Malign Hoover Campaign


For the forty-second day in a row you arrive at work and find that there is an offensive voicemail waiting for you.

“You left without paying and you will soon do so you fucking bitch. Nobody leaves without paying. Understand?”

You replace the handset and feel the sick sensation rising inside you again. Why does this keep happening. You do not recognise the voice, in fact is sounds somehow synthesised or distorted, no doubt to mask who it is. Notwithstanding this, you know where this message came from. All forty-two messages will be from the same source. The messages are always left on your work voicemail, never anywhere else. They are left at different times, always different times but at some point between 9pm and 6am, accordingly you are never at your desk when the message comes in. You would deactivate your voicemail but you need it and of course I know this. That is why the messages are always left there. You have changed your work telephone number three times and you really do not want to ask the infrastructure team to have to do it again. You saw the eye-rolling last time. It is not as if they cannot believe you, you have played the messages to them but you know what they are thinking.

“Deal with it, it is just some crank who will tire of it soon enough.”

Well six weeks have passed and there is no sign of tiring, no a sniff of fatigue. The messages are as savage and as vitriolic as usual. You changed the number but still the messages got through. Someone here is obviously telling me about the changes. Who could it be? Someone in the infrastructure team? Your secretary? Another colleague? So many potential suspects but then you always did wonder why I took such an interest in meeting so many people from where you worked. So many people to choose from, to recruit, to ensure one or more has become a lieutenant and ready to assist me in my work. It could anybody out of twenty people and you cannot go around accusing them without some concrete evidence. You can imagine the reaction if you did this and also the repercussions with human resources. This is another fact that we know and wish to exploit.

You tried to ignore the messages but after fourteen days of it, with the messages making threats about retribution and revenge you eventually confronted us. We pleaded innocence and told you that we would not do something like that. We looked shocked and concerned but then we would since you took a witness with you Still we enjoyed the fuel from you turning up at our door. We tried to get you to come in so we could discuss it further but you must have been alerted to the whine of the hoover as you stood firm. There is time yet. There is always time. We know that your defences can be breached. You just showed us this to be the case and therefore we will keep pressing, probing and looking for that opportune moment.

The messages tend to stick to a theme of punishing you and that is what makes you think it is me. You hoped your pleas on the fourteenth day went heeded, that even though we had denied it, you were on to us. The next morning you saw the red light flashing on your ‘phone indicating that you had a voicemail message from overnight. You toyed with getting someone else to listen but then it might be something else so you dialled the code and listened.

“Think you can stop the punishment do you? Never. You have sinned and you must atone.”

You sat down and began to cry as the words, each one spat out in a staccato style had their effect. You begged for a truce. Why would we agree to that when we know the effect that our words will be having on you. We may not be able to see you as you receive each one, every morning, but we know you well enough. We know you will be angered and then shocked and nervous, dreading accessing your voicemail box. We need not see your reaction. It is enough for us to know how you will be reacting and thus we achieve our aim of garnering fuel from you.

By the twenty-third day you had involved infrastructure in trying to trace where the call was coming from but they drew a blank. By the thirty-seventh day you had opted to call in her majesty’s finest to solve the problem. You had saved all the messages and handed over the audio file of this disembodied voice. You somehow managed to persuade the police to visit me and I was of course most co-operative and charming. I let them look through my call list on my mobile phone which had no evidence on it. I even produced evidence that demonstrated that I could not have made those calls even if I had wanted to on several of the nights in question and that convinced them that they were barking up the wrong tree. Of course they were, you do me a dis-service if you think I would get my hands dirty with this particular campaign. I have others to do this for me, to avoid detection and still I get to gather the fuel as I picture your frightened and shocked reaction as I still manage to penetrate your attempts to evade me.

You are wondering when it will end. Surely I will not keep this up forever? Surely I will move on to someone else and be preoccupied with them? I have someone else and they are far better than you but you still deserved to be tormented and tortured for your treachery and your deceit. You deserve to be punished. You think it must end soon. I know it won’t. Not while you continue to give me what I want. In addition, I know I have the ace up my sleeve that I can use the ending of this campaign as a way to bring you back into the fold. If you give you and me another chance, this can all stop can’t it? Make it go away by just accepting my terms and you can bring this campaign to an end. It is not time for that yet however. I feel no need to bring you back as my primary source. I have one in place, no thanks to your sudden treachery. No, there is much mileage in this malign hoovering for some time yet. This will not be ending soon.

18 thoughts on “Malign Hoover Campaign

  1. Susan says:

    Absolute freaks! They need locking up and the key throwing away, hopefully all narcissists will meet their maker at the eternal gates of hell, burning fire might make them repent!

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Hope misleads you.

  2. Erica Williams says:

    Well when we talked you didn’t bring this up but I’m thinking that is what I’m involved in. We just rounded 6 years of the none stop insults on social media. I haven’t responded. In January the offending account (iPPs) made comments that their mother died. I choose to say something nice instead of taking a shot as I probably should have, but it’s not me. Then it was radio silence , I even had no aggravation on my birthday which has never happen since this stated. Then he on his account states they are now married. And then it starts again from the iPPS account, which we both agreed was him. Is this a malign Hoover and why did it stop for a month then start up again with absolutely no response from me or any response since? Is it ever gonna end?

  3. Jenny says:

    What does a narcissist feel when his primary partner commits suicide?

    1. HG Tudor says:


  4. narc affair says:

    Ive never had a malign hoover like this but i could see particularly in a physically abusive relationship how itd be scary. If one of my exes did this by phone id probably just change my number as inconvenient as it would be itd alleviate the problem. It is considered stalking so im sure they could press charges if it was proven.

  5. Pbw says:

    I wish the Hoover never existed … today wad torment with a hoover… he always comes out a head and laughs anout it all… like it’s one big joke ….

  6. Alexissmith2016 says:

    Is there any particular school which is more likely to suffer this ? And is it more likely to be the IPPS who is on the recieving end? Thankfully I never have.

    1. Alexissmith2016 says:

      Not ‘suffer’, ‘use this’

    2. HG Tudor says:

      Greater and yes the IPPS is the one who is at the highest risk.

  7. Becky says:

    Yes, surely you will move on and I will only hear from you once in a great while, like the week after a major holiday whereby I will hang up on your calls to my work phone or ignore your knocks as you make an impromptu visit to my apartment. Thank goodness you found someone much better than me. It’s been a pleasure not hearing from you.

  8. Hope says:

    HG, if she maintained no contact, and did not approach him on the 14th day to provide fuel – would the calls have continued as long as they did?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      The Malice Obsessions was causing the Hoover Triggers, the HEC were being easily met. Her approach certainly lowered the Hoover Bar and therefore extended the campaign.

  9. Catherine says:

    That’s really a cruel and vicious behaviour. I’m thinking about this kind of sadistic streak in my ex tonight. I’m in therapy and I went through a two hour long session today. I still can’t sleep because of all the emotions it stirred in me. We were going through my childhood mostly and the by now quite obvious connection between those early years and my relationship came up.

    I really like and trust my therapist and she’s careful with labels, I’ve been seeing her for over three months now and she never tried to label anyone at all. I respect that; the people I speak about are not present, and I’ve steered clear of it as well because to me my ex was an abuser, no matter what kind of an abuser he was.

    But today she did bring it up; I think she wanted me to know. She told me that I should consider the fact that I grew up with narcissists around me; that both my grandmother and my mother had/have this personality disorder. And as for my ex; she would say he’s a narcissistic psychopath. The label of psychopath scared me really bad even though I’ve slowly arrived at the same conclusion myself realising there is something quite off, evil-minded and malicious about him. I’m not even sure of the difference of these two combined? disorders though, but my ex is very violent and aggressive; acting out as an ULN, but at the same time he’s malevolently scheming, planning, enjoying hurting others as well. I’m just confused I guess. Looking forward to more material on this HG.

  10. ANM says:

    the “ending of the campaign” is the narc wants you to become a slave and prostitute. It is better to suck up the malign hoovers and detach as much as possible

  11. Might you use this particular device to engender fear and paranoia with
    a current IPPS?

    I ask because when answering machines were fairly new, for about 3 months, someone would call and leave a message on the machine that I would get after work.These were left everyday that I worked, but not on other days.

    It was always a man, in a voice I didn’t know, reciting awful poems accusing me specifically of molesting teens and providing them with drugs.

    I had never done these things, and the voice kept insisting they had proof, and I would be arrested any day.

    My N just laughed at these and said somebody was having fun on my account, and that I never could know just who I should trust. But he would also hold me and tell me he would protect me.

    Now, years later, I bet he had something to do with it.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Indeed we would do so and you are correct, he will have had something to do with the recitals. It is extremely rare for someone to be chosen at random and subjected to such behaviour – those who engage in such behaviour do so with people they know and therefore have a reason for the behaviour, both in terms of a basis for doing it (the victim is regarded as needing to be punished) and also in terms of getting something from it (fuel for instance).

  12. H. says:

    The last week or two of contact, which was really rocky, he would send me texts with
    thinly veiled threats, like “keep my eyes open”.

    His last text was verbal abuse “You ugly F–king bitch.

    His description fits the low level Narc, so I think he is too lazy to go the extra distance to continue the abuse.

    At least I hope so.

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