Thursday, May 31, 2012

somebody's watching - part 1

everyone loves a good stalker story...right?  i would certainly have raised my hand until a few weeks ago.  even as i write these words the story i'm about to tell doesn't seem real and i find myself typing...then deleting...then typing again partly because i'd rather crawl into a hole and partly because i know that it's highly probable that the source of this post is reading these words...but you know what, i don't care.  so here it goes.

a month ago i was awakened by a call from dayton, ohio on my cell at 3:30am.  i didn't recognize the number which is typically an automatic don't answer but i was on call for work so i was slightly prepared for a random call at an ungodly hour.  after listening to a very cryptic voice mail i decided to go downstairs and call this women back.  as i walked down to the kitchen rubbing the sleep from my eyes i replayed the message, trying to understand..."ok, jer...good morning call.  and...i missed the messages...i missed the intent but i just wanted to call and say good morning.  and i hope this is ok..."  the recording was a little garbled at the end but even still i didn't understand.  still thinking that this may be an emergency call for work i dialed the number and what followed in the next few minutes blew my mind.

the women answered after just one ring....

me:  hello
her:  hi
me:  hi, i received a missed call from this number.
her:  yeah, hi jeramy...it's me, vicki.....
me:  .....i'm sorry....vicki who?
her:  jeramy...it's me...vicki, from facebook.
me:  what?  who are you?  what can i do for you?
her:  ....uh....i....uh....
me:  do you know what time it is?  it's 3:30am.....why are you calling me?
her:  i was calling because of all the stuff on facebook....you know.....the messages...
me:  NO.  I DON'T KNOW!  what stuff on facebook?  what are you talking about?
her:  uh....i knew i shouldn't have called....i knew this was a mistake.....CLICK

ok....so, a little strange, right?  yeah.  i could feel my heart beating stronger as i walked to the computer and hopped on facebook.  i went to my friends list and started typing....V...I....C.....K.....wait.  there she was.  i only had two people in my friends list named vicki and one is sharon's dear sweet cousin in chico....the other was a women that i recognized as someone that had been mildly following me since my record came out back in 2008.  as i saw her profile picture i remembered that i had received an innocuous comment every now and again from her, just complimenting a song of mine or encouraging me in something i was promoting.  no big deal.  when i clicked on her name to see her facebook profile....i was completely freaked out at what i saw next....


8 comments:

Monika said...

You're gonna leave us hanging??? It's kind of funny that you have a stalker... you famous guy, you!!!

BradyBoy said...
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Sharon said...

I just pray that she has surrounded herself with honest, caring people to help her through this... This whole thing brings up so many emotions. That initial week was pretty scary, but then that fear turned into feeling bad that that woman was in such a lonely state of mind. And now I just go back and fourth...

Sharon said...

The deleted comment was from me... the computer was logged in as Brady! ;)

krissyphillips04 said...

And..... what happened??

Spongemom said...

Can you try not to use big words in part II? I had to look up "innocuous."
LOL :D

Mindy Aagaard said...

Ohmygoodness Jer!!!!

Jen said...

I think you are pretty cool but having a stalker is CRAZY!!!!!!!