The One Who Sticks Like A Tick

“The worst thing than the one who got away is the one who sticks around like a tick”


I have had my fair share of the one’s who got away. Some were decent enough to say goodbye but the rest, the rest just disappeared. The millennial call it “ghosting”.  I guess it has happened to me so many times that I’m actually surprised when one decides to stay. The type of relationship I had with them was insignificant, they left, anyway. some were platonic, some romance, others friendship based on cheap alcohol on Friday night and others were just acquittance.  People are just that, they are bound to leave, anyway, my history suggests.

I used to think that I have had it worse, that people leave me. That no one sticks around long enough to get to see me through the good, bad, ugly and the uncomfortable. I am so used to being left that I don’t bother opening and closing doors in my life anymore, I just leave it open, let the traffic flow as it pleases.

The other day one of my close friends, who hasn’t left yet, obviously,  found herself in a situation of the one who sticks. I swear, I have had it easy. All I have to deal with, with the one’s who get away, is clean house. Just that. I don’t know what I would do If I had to play house with the one I want out of my life.

You tell them you don’t feel the same anymore but they are willing to stay, the one’s who stick, I mean. You push them away with every weapon at your disposal, they don’t go. You even start seeing other people, boy, they ain’t badging. You even try the infamous ghosting, and somehow, they still find you. They don’t mind loving you even though you don’t love them. They don’t mind being sloppy second or third or fifth, as long as you giving them a piece of your life, insignificant as it may be.

If that’s not psychotic, sticking around anyway, I don’t know what is. Maybe, I actually I think I do, psychotic is wanting to marry the one who wants you dead, my therapist would say. (I have a therapist, expensive, I know). What do you do with someone who doesn’t want to leave you, in peace or pieces?

I’m wondering if involving the government is an extreme measure, get a restraining order or something. That’s allowed, right? I think leaving town is too much, even for love or hate or love and hate. I would recommend involving the government to help get rid of ticks, don’t you think? When we have a sudden infestation, the government gets involved, why not get the government involved now that we have found a tick in the midst of ghosts, don’t you think?

Do I sound insane? Anyway, it’s what I would do. How about you?


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