Weekly News Comment #2

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Emily on 08-09-2011

One of the news values I remembered was “bizarre”, and I would say that this story is definitely in that category!

Some people like to knit. Others like fishing. The woman in this story has a hobby of paranoia: She called her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in the last year.

Anyone who calls another person that much, regardless of whether they are female or Dutch, is a nut.

I know what it is like to miss someone that used to be part of your life. You brood for a couple weeks, then you start to see that things are getting back to normal. You might be tempted to call them a lot a first, but then you realize why you broke up in the first place, so you stop. It just gets awkward and you run out of things to talk about.

 I had a boyfriend who texted me a gazillion times a day when we were dating. After a while, I left my phone off for a long time, because his obsessiveness was SO annoying.

I am curious what this woman’s phone bill is each month. I calculated how many times a day she called him (65,000/365) and it came to 178 calls a day. Holy cow! She could be single-handedly keeping the phone company in business. 

How does this woman have enough time to make that many calls? Does she have a job? Who is this guy and why does she keep calling him? Did he break up with her without telling her why? There are so many unanswered questions, I can almost feel my inner Carrie Bradshaw coming out.

I’m not that surprised that the guy denied being in a relationship with her.

Maybe she has an obsessive disorder, like OCD. Whatever mental or emotional state she is in, she needs professional help. She needs to quit calling her ex-boyfriend and call a shrink instead.

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fuglsang on 9 September, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

I saw the headline for this story, but didn’t read it. I could pretty much tell what it would be about. Yes, it is bizarre, but in this day and age….

Where would you send me for more insight? Guinness world records?

clickspit on 13 September, 2011 at 10:48 am #

The court ordered her not to contact him again. Well – problem solved, right? Yeah right. What would be good is how she coped with life afterwards. This was like a drug for her, and you don’t solve a crack problem by telling the person “stop using crack.”

Tony Hensich on 1 October, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

It’s not hard to believe that there are people out there like that. She obviously needs help and I’m sure she is suffering right now from it. She seems to follow pattern behavior to the extreme.

Luke on 1 October, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

Yes this is really a bizarre and this can really not be good for that woman’s health.

I agree she really needs to seek professional help, and good luck to her next boyfriend.

j jones on 16 October, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

could you imagine her internet personals ad? “Wanted, Prince Charming with Unlimited Mobile Plan and large amounts of lithium”… 65,000 calls… crazy!!

Emily on 9 November, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

haha. I wonder what kind of guys would go for that.

Buy African Mango on 8 November, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

Wow, 178 calls a day, I don’t even make that many to different people, and shes done that with 1 person. I wont be surprised that their not together. After call 10 I would have already been surprised.

Marcella on 1 February, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

We should wonder how a person can become a “stalker” like this woman, dating or not, in a relation or not, we can’t absoluty become like her. I think that none relation can be positive and healthy if we have this kind of behavior. Nice Article.