i was newly single, summer 2009.
thought i needed to give my digits to everyone.
mike came in to the buckle, asked for my #.
why not, he's seems decent.
3 hours later, i regretted that decision.
blowing up my phone with calls, texts, voicemails... I instantly decide i will never hang out with him.
he continues to text me every couple weeks "let's go get drinks" "come to temple square with me and my family" "let me take you on a walk" "when can i see your cute butt?" to the first couple i kindly declined. after that, i stopped responding all together.
he comes into the buckle. asks to talk to me alone. i show him to the belt section of the store. he says "i'm not crazy or stalking you, i just really want to get to know you, blah blah blah". I say "sorry, i have a boyfriend" he says "well if you ever want to go to lunch, just let me know, the ball's in your court". ok great, i'll never talk to you again!
dun, dun, dun...
Christmas 2009. I am working at an apartment complex. christmas eve eve i get a call from my pal Cat. she is scream/laughing hysterically. "crazy mike came in and dropped off a card for you". i make her open it & read it to me over the phone. she has to pull over on the freeway to mentally prepare herself.
The letter reads...
(editor's note: i did not make any spelling corrections. or add in the smiley faces.)
Hey Andrea :)
your probably thinking that this guys nut's but i just wanted to show you that i'm the real deal and seriously have never felt the way i did when i first met you, about anyone(underlined 3 times). you just have the most amazing spark and light in your eye's, I had to give this one more try!! Look(with eyeballs in the o's), you are freaking amazing to me in everyway. I know we all look in the mirror sometimes and see our drawbacks or faults, but to me you really are perfect. I'm not crazy, in LaLa land, or at all desperate; I would just really like to get to know you and maybe take a walk. Now I don't care if you have a boyfriend just as long as your not married yet @ least want you as my friend :). K so I'm rambling now but it's Christmas! yeah and i bought you a little gift, not as a bribe or a guilt trip but just to say I really really do think you are the most special girl I've ever met. I've gone to that dang buckle store for the past 5 years and have always thought this way. one time you helped me order a belt in my size and I thought my heart was going to explode! But when i saw your wedding ring, this was like 3 years ago, "it killed me", but now your not and all i want for christmas is a date or even lunch with you cutie. if you don't feel this @ all I'll quit bothering you and wish ya the best, but i want you to know i'm trying my butt off here, trying not to be overbearing, but suddle. so you gave me your #6 months or so ago and don't know how i fell out of the game after our first few text. excuse my handwritting it sucks but here's a little card and a fun gift for the sweetest, hottest, perfect girl i've ever met!!! i so feel like this is the movie serendipity! if you haven't seen it you have to watch it!!
AND! and, the gift card is from Abercrombie & Fitch. which is weird because i worked at the buckle for 5 years, why would you get me something from a teeny bopper store? anyway, besides the point. Cat & I look up the amount online & it. is. for. $200. $200!! that is out of control.
to wrap up this long story short made longer again:
i get into a texting war with him
"thanks, i can't accept the gift, leave me alone"
"how do you know you don't want to marry me?"
"i don't know you and I'm engaged (slight lie)"
"give me a chance"
"no! leave me alone"
and so on and so forth.
he leaves me alone for the most part. He did send me a text last february asking if he could buy me a birthday gift. i didn't respond. He also sent me another text last week asking when my birthday was again. i have 3 of his numbers saved. mike, stalker mike, and DO NOT ANSWER.