It's the place where an ex-boyfriend of mine works (or at least he did when we were dating). This particular company is pretty small and only has one location, so it's unlikely that it's a coincidence. There's basically no chance that I would know this guy any other way than through my ex.
I am on good terms with all of the guys I've dated except for this particular ex. Other than Mr. Darling, there were four other guys with whom I had a relationship that lasted 6 months or longer, and the other three guys are already my Facebook friends. (Just for the record, Mr. Darling knows I still keep in touch with these guys periodically through Facebook, and he's totally ok with it.)
The only one I don't talk to at all is the bad ex. We dated for a year, and then I found out that he had been lying to me about all sorts of shady crap that he was doing. When I found out about his lies, I confronted him, and we went through a period of a few weeks where I was talking about breaking up with him but hadn't done it yet (lame, I know), and he was begging me not to. Except that it turns out he was sleeping with his ex-girlfriend while begging me not to dump him.
So, I broke up with him and told him never to talk to me again. Apparently, he translated that as "please continue to beg me to take you back for the next year or so, because eventually I might cave." I didn't cave, of course, but that didn't stop him from trying. I refused to take his calls and blocked his email address, so he took to calling my friends and my roommate and begging them to meet him so that he could give them flowers/letters/various gifts to pass along to me. When that didn't work, he started getting his friends to call me from numbers he knew I wouldn't recognize. By the time we'd been broken up for two months, I had stopped answering my phone altogether. Up until a year after we broke up, I was still getting the occasional hang up call and periodic text messages from him that said things like "How's it going? I miss you."
Less than a year and a half after I broke up with him (and just a few months after his last "I miss you" text message), he married someone else (which I found out when I ran into his sister at the mall.) It was kind of a relief to hear that he was married, because I hoped that it would mean he was done trying to win me back. And I haven't heard anything from him or any of his friends since he got married... until now.
The thing is this - how many of you remember the first and last names of an ex-girlfriend who your coworker dated six years ago and who you may have met one time at most? Anyone?? I sure don't. In other words, I think my ex is asking his friends to contact me on his behalf yet again. Over SIX years after we dated. Because I don't remember the guy who friend-requested me at all, and I would have definitely recognized his name or his face if he'd been one of the bad ex's close friends while we were dating.