fiddling around with a piece of my mail he received by accident or any of that stuff.
I haven’t answered the door to a stranger since I was a little kid (don’t ask my mother about the time someone came over to drop off a Christmas present so she could hand it off to my aunt. Mom: “Megan, why didn’t you answer the door when that lady came over?” Me: “I don’t open the door to strangers.” Mom: “Well, fine, but next time don’t stand in the front window and stare at them. They can see you, you know.”), and I’m not about to start now. And what guy in this day and age thinks it’s okay to approach a woman he doesn’t know at 9.30 at night? I don’t get it.
ANYWAY. It’s becoming too frequent for my tastes (last week three nights in a row and again last night). And now he’s leaving notes. When I opened my apartment door a piece of paper fell out that read:
“Hello! I just stopped by to see what you were up to. Francisco #318”
I find it no small coincidence that the guy I had a restraining order against in college had the same name.
I’d like this behavior to stop (especially the door knocking) ASAP. Which brings us to my options:
1. Continue to ignore it.
2. Open the door and tell him to go away.
3. Leave a note in his door stating, yeah…I’m really not interested in what you’re sellin’.
Vote your little hearts out in the comments…anonymously if you so wish. 🙂