If you have ever had a bully in your life, you realize how much it can impact you on a personal level.
The harsh words and, sometimes actions, can stick with you and haunt you for years.
When you are bullied, you rarely ever forget the torment. That was what Louisa Manning experienced when she was 12-years-old. She was bullied for her weight and her classmates constantly called her ‘manbeast’ and ‘hairy’.
As a result of the bullying, Louisa had a lack of confidence and even suffered from eating disorders. In the end, however, she was about to overcome her issues and grow into a beautiful one.
That is when she had a very satisfying event took place. You are going to love this.
One of the boys that used to bully her asked her out on a date. As you can imagine, Louisa was pretty upset about it.
The 22-year-old was now attending Oxford University and ran into the bully at a university ball. He looked for her on Facebook
This was the height of irony since he used to torment her and call her ‘ugly’ when she was in grade school.
“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.”
Was she going to simply call the man out and explain how much he hurt her back then? No, she was about to get petty.
Her revenge was about to come in the most amazing way. She accepted his invitation and said she would meet him at a restaurant.
“My gut instinct was to say no. But then I realized what a brilliant opportunity it was, and after bouncing ideas off a friend for a few hours, we came up with an idea,” Louisa said.
She didn’t go through with the date. She got there early and handed the waitress a picture of her younger self and the note to hand over to the former bully.
Her note said:
“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 fuckable 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. – Louisa.”
All I have to say is, “IN YOUR FACE”!
One thing she didn’t think of is that sometimes, people do grow up and mature.
She was surprised when she received an apology from the former bully after the picture and note were shared on Facebook.
Even so, she still wasn’t happy.
“I was shocked, I actually got an apology,” she said. “It’s 10 years too late and really if he’d intended to apologize he should have done so when I bumped into him last weekend rather than asking me out for dinner first, but it’s still an apology and it’s still amazing I got one.”