Stalker Central: 10 Folks Who Don't Know The Meaning of Boundaries
You can google pretty much anyone and get accurate results these days. With social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, it's easy to lose sight of the concept of boundaries and enter stalker territory. We even normalized the words "creep" and "stalk" because we use them so often to decribe our internet browsing activity.
We're all guilty of it. Don't lie. I, for one, recently google-stalked a girl I sat next to on a plane after noticing that she was memorizing lines for a popular tv series. Turns out she's a super cool actress: information I really have no right to. I had an equally as creepy experience on that flight with two guys waiting in line behind me at the check-in counter who friend-requested me on Facebook after the plane had landed. I can only assume they saw my name on my luggage tag and searched me online. Creepy, right?! Well, it was karma too, I guess.
Know your limits, guys! We've all got them, even with internet.
Here are some people who took their stalking a little too far.
Today, it marks the fourth month since my 15-year-old cousin asked me out, then started practically stalking me when I said no. It's also the fourth month of my parents and his constantly telling me to stop overreacting and that it's "just a phase." FML
Today, my gay best friend slept over, as he has many times during the past three years of our friendship. This time, however, he confessed to me that he's only pretended to be gay to get closer to me because he's in love with me. I've allowed my stalker to sleep in my house and in my bed for three years. FML
Today, I decided to surprise my girlfriend at work. Because she was "bored and didn't feel like seeing me" she thought it would be funny to call security and claim that I was stalking her. There is now a picture of my face at her workplace, and anytime I "pester her again" the cops will show up. FML
Today, I was driving and someone was following me across the city and wouldn't let up, so I drove past my house, thinking it was a stalker. Eventually I lost them on the highway. It wasn't until I'd gotten back home that I remembered that my 'stalker' was a coworker I'd invited over for lunch. FML
Today, I found out that the generous gift from my boyfriend of a new iPhone was only given so he could use the "find my phone" function to make sure I'm always where I say I am each day. I'm being stalked by my own boyfriend. FML
Today, I found my mother wandering the halls of my fraternity unescorted and asked why she was here, she told me she was concerned when I didn't pick up my phone for two days. She then informed me that she had also moved to the same city I live in. My mother moved over 600 miles to stalk me. FML
Today, I found a note on my door that said "You're the sexiest person I've ever stalked". Later, I found another note that said "Sorry, that was meant for your roommate. You aren't my type." Not even a creepy stalker thinks I'm attractive. FML
Today, I went to my Calculus lecture, one of a class of 200 people. As I looked down I noticed that a guy a few rows in front of me was on Facebook. When I took a closer look, I noticed he was viewing my profile. He stalked the profile for a full 45 minutes. I have never met this guy in my life. FML
Creepy, isn't it?
Now tell me, who was the last person who social media stalked?