Have you ever met a person, had a good time, and then parted ways thinking you’d probably never hang out with that person again? Most of the time the feeling is mutual, but sometimes you run into a Leeching Cling-on of the Social World. I don’t want to sound shallow or calloused, and I’m not, but these situations are out there. I know some one’s got to be able to relate.
A Leeching Cling-on of the Social World is defined by the following characteristics:
- an inability to understand that sometimes (for whatever reason) people don’t want to hang out again.
- the uncontrollable urge to call, text, email, and leave messages repeatedly when none are reciprocated
- implied eternal bond when ever they do get through to talk
- asking of questions such as : “Why are you mad at me?” and “Did you fall asleep?” When you blow them off
- Showing up unannounced at all hours of the night or day
- Asking if they can stay even when it’s obvious you are busy
- Having their friends call when they know that you won’t answer their calls
- Calling you at work or showing up at your work to “go to lunch” unannounced
- throwing rocks at your window in the middle of the night
- Trying to become friends with your friends so that they’ll have a chance to see you and “hang out”
- There are always new and unique ways being found to get a hold of you: homing pigeons, singing telegrams, letters slid under the door, etc.
Should you find yourself in one of these situations, find a solution and get back to me- or maybe you already have the solution. Either way I’d appreciate some advice. I don’t think I’m being too nice, or overly accommodating to these people; just can’t figure it out. It’s just one of many things I don’t understand.