Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Bad Idea Number #37--Hooking Up With the Psycho From Hell
Ok, I'm not going to be sexually biased here, because the Psycho From Hell stuff goes both ways (believe me, my younger brother, who is the nicest guy in the world, is really really hot, has a good job and owns his own home--ok I'll stop trying to get him a date---is a freaking psycho magnet) .
You'd think there would be a couple of warning flags thrown up at least in the first few dates.
Forget about trying to get laid. Think about the long-term and rational.
Do whatever you can to protect yourself from the bunny-boilers.
Does he/she let you go into the bathroom by your own bad self?
Does he/she talk about the ex and add "rest in peace"?
A 32-year-old woman in Corpus Christie apparently missed all the warning signs. I don't know if the police are not releasing names in fear that other psychos might see the report as a "vacancy" sign and decide to move in or what.
I sure wish they'd release HIS name to warn any future objects of his affection.
I'm not trying to blame the victim, but really---I don't subscribe to the notion that "he/she was the best partner in the world and suddenly one morning out of the blue he/she just snapped and became a raving lunatic!"
After a previous incident of domestic violence this month, the woman obtained a restraining order against her boyfriend.
Psycho Ex From Hell's response? He gave her the finger.
A reasonable person might say, "whoopdedo".
Small price to pay to get a jackass out of her life.
Except he literally gave her the finger.
He sent her a severed finger in the mail with a note that said, "This is my last chance to touch you."
Since police are unable to locate him, they can't determine whether the finger was actually his. It was a clean cut and it was washed, from the reports.
I think there should be a standard short-form questionnaire that every sane (operative word) person carry in their purse or pocket before hooking up with anyone from the bar/the gym/the church social.
With questions like:
Have you ever owned any pets? How old were they when they died? What was the cause of death?
Ever have a restraining order taken out against you? If so, what were the circumstances?
Were you adopted?
Sorry, I couldn't resist a little adoptee humor there.
Please feel free to add more questions to the list....