I recall a story somewhat similar to Sophie and the Nice Guy (coming soon to a theater near you) told to me by one of my female friends. When she was 19, she had a hanger-on who was 21 and was fixated on her. She gave him the "we're just friends" speech several times, but it never sank in. This guy was 21 so one night when he showed up at a party he was explicitly told he wasn't invited to, she asked him to go get her and her friends some booze. He did, close to $200 worth. Once he handed it over, she said "thanks, you can go now" and had one of the guys kick him out. This was in the days before social media, so he didn't have much of an audience, but she never heard from him again. The Sophie story reminded me of that incident. Mean? Yes, but you can argue the guy is being really rude and creepy by not respecting the fact she wasn't interested, and that she was at her wits' end.