My husband has a stalker.
His name is Willy and from the his multiple voicemail messages I would say he’s old, alone and losing it. Really.
It started a couple of months ago, and for the most part my husband just ignored the calls and kept on with his day. But one night around Christmas time, he answered the phone to tell whoever was calling that they had the wrong number. This should have been the end of it, but sadly no.
Willy keeps calling and calling and calling. In a twenty-four hour time period he called no less than twelve times and left four messages
It would be easy to make light of it, if the messages weren’t so sad.
Sometimes he’s crying and incoherent.
Other times he’s looking for a ride to his doctor appointments and doesn’t seem to know when or where they are.
And sometimes he’s just belligerent, yelling about the S.O.B. who keeps answering the phone (my hubby) that his son should track him down and “kick his ass”.
We can’t even make out who he thinks he’s calling, as that changes too. Some messages seem to be for his son, and other’s to a friend of his son…
So what do we do? We no longer even live in the state that is attached to our area code (it’s been years), where the calls are originating from. We’ve tried a reverse look-up to see if we could get an address and try to send help, with no such luck.
I can see that the calls and messages are starting to get to my husband. He really cares that this old man is seemingly alone, and feels helpless that he can’t fix it.
So I’m asking, what would you do?
Ignore the calls? Delete the messages? Talk to him anyway? Call our carrier and block the number?
All those options are viable, and seem heartless at the same time.
Any ideas? Anyone, Anyone?