You Know What’s Not Funny, Gawker? Stalking!
There’s nothing ladies find more hilarious than being creepily stalked by a dude with crazy penmanship, am I right? At least, that’s what New York-based media site Gawker might have you believe, based on their post over the weekend about “Joe,” a guy who lives Queens who is hilariously stalking a woman named Kelly. Joe has been posting up handwritten notes around Kelly’s Jamaica, Queens, neighborhood. And here’s the really fun part: He’s apparently been going to Kelly’s last known address, and leaving notes that read:
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND YOU SINCE THE DAY WE RAN INTO EACH OTHER AT THE KEW GARDENS TRAIN STATION. I TRIED YOUR APARTMENT ON GRENFELL STREET BUT IT APPEARS VACANT. THIS IS MY LAST SHOT AT FINDING YOU. PLEASE CALL ME AT: [redacted]
Writer Mallory Ortberg (who is generally super funny and has a great Twitter) writes:
Do you really think that this is his “last shot”? He’s already visited her house and written (at least) one flyer by hand. Is he really going to just give up if she doesn’t see these and call him?
Why is the entire note in capital letters except for “Joe”? Do you imagine him yelling the entire note, and then quietly whispering his name for emphasis? Does that make the note creepier or less creepy to you?
Come on dudes, I understand that snarking on shit is a main tenant of bloggery, but did you really have to blow up this story? And if you do feel some sort of responsibility toward “Kelly A,” then why not, you know, show a little concern? [Gawker]