I was very brusque with someone today. A guy I used to be intimate with. We aren't friends, haven't been friends for a very long time. He'll send me texts and I ignore them. He calls, I ignore the calls. Today, he sent me a text, wondered if I wasn't receiving them or just ignoring him. I responded. I let him know I'm ignoring him. He texts back, wondering why. I let him know that our time is over and I'm just moving on. I ask that he respect my wishes to be left alone. He text back asking what my problem was, why I was upset. I ask him again to leave me alone. He still doesn't stop. He texts me again. I text back that I don't want to cuss him out, to just leave me alone. He texts back again. I let loose. I ask him to fucking leave me alone and what he's doing is harassing me. He's still persistent. I text back to fucking leave me alone and if he persists, I will take legal action. He then responds that he'll stop when I stop sending responses. He said he's not harassing me because he's not calling me. I call him and hurl cuss words at him and tell him to stop or I will take legal action against him for harassment. I hang up the phone.
No call back and no more texts from him.
I feel bad. Not about asking him to leave me alone but about the level it escalated to.