There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Friday, July 27, 2007

Stalker chases co-eds on buses! Film at 11!

Got this note in the mail this morning:


I'm a producer for [snip out the name]'s morning show. I was looking through the Sac blogs and came across your posts on the story of the bus co-ed stalker. I think it's a great story and would love to talk about it on our show next week. Would you be interested in talking with us about the kinds of things you've observed? Either on the phone or in studio?

Let me know if you're up for it...
Thanks, but no thanks. I don't consider the guy a stalker or dangerous. Since he obviously doesn't respect the needs of others for personal space, I suppose he could be classified as seriously annoying. The RT driver who told him to stop hitting on women on the bus was correct to take action.

I'm open to comments on this...


Queen of Dysfunction said...

No? You're not going to take the bait? Wait. Aren't you an attention whore like the rest of us? ;)

John said...

Attention whore? Moi? No. I am far too shy and reclusive, quietly reading in the back of the bus, minding my own business.

Well, OK, not minding my own business. And, well, maybe I would like a little more attention. Haven't ever had more than two people comment at one time.

Selling myself for attention? That's not what those Google ads are about. No. Let's not be unfair.

How could I possibly be an attention whore?

Jesse said...

It's definitely odd. I'm mulling it over, but like I said before, I was just doing my job. I saw something that sucked, I hated it, so I put a stop to it. Is this really such a big deal, or am I missing something?

John said...

If I could be assured that the purpose of the show was to encourage people to use transit, I might help out. After all, this is an example where the unwanted attentions of a guy were appropriately discouraged and everyone lived happily ever after -- except the guy, who is left sulking by himself.

But if all they are going to do is exploit the paranoia people have about THOSE PEOPLE who ride buses, then I don't feel like participating.

Hahn at Home said...

Always enjoy these, John. Thanks!