I dated a guy for 2 months before he revealed himself to be ... off-kilter.
He broke up with me in a bizarre and dramatic fashion that left me confused and immensely relieved. When talking about this with a friend about the averted disaster I dodged, my friend said, "Oh, you're going to hear from that one again."
"No no. I never hear from exes again. Everyone I date knows that there is no on again, off again with me That's part of the break-up process. It's called a break up because it's broken, etc. etc.," I said.
Friend says, "Trust me."
Sure enough, a midnight phone call three months later, "I don't know why we can't be friends..."
I hung up.
Fast forward three years and a happy marriage later, he sent me a message on Facebook, "I know you're not friends with exes, but I would like it if you would friend me so I could see what you're up to." So, he was politely asking permission to stalk me? I ignored the message and three days later, I got another one, "Well, forget it then."
I've blocked 5 people on Facebook. And three of them are him. I check my blocked list periodically and notice that he has disappeared. I do a quick search and I find him again (same picture) and block him. Again. I think he's deleting his account and opening new ones with new email addresses. And Spooky don't play that.
If the Dude were to find baked goods for me on the porch with a cryptic note? I might see the note... LOL. Most likely hear about it four days later. With all names and specifics lost to time.
If I were to find that? Straight to the composter.
All the other exes wouldn't bother reconnecting.