In April of this year, we received a letter from a girl who feared she was being "stalked" by a younger classmate. She assured us, "He is the embodiment of super-geeky... really, he is." Well, Bubby did not take this lightly. Band camp member or not, this young man needed to get the message once and for all. Bubby advised, that as kindly as possible, she needed to say to that horn-blower, "Get Lost!"
So... did our heroine get her wish that week, or is she still being followed by super-geek?
Thank you so much for your advice! I took up one of your suggestions to tell my "stalker" to get lost. Of course, I said it as kindly as possible. (I really didn't want to hurt his feelings.) Since I did this, he has been following me less and less.
He still follows me a little bit, since it seems that stalking is in his nature! However, I find myself being able to walk with other friends in the hallway instead of being stalked. (and in the rare event that I am stalked, I am able to put up with it, at least...) I really appreciate your help in my situation.
By the way, my stalker has new prey! (one his own age, at least!!!)
Thank you, Bubby! The freed one (previously, the "stalked")
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Bubby is our 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 9394 year old grandmother. A few years ago we introduced her to the internet and we've been getting daily e-mails from her ever since. When she was 87, we began this website.
We now believe she is the oldest blogger on the Internet.
Whether Bubby is reminding us that boyfriends do not substitute for warm jackets in the winter, or that it's
better to receive a compliment than a brick, she always has something to say to her granddaughters.
Now with this new website, Bubby can finally share her wisdom with the rest of the world.
And she's excited about it!
(Which confuses us, because she used to say we were all she needed.)
Hopefully this will be as much fun for new readers as it will surely be for her.
And if not, well, as Bubby says, it will all come out in the wash.
So, are you looking for advice on food, work, a broken heart, or the perfect bat mitzvah present?
But no dirty words allowed or you'll only get one matzah ball.
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