If you’ve ever been turned off by an annoyingly persistent man, Leagan Wilson is your new hero
If you’ve ever been a single woman on the internet, you’ve probably noticed that men, sometimes, have a little problem with rejection. Leagan Wilson, a woman from Lubbock, Texas, found the greatest way to get back at a guy who refused to take no for an answer.
Short story: she bought a bouncy house.
Wilson told Scary Mommy she met the guy in question years ago at a camp, but almost immediately got some weird, “stalkery” vibes from him.
“I honestly don’t know a lot about him because I wasn’t too interested in getting to know him more,” she said. “He would always call or text and ask if he could come visit and take me on dates or whatever, but I just wasn’t interested. He was very persistent and honestly really annoying.”
The guy only got increasingly desperate after she turned him down, though, and in a last-ditch effort to buy Wilson’s affection, he texted her photos of his credit card — front and back — with the not-at-all-creepy message, “Just in case you ever need anything. Anything at all… Anything your heart desires.”
Wilson, being the hero she is, took him at his word. She used his card to buy exactly what her heart desires: A giant, pink, inflatable bounce house. And then she posted about it on Twitter, with screenshots to back up her story, and invited the whole internet to a party to celebrate sticking it to a guy who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “no.”
The screenshots show the text the dude sent her after receiving confirmation of the purchase, asking, “Babe what is this,” and Wilson’s response: “You said anything, right?”
He did. He did say anything.
“I kinda just thought, ‘Wow, that was stupid,’ and didn’t initially plan on using the card at all because it was clearly just an attempt to buy my affection,” Wilson said. But the idea to buy a bouncy castle kind of struck her out of nowhere, she added, and she thought, “Why not?”
As for the dude’s reaction?
“He was pretty annoyed at first but then realized he basically set himself up for that,” she said, adding that she doesn’t know whether he canceled the order. “Since then he hasn’t said anything and I didn’t really want to check up with him.”
So, Leagan, if there’s anything we can bring to that party — chips? A side salad? — you just let us know.
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