Monday, June 25, 2012
One of the problems with residing in Los Angeles is that the percentage of “weird” or “sick” people is higher.
That ugly fact suddenly dawned on me in recent days when a wacko woman - with psychological problems - started to stalk me at a fast-food outlet.
For example, in the morning (when I pop into Jack-in-the-Box to sip on a cup of java, munch on a Breakfast Jack, and peruse the morning newspaper) out-of-the-blue one day a middle-aged woman strolled up to my table and asked to borrow my newspaper.
Without any hestitation, I offered it up.
After all, I’m in to recycling.
But, the kind gesture turned out to be a mistake!
Thereafter, the woman would appear out-of-nowhere every time I entered the fast-food-outlet and try to strike up a conversation.
Although I am basically a kind person - the truth of the matter is this - that she not only began to annoy me, but also, starteded to interrupt my work (penning movie reviews and celebrity news items for the Tattler) in the process.
So, the day-before-last, I was forced to take a course of action to keep her at bay.
Whenever she approached me to say hello, I simply ingored her.
Could she take a subtle hint?
Today, when I was jotting down notes in my journal - she tried to corner me - and get my attention once again by yelling "hello" across the busy eatery.
In a nutshell?
The woman clearly can't cope with the rejection.
Then, something disturbing happened this morning about twenty minutes later, after she tried to get my attention.
The oddball got up from her table, strolled past mine, and barked at me:
“Have a good day, buddy!”
I didn't even bother to look up.
For starters, my name is not buddy.
Moreover, I certainly don't intend to encourage her by acknowledging her very existence.
At this juncture, I thought I should document the events by publishing this post, and in case anything happens.
You know what happened to Leonard Cohen when he recently rejected an emotionally-disturbed woman.
Next time she stalks me, I'll simply call the police and get a restraining order, if necessary.
And, how was your day?
Stay posted for updates, eh?