she has still texted me periodically since my last post. usually about every other week. the texts are now more brief. saying things like “puppy” or “faith”. i pretended to be a person with a new number, and told her i’d contact the police if she didn’t stop texting me. from there it simply slowed down.
something very significant did happen recently however, and i hope beyond hopes it is the mark of the end of the reign of the insane woman. i was drinking at a bar, and saw a somewhat familiar looking face. i didn’t think much of it, and went about my business, talking and drinking.
gradually i had random thoughts such as “weird, i keep catching the gaze of that woman. she looks strange. does she keep looking at me? i can’t tell. is she here alone? she’s just sitting there not moving at all. creepy”
i was enjoying myself too much to really pay attention further, and left it in the back of my head. eventually i was pretty drunk, and it was nearing bar close. the memories are vague, but i left, and rode my bike home. i lived about a ten minute bike ride from the bar.
as i got up to the door, carrying the bike, i catch some movement behind me, and look back in instinct - it was the insane woman.
i knew immediately what had happened, and instantly was kicking myself for being so oblivious. the woman at the bar was the insane woman. she was sitting there, in plain sight, watching me, the whole time.
the problem was that i had not actually seen the insane woman for over a year. remember, i met this woman literally one time. her face slid into obscurity within my memory.
so there i was, putting the key towards the lock, bike on my shoulder, with the insane woman fast closing the distance behind us. she said something like “wait, hold on” or “i just want to talk”. the details are fuzzy. i went into fight or flight mode. i put the key to the door and threw my bike in probably faster than i’d ever managed.
i slammed the door and braced against it, listening. she started saying more things, and i suddenly felt great rage. i yelled “get the fuck off my porch” loudly. she started saying more things. i yelled “get the fuck off my porch right now, or i’m calling the cops”
she started saying more things, so i started counting very loudly, down from 5. when i got to zero, she was still there and saying things, so i took out my phone and dailed 911. i went into another room, and talked to the operator. i told her it was serious, and that i was not taken seriously the last time, and that i needed police there immediately.
the insane woman left the porch within the next 5 or so minutes. the police showed up about 5 after that. they were sweeping around the property with flashlights, and it gave me great comfort and relief. she was gone. i drunkenly told them the tale of the insane woman, and pleaded that one of them call her personally, and try to scare her into stopping everything.
i don’t know if either of them did, however they were really nice, and gave me pamphlets with info on how to get help making restraining orders. i told them my dilemma - i don’t know her name to create one, and if i did, she’d get a copy, and actually find out more information about me (my full name, etc.) which i refused to allow.
so they left eventually, and i didn’t hear from the insane woman for about 3 days. she then texted me with “boy were u upset” - “u have a chip on your nose” and “u will never know”
a couple days after that, i got “i realize i’m fat beleive me im aware”
and finally 2 days after that, i got “i apologize for the things i have done”
which to me - i can only hope - means she possibly had a moment of clarity, or someone sat down with her, and told her just how fucking insane she is. i seriously hope this is the case, but it would not surprise me in the slightest to have the texts start back up again within a month or two.