Saturday, March 03, 2007

Valentine's Post #2 (Caution: Potential Creepiness Involved)


Oh look! A very cute, friendly, happy Valentine's card that I found in my mail when I returned home from my wonderful vacation!! Yay!

Hmm. I wonder who it's from? There's no return name. It was mailed from my town, though.


Can you read that? It's not from my husband. He not only said it wasn't, but you could tell by the look on his face that he was totally confused.

I'm really, really, really hoping it's from one of my girlfriend's trying to be funny. Because if it's not? I'm creeped out. Please be a girlfriend! If anyone knows anything about this, you really have to tell me. Please. Really.

23 comments:

Hillary said...

Uh, woah. That DOES have totaly potential for creepiness. Wow.

Anne said...

I know, doesn't it!? My father-in-law said we can always take it to the cops to get it fingerprinted...

Jen said...

I sure hope it iis from one of your friends playing a joke. That is super creepy!

Radioactive Jam said...

(cue minor-key music)
It doesn't look like a joke...

Carbon said...

You can't tell by the penmanship?

Someone is having a good laugh over there...

Brooke Sellers said...

It's funny -- things like this are the stuff that romance movies are made of -- unrequited love and the whole bit. But what passes for romance in movies is often creepy in real life.
It IS a bit unsettling, isn't it?

Jean said...

Oh my. That is, um, very, um, strange.

sarah cool said...

Well - it looks like neat man handwriting.

"It's funny -- things like this are the stuff that romance movies are made of -- unrequited love and the whole bit. But what passes for romance in movies is often creepy in real life."

Brooke, I totally agree with you! You are right on!

cjoy said...

I thought of getting it fingerprinted, too...it's definitely on the creepy side. If someone really "loves" you this much, they should have left well enough alone rather than cause concern and worry.

Anne said...

I thought the writing looked male too, but in mostly caps trying not to look like anyone's in particular.

It's just so darn strange. For anyone who watches Desperate Housewives, it has me thinking about crazy Zach Young...yikes!

Michelle B said...

Creepy, creepy, creepy! Seriously - creepy. There's nothing else to say.

Frannie Farmer said...

Yep, creeping me right the heck out!

Hillary said...

So have you decided to do anything about this freakiness? No one's fessing up? Usually a joke like that gets revealed, does it not? Eee.

Anne said...

I would have thought by now someone would have fessed up for it...and actually I see the cop I know every other week and I may just bring it in to him this week. It's just so bizarre.

Scrapnqueen said...

Definitely creepy. And if it's a friend playing a practical joke, it's really not that funny. Not at all, actually.

I'd report it. You have a blog, you have your life on the internet. Picking up a stalker could be way too easy--you might want to take all the necessary precautions. (Don't be like the heroines of those suspense/thrillers where you want to yell out "If you would just TELL someone what's going on maybe you guys would all figure it out!"

You know what I mean, right?

(But PLEASE don't give up your blog because I pointed that out! Unless your cop friend thinks you need to. For now, of course. Safety first.)

Hugs!

Anne said...

I am going to be showing it to my cop friend tomorrow, but it's doesn't strike me as a blog situation. The card was mailed from my town, making me think that it's actually someone I know. Which is worse anyway, I think.

Nate said...

Ok, so, Thing #1: IT WASN'T ME!

Thing #2: No seriously, it wasn't.

Thing #3: Are you SURE that's a guy's handwriting? I mean, most dudes can hardly spare the effort to scratch themselves, let alone dot their I's. Just sayin... not the most manly handwriting I've ever seen...

Thing #4: Like everyone else has said, "creepy."

Anne said...

1. & 2. Whew. Good thing you clarified, because more than one person had suggested that it could be you...I thought it more likely to be your brother & sister-in-law...they play pranks like this...I remember a certain sad Gnome of mine...

3. It does look boyish to me. I know most of you just scribble to get by, but I've seen similar before. Wish I actually recognized it though. I could be wrong...if it's a girl's handwriting, then the whole thing just got even weirder!

Cheri said...

Hey Anne, Isn't it frustrating when you have to deal with something like this. Wondering and worrying, and wasting your time on it. I hope the fact that you mentioned showing it to an office will bring the suspect out or at least maybe it will cause him or her to think twice next time. If you were single it might be different, but anyway you look at it, it is unsettling.

Nate said...

Oh man. People thought that was from me? Jeez. I suppose I can see why-- being pretty much the only dude that comments on this site and all. And with that card being so "artsy" and everything. But I guarantee you that I have never and will never seal an envelope with a heart sticker. Gross. Anne, you'll just have to trust me when I say that the only person in your household that I have a secret crush on is your Gamecube.

But take my fingerprints if you want them. I'll "mistakenly" leave a pick at church some Sunday and -- just like in the movies -- you can go in later and slip it into a plastic baggy for later forensic evidence. Heck, if that'd help clear my name here, I'd almost prefer it; I don't want people secretly thinking I'm the "Creepy, Anonymous Valentines-Day Note-Leaver of Oh-Seven" from here on out. NOW who's creeped out?

Anne said...

Oh, my friend Nate...I never thought you were creepy or that you had done it...and I think those that had that brief thought did so for the prankster in you...Course, I don't know that you've ever pulled a prank on me which is why I was focusing the blame on other members of your family...

However, that being said, I may surrepticiously grab a well-printed pick for evidence. Just to be safe. You know. In case someone ever steals my Gamecube.

blog Portland said...

I meant "love" in a "potentially family" kind of way. As for the circumstances? Well, we do live pretty far from each other.

Scrapnqueen said...

bp- Was that said tongue-in-cheek, or was it a confession?

Nate - The most beautiful penmanship I have ever seen was by a guy I went to high-school with. (Granted he turned out to be gay, but still...)