I feel like I mustn’t let the month pass with only 3 posts, so here’s a story of what happened on Saturday…
After work, I was waiting to have dinner with a friend, who was late, and I arranged to meet her at Flinders station and I was at Melbourne Central.
Seeing as it was Easter Saturday and the trams, when they do come, would be crowded, I decided just to walk to Flinders, seeing as I had over an hour to wait, and it wasn’t bad weather.
As I was passing the Subway right outside of Melbourne Central, I passed a guy who started saying something to me. I had my music in, so I took it out to see if maybe he was asking for directions.
“You know I’d straight up go out with you, yeah do you like me?”
And then I realized that I’d made a mistake.
“See ya later, mate,” I said, trying to dismiss him, and walked a bit faster. Unfortunately, he kept following me.
“Come on why not?”
I kept on walking, and at the next light, I crossed the road and walked into QV. I gave myself until the end of one song before I turned around to check…and saw that he was still following me. Losing patience, and somewhat getting a bit creeped out, I barked, “Stop following me, man!” He did a weird smile, so I just turned around and walked faster, hoping that the people around me can both mask me, and act as a deterrent to him.
After weaving through downstairs QV, back up, around the back of QV and out onto Russel Street, then back onto Swanston (thank God I knew the place), I crossed my fingers and hoped he wasn’t still following me.
That was the first time I’d gotten a semi stalker.
I didn’t like it.