Stalkers...We've all experienced one; but have you experienced one that went through the length of crossing the ocean for you? Well I have, and I am about to give you the gist.
It all started back sometime in May. I had boarded a flight from Lagos to Abuja, and noticed that my seat was taken. I flagged the flight attendant to sort it out. The flight attendant asked the young man in my seat if he could see his boarding pass in order to direct him to the right seat. Instead of doing so, the young man turned toward me and arrogantly asked"do you want the seat" (no, it's not like I paid for it or anything)? In my polite nature, I just smiled and told him he could have it. The flight was smooth and we landed in Abuja safely, praise God.
As I was at baggage claim, the man asked me for my phone number so he could call me. I didn't want to give it to him but he would not stop bothering me. So I gave him my Nigerian number knowing I would be leaving the country in a few days. That was the beginning of a "looong tiiing". This guy would not stop ringing me. He would send me text messages saying how he has never seen someone so beautiful, and how I haunt his dreams. He then started begging me to see him, because he could not stop thinking about me. It was crazy. I eventually blocked his number from calling me... Fast forward to 6months later.
So i'm back in the states and I have fully forgotten about Mr. Man; till one faithful day I get a call. It was a south African number. When I answered the call guess who it was? Our friend. He began to tell me how he searched everywhere for me, how he described me to all his friends to know if they knew me or could find me. He said how he never went a day without thinking about me, and he is so thankful to God for finally bringing me back to him (hey!! please no one brought me back to you!!). Mr. man than began to beg me to accept him into my life, and that he is ready to do whatever it takes. He told me how he will fly me in to see him on a regular, and that he will also fly here to see me too. He also offered to pay all my bills and take great care of me (I can't say I wasn't flattered, but I' m not looking for a sugar daddy thank you very much.) I repeatedly and consistently declined his lovely offers, and once again blocked his number from calling my phone...
Few days later I get a call from an American number. Initially I thought it was all these annoying phone survey people, but I just decided to answer in case it was something important. Guess who the important person was? Our friend! He said he was in Texas and had to see me. I was immediately startled! I have never seen such persistence in my life. A man I do not even know, got into a plane and flew into the US for me? Lord am I safe?! It looked like my straight way of telling him to leave me alone did not work, so this time I explained to him that it could just never be, and that he should please move on and leave me alone. He still texts me sweet messages once a day, but does not call me like crazy as before. I guess I can say that he now gets the point...
I can't lie and say I don't think about how crazily romantic it looks for a man to cross the ocean in search of you, It sort of melts my heart every time I think of it. Sometimes I feel bad for not at least seeing him. But such is life, he will find the woman that will reward all his effort one day.
What do y'all think? should I give him a chance (it's not too late)? Or was I wise to tell him to leave me alone? Also share your own stalker love stories with me!