Louisa Manning is getting her fifteen minutes of fame for doing what every girl who has ever been made fun of by some heartless jerk wants to do: She grew up pretty, got invited on a date by the guy, and stood him up.
Louisa Manning told Buzzfeed that the guy in question had called her names, including “Manbeast” back in 8th grade. But now she’s all grown up.
Recently she bumped into the guy and he asked her out.
“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 said, “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.”
Manning accepted the guy’s invitation. But then stood him up, and had a waiter deliver a note to him instead. She posted the whole thing to Facebook. It has since gone viral.
Hey [name omitted],
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***able 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.
The great thing is, the guy apologized. In a Facebook message, he wrote.
"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 apologize 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.”
Louisa Manning officially wins at life for doing that. Ultimate revenge and showing up a shallow dick for what he is.
— Tom Ellis (@Elstro1988) December 6, 2014
Lessons? Perhaps “revenge is a dish best served cold”. Or “we often were stupid when we were younger”. http://t.co/ykudfXknnj
— Howard Monroe (@radiomonroe) December 6, 2014