In the creepy story of the week, an Australian man snapped a photo of a beautiful woman he named “the girl of his dreams” on the Internet, and now the cyberwebs has exploded into a creep versus anti-creep war.
According to Mashable, it all began when Brok Neilson spotted a beautiful brunette in the fruit and vegetable section of Woolworths' supermarket Monday. He snapped a photo and uploaded it to Facebook.
His friend, Blake, then reposted the pic onto Woolworth’s Facebook page with this message:
"Hello Woolworths, I'll start by saying my loyalty to Woolworths is second to none," Blake began. "I was at Woolworths (Q Super Centre) this evening at 7:38pm (AEST) with my friend Brok buying fresh produce to make butter chicken when he's glanced over at the girl of his dreams. For years," he continued, "you've brought people together with your sensational service, fantastic products with a catchy theme song that's kept me coming back, so now do what you do best and bring these two together. (Girl buying mushrooms if you read this, we will be in this section every night at 7:38pm until we meet again). #hopeforbrok”
The pic then went viral with nearly 5,000 reposts since Monday. But it was only beginning to heat up.
Woolworth’s responded with this message early Tuesday morning: "Hey Blake," wrote their Facebook representative. "Whilst we're more interested in matching your dear friend Brok with the perfect chick-en and bay leaf to create the curry of his dreams, we still think you're a great wing-man! Next time tell Brok not to be chicken, just rice up and say hello! We hear love grows in the produce department #HopeForBrok”
And of course Brok responded, ending with: "Thankyou Woolworths for your kind words and although I did #chick-en out this time.... My intentions are completely honourable," he added. "Hopefully I can #butter her up and #curryher favour by keeping it #fresh in the produce section. #HopeForBrok”
That’s when things became a bit more clear. The fun of it all changed when it became evident that it was less of a comical fake romance story, and more of a real-life problematic situation. Here's a man who spots a beautiful woman minding her business and buying groceries, takes a photo of her, places it online for the world to see, and makes a public display of cyber-stalking to his benefit.
Some called it borderline “sexual harassment.”
And there's others who simply love it:
But of course, there's the conspirators. Some even speculate that Woolworth’s is actually behind it all, citing their previous year’s campaign, "Fresh In Our Memories," a tribute to Australia’s Anzac war veterans that backfired to hell and back. I mean, just look at it:
While Woolworth’s hasn’t attached itself to anything beyond the initial reply, the quick turnover from Facebook to hashtag, campaign, and beyond has raised eyebrows.
The story is still buzzing online and updating daily, but what do you think? Is this just creepy or do we all secretly hope to be swept off our feet by a man we barely know? The movies make it all sound so enticing, but once you see what it looks like in real life— eh, not so much!