Girl Asked Out By School Bully Stands Him Up By Writing Amazing Letter
From the age of 12 Louisa Manning was bullied about her weight among other things. She was cruelly nicknamed ‘Manbeast’ and it led to a severe dip in her self confidence.
Since then she has successfully graduated from Oxford University, and at the age of 22 has grown into an intelligent, beautiful young woman. Eight years after her unpleasant school experiences she was approached by one of the bullies and asked on a date. She agreed, but later decided against going. She wrote a note on the back of a photo of herself from when she was younger and asked the waitress to give it to the guy in question when he turned up.
The note read:
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**kable 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.
Now that is what you call revenge.
“I was pretty pissed off he asked me out, to be honest,” she said. “It really made me angry that now I’m attractive, he instantly wants to jump into bed with me.”
“My gut instinct was to say no,” she continued, “but then I realised what a brilliant opportunity it was, and after bouncing ideas off a friend for a few hours, we came up with an idea.”
The bloke in question reached out to Louisa on Facebook to apologise:
“Hey… For what it’s worth, I was actually here to meet up looking for a chance to meet up looking to make friends, not because you are very good looking. I guess I had it coming though, and certainly don’t blame you for standing me up.
I can’t change who I was 8 years ago, and I won’t insult your intelligence by pretending that it didn’t happen, but I hope you believe me when I say I’m a completely different person now. I can only apologise and wish you the very best. I guess I won’t hear from you again but I mean it when I say that I hope you have every success you deserve.”
It’s fair to say it seems like he’s done a fair bit of growing himself. What do you think?