I’m going public today. I’m admitting something that has been going on in my life for a couple years now that no one, outside my wife knows. Here it is… I’ve developed a relationship with Veronica from Member Services.
It started with a single phone call. I’m not sure how she got my name, much less my phone number. But, the first time we talked it seemed like she knew a lot more about me already than I knew about her. Now that you mention it, there is still quite a bit that I don’t know about her.
My wife knows about Veronica. In fact, Veronica even calls her sometimes. I don’t think it bothers her at all that I’m a happily married man. She continues to call at any time of the day or night. Pretty bold, eh?
Pretty soon after our relationship began, Veronica’s calls started coming more and more frequently… once a week, once a day, once an hour (at least, it seems). Though Veronica and I get along pretty well, her persistence worries me. It has almost gotten to the “stalker” stage.
Finally, a few months into it, I decided to call it quits. She seems so “robotic” at times that I just thought we needed some space. So, I asked her to stop calling. I even tried talking to her work supervisor, but she continued calling. So, I decided to go “nuclear” – I blocked her number from calling me again. But, amazingly, Veronica has connections that no one else I know must have. Despite me blocking her, she continues finding ways to call me. I try blocking the new numbers she uses to call me. I do this every time thinking that eventually, Veronica will get the message… I really don’t want to talk to her any more. I don’t even think I can call her my friend any more. Sad, but true.
So, what have I learned from this disappointing relationship with Veronica? The truth is… nothing! I don’t know what I could have done differently. Just because you become enchanted with someone doesn’t mean you want them calling you every day. Some people are hard to shake, though. For me, I’ve moved on. I have a new phone friend… Rachel from Member Services. I wonder if Rachel knows Veronica?