Former bullies never really notice the scars they leave on the people they tormented as kids. In some cases, victims carry the emotional scars for many years even after the taunting has ended. Unfortunately, there have even been cases where victims have succumbed to the torment and have taken their own lives. But, one woman recently got even with a guy who bullied her for years.
According to Buzzfeed, a woman named Louisa Manning was quite surprised when her former bully asked her out on a date. Although she gladly accepted the invitation, it definitely wasn’t for the purpose of enjoying a romantic evening. She simply wanted to settle the score by getting even.
So, on the night of their planned date, she was nowhere to be found. However, she did leave him a note with the waiter.
Here’s what her note said:
Hey [Name Obscured],
So sorry I can’t join you tonight.
Remember year 8, when I was fat and you made fun of my weight? No? I do – I spent the following three years eating less than an apple a day. So I’ve decided to skip dinner.
Remember the monobrow you mocked? The hairy legs you were disgusted by? Remember how every day for three years, you and your friends called me Manbeast? No perhaps you don’t – or you wouldn’t have seen how I look eight years later and deemed me f******* enough to treat me like a human being.
I thought I’d send you this as a reminder. Next time you think of me, picture that girl in this photo, because she’s the one who just stood you up.
Following her “plot for revenge,” she shared details about the incident via Facebook and Twitter. Needless to say, many viewers were so shocked by her powerful letter that it immediately began circulating around the network. Now, the letter has gone viral with more than 19,000 likes and nearly 900 shares.
A guy who bullied me at school then asked me out for dinner was given this by a waiter last night. pic.twitter.com/3Ffpqez2tj
— Louisa Manning (@xo_louisa_ox) December 5, 2014
On TV!! https://t.co/dVwkdkYyiD
— Louisa Manning (@xo_louisa_ox) December 6, 2014
While many viewers agreed that the bully got what he deserved, there were some who felt Louisa went a bit too far.
“Well worth waiting 8 years to do that and I highly commend you for the logical and reasoned way in which you penned your letter. He and others hurt you deeply but you are over them now. You are better than them and I wish you all the best in your life. You are a star.”
“I have mixed feelings about how this was handled. Revenge is a slippery slope, if this was her solution, it’s fine. However I would have personally liked to see the look on his face when I handed him the photo…”
“You should be ashamed of yourself!!!! didnt your mother ever teach you that two wrongs dont make a right? not that bullying is good but at least he was young and stupid however you are an adult and should know better…..NO EXCUSE!!!!”
“He may have been a typical grade school jerk (and I say typical because yours is not some special case), but now you’re just being petty. There was no reason to post this on social media except to massage your ego from all the praise. And it’s clear you love the attention otherwise you wouldn’t continue to make all these posts public. A lot of bullies never grow up and refuse to formally say sorry, at least he had the humility to apologize.”
“I congratulate you for the way you handled this situation. It takes great courage to stand up to a bully no matter how long it takes. You had the last word. You were beautiful then and you are beautiful now. Blessing to you.”
Do you think Louisa’s letter to her former bully was harsh or did he get what he deserved? Share your thoughts.
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