Funny thing happened after I wrote about that old house I lived in (shocking even)

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Eugene, Oregon
June 16, 2016 11:03pm CST
I was called in to work today to help out today, with two shipments being delivered and one person sick. Yesterday, I wrote about a house I lived in for a while back in the 1970s, in another life time actually. When I got to work, I learned that the woman I had been married to way back then, living in that house, had called the store looking for me. That was a shock! I mean it has been a long, long time since 1978 or so when we parted ways. We talked, maybe ten years ago, she had never remarried, been in thwarted relationships since then and we talked for about ten minutes. She tried contacting me through Facebook once, but I ignored that. How did she find out I was working at a Wild Birds store? I guess I posted it here and maybe on FB. Some women at work who took the call are kidding me about having a stalker. I believe that the past is just that, the past, and have no desire to communicate with this woman. Am I heartless or realistic? She will call the store again. Maybe I should tell them to say I quit or died or something? What would you do? What a coincidence!
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@MGjhaud (20679)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
is she on mylot too? maybe it's something important. maybe she's dying and she wants you to have the house.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
No house is involved and she does not like me that much anyway, lol.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic she is not on mylot that I know of.
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@louievill (19353)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic and what makes you so sure that she does not love you that much lol
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@marlina (76703)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
I think that you should let her know in "no uncertain" terms, that you do not want to have contact with her.
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@JESSY3236 (7075)
• United States
17 Jun 16
That's odd. I would just tell her politely that you don't want to talk to her.
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• United States
17 Jun 16
i'd jest honestly tell her that she needed to move'n, which seems she's failed to do.
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@josie_ (7410)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
Did you parted ways amicably? I have a feeling you are avoiding her because you don't want to dredge up painful memories. That is understandable. They say "Time heals all wounds". Unless your present situation rules out this possibility, perhaps talk to her to find out the reason why she's looking for you?
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
I am married and she knows that, she has no reason to look for me that I can see.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
Our parting was not pleasant, by the way, but many years ago.
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• United States
24 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic Is it possible that she is in some sort of 12-step program and is seeking to make amends? Just a thought.
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@topffer (35561)
• France
17 Jun 16
It is always better to cope directly with this kind of situation to dissuade her to stalk you. I would take the call to ask her politely to not call again. I would indeed tell it to my wife.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
If she calls when I am there, I will take it. I mentioned this to my wife already. Good advice.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic Do not talk to her again, your wife might get hurt or jealous.
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@Platespinner (17047)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
17 Jun 16
That's just a tad creepy. I wonder what she expects to accomplish by contacting you?
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
I have no idea, but the ladies at the store agreed with you, though they had a grand time kidding me.
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jun 16
Occasionally, ex-girlfriends try to get hold of me for whatever reason. I just ignore them. Don't know how that would work if she's calling at work, though.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
She may not call again and I am only there part-time, so she may give up.
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@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
You just want to cut the tie.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
I thought it was cut many years ago. My end was anyway.
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@LadyDuck (171236)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
The most important is that Anne does not feel offended by the fact that you keep in touch with this woman. I would avoid to talk with her in the future. I know that I would not appreciate to know that my husband talks with his ex.
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@beenice2 (2336)
• Canada
1 Aug 16
That depend. If you are remarried or not. If you had a bad relationship with her in the past, it would make it hard to go and talk to her. There I a wonder in all that, what does she has in mind, what does she want to talk about. You will never know if you don't talk to her.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Aug 16
She has not called back so I will let it go. We really have nothing to talk about.
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@beenice2 (2336)
• Canada
2 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic I understand.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jun 16
yes asj the store people to say you left after all when its over , it should stay over thats my idea any way.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jun 16
Me too, @Hatley
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic we do agree then lol
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@JudyEv (130542)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun 16
That certainly is a coincidence. I don't think you are heartless but I'm not sure how I'd deal with the situation. I guess if you're able to tell her you'd rather she didn't contact you, you'd be rid of her for good.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Jun 16
I will do that if she calls when I am there. Very strange. What could she need to say after all these years?
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 16
I would talk to her pleasantly, but make it quite clear that you are not interested in any sort of relationship with her. She must be lonely, so be gentle with her
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 16
I had thought of that @jaboUK, and will be nice. Thanks!
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• Greece
20 Jun 16
She obviously left no memories behind as far as you are concerned. I'd forget about her, her motives might not be the best now if she has fallen on difficult times.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jun 16
I will make no effort to contact her.
@paigea (22453)
• Canada
24 Jun 16
I would be polite and hope the person got the message. But if they didn't, I might get quite firm in order to put an end to it.
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
23 Jun 16
There's no need to be rude or nasty too her. Tell her personally in a friendly but firm way that you do not want any contact with her.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Jun 16
That lady must have understood that past is past and having a connection again with her may resort to heartaches again. Better tell her frankly that your story is closed.
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@louievill (19353)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
I would face her and ask what it is all about if i were you to end all the guessing once and for all. Oh yes don't forget to let us know and report back to us
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@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Hopefully she will stop calling.