Yesterday (Oct 2nd), I read an article on Snapchat from Cosmopolitan magazine about a new dating trend called “Zombie-ing”.
Zombie-ing is when someone
This has happened to me before, but I had no idea there was a name for it. Cosmo gives tips on how to deal with zombies when they pop back into your life, so you should definitely go check it out.
Hours after reading this article, a zombie popped into my iMessage. See below then we will review.
Some background on this zombie:
I meet the zombie on Tinder in June. We hung out like 3 times and hooked up twice out of those 3 times, both times at my place. Not really sure why I was ghosted. I texted and called with no response. I put him in the ghost category and moved on.
As you can see, I have not talked to the zombie since July (remember it is October).
He gave me this bullshit excuse that he “thought” he lost my number as the reason I have not heard from him since July. This also shows that my number was most likely not saved on his phone since he had to ask who he was texting.
He offers an empty pleasantry “How you been” without waiting for my response then says he wants to ask me a question.
He then asks…
“CAN YOU HELP ME WITH MY HOUSING SITUATION IF I HELP YOU WITH YOUR RENT FOR A WHILE?”
Now, this is where I got confused. I read this question about 3 or 4 times because it sounded like he was asking to move in with me. However, it makes no sense to ask someone you haven’t spoken to in like 3 months to move in with them. Right??
And he pitched this idea as if it is mutually beneficial to all parties. I like living by myself and am very fortunate to be able to pay my rent without a struggle. This idea only benefits him as he is the one in need of help with his housing situation. I live in a one-bedroom apartment. Where is he going to sleep? Not in my bed and you are not about to take over my living room and sleep on my couch.
If I had a two-bedroom apartment, this ask would make a lot more sense but the answer would still be the same because of who is doing the asking.
My best friend pointed out that the zombie must be really desperate to ask a woman he hooked up with 3 months ago and have not talked to since to live with her. While the desperation does make me feel bad for his situation, the answer is still an unapologetic, unmoving, and unequivocal NO!
The question is how to respond.
I want to be nosey and get more details on the situation. The last time I spoke with him, he was living with his mother so I’m not sure if the mama kicked him out or a girlfriend or homeboy and also why.
Or to be petty and send him a list of homeless shelters that can take him or dog shelters that take strays.
Or just tell him no and that it is fucked up that he hasn’t talked to me in months with no explanation but expect me to give him shelter.
Or just not respond at all.
I don’t know. What do y’all think I should do?
I hope you enjoyed my story of the zombie who asked to live with me and come back next week for more content.