After nearly a year and a half not ever seeing my stalker, and being perfectly content with that (since quitting my job), I "ran into" my stalker while I was on the bus. I glanced out the window and he was waiting at the bus stop across the street. A lot of really negative emotions--fear, disgust, panic--overcame me when I saw him. This man has a history of showing up at my workplace, approaching me in public places, and even following me around. In high school he wouldn't leave me alone, even though I made it clear that I was not interested in being his friend. Literally, the only thing I ever did to end up with this asshole bothering me was to attend high school. I was just beginning to feel okay, and assured that I wouldn't see him anymore. There was a period of about six years where I never saw him, and it was great. Then, randomly, out of nowhere, I see him again. It makes me really depressed sometimes. It just brought back a lot of negative feelings and feeling like I would never be rid of this person. It long since passed the point where it was annoying and became frightening after he showed up at my work in late 2009 and asked me out. A few weeks later, he asked me out again, I said no again, and I figured that was the end of it. Nope. He continued to show up periodically, and I'd be lying if I said this wasn't a contributing factor to my decision to leave my job. I'm just wondering if anyone has gone through something similar, and can relate. I can't really report him for anything. He hasn't broken any laws. He hasn't called my house (obviously, because he doesn't know my phone number), showed up where I live (because he doesn't know, thankfully, though I worry all the time about this), or technically committed stalking. Part of me also feels like I don't want to escalate the situation in any way. I just want him to disappear, honestly. I know this will probably be an issue until I move away from this part of the world. I don't know. I guess I'm just venting. It really sucked seeing him again. It really sucks to think about him. I hadn't thought about him in a really long time, and seeing him brought all those horrible feelings that I was going through in 2009-early 2010 back.