Girl Talk: Here are some of NEPA’s craziest ex stories. Do you have one that could rank?
Love can turn the world of the sanest person upside down. It can drive people to do things they never thought possible, both good and bad. Whether it’s tossing your life into a chaotic whirlwind romance or making questionable decisions that may involve the police, love can drive you crazy.
A coworker of mine had been casually dating a guy for a few months. Things turned sour and she decided to retaliate. When you add creativity to drama and multiply by an ounce of crazy, the end result to this equation is a girl mailing a boy an envelope full of cat feces because in her eyes he was a piece of crap.
This one made me scratch my head. How does one make the jump from googly eyes and lovey texts to cat poo in the mail?
When I asked her the reason, she explained rather eloquently that she wanted to send to guy a symbolic version of himself in the mail. Who would ever expect to receive cat crap? Fair enough. His response? He deleted her as a friend on Facebook and blocked her on Instagram. She just merely laughed at this. She said people who think anything on social media matters in real life are a joke. She has no reservations about what she did and would absolutely do it again. (mental note, don’t ever get on this girl’s bad side.)
So I decided to ask my friends to see what kind of crazy things their ex may have done to them. To protect the privacy of those involved, I will use initials.
M- When I was in high school I worked at Burger King part time. When I broke up with my boyfriend he and his friends came through the drive through one night, 10 minutes before we were supposed to be closing (when he knew we would have everything already cleaned up for the night) and ordered 35 burgers all different requests (extra pickle, light ketchup, no onion etc) and after they were all made they drove off without paying or taking them.
S- She threw my clothes out onto the street because I came home 10 minutes late. It was like something out of a movie. I think I really dodged a bullet with her!
C-My ex would just show up in the parking lot outside my office and play really loud bass music because he knew it would make the walls inside shake.
D- This guy who liked me (who I had no interest in) sat on my porch one night begging me to go out with him, when I refused to, he peed on my front door and then left.
J- My ex-girlfriend dumped a can of metallic silver paint on the windshield of my brand new truck overnight so I didn’t see it until the next morning when it was already dried. I was so mad.
Love can drive you mad. My closing thought on this is if you are going to be in a relationship that may land you on a most wanted list, you should probably get out. If it’s going to drive you that crazy, it can’t be good for your general mental health and you should probably seek someone else, like a therapist.
Melissa Hughes is a 30-year-old single mother of one. Girl Talk started as a telltale horror story of the city’s most epic dating disasters and evolved into a column about love, life experiences and growing up. Melissa has a weekly TV segment on PA Live, WBRE, discussing activities in Weekender and a Girl Talk radio segment every Wednesday on 98.5 KRZ.