Revenge Is Sweet: A School Bully Asked Out His Victim Eight Years Later, And She Thought Up A Perfect Response
September 5, 2018 16:03 By Fabiosa
Why do children get bullied?
Bullying remains a common problem in schools everywhere in the world. Despite efforts to stop it, this phenomenon persists, as adults don’t always see it happening and bullying victims are often too afraid to tell their parents and teachers about their situation.
Bullies pick their victims based on appearance, character, and social status. They often assume their victims can’t stand up for themselves. Sometimes, it eventually turns out that they are horribly mistaken.
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Louisa Manning’s story: how she stood up to her school bully years later
When Louisa Manning was 12, she was bullied mercilessly. Guys in her class picked on her because of her weight and called her ugly names, such as “man-beast.”
The girl’s self-esteem took a hit and she lost confidence. She started eating very little, trying to lose weight to stop the bullying.
Fast forward to eight years later, and Louisa is a good-looking young woman and student at Oxford.
One of Louisa’s school bullies saw her and couldn’t resist her charm. He worked up the courage to ask her out.
The young woman was flabbergasted. The guy who tormented her in school had the nerve to ask her out on a date. Really? Although Louisa didn’t want to go, she said “yes” and got a sweet revenge.
They agreed to meet at a restaurant, and Louisa came there early. No, she didn’t stay until the guy showed up. Instead, she left her old picture and a note which ended with this:
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.
Speaking to BuzzFeed, Louisa said the guy got the note and later wrote her an apology on Facebook. She didn’t expect it, but it certainly made her feel good!
Louisa wrote a post on Facebook about the whole experience (which she has since deleted), but here are some of the comments she received:
A few other stories of sweet revenge
On a popular subreddit r/AskReddit, people shared their own stories about how they got revenge on their school bullies. Here are some of them:
So, what is the best revenge? We think it's doing great in life which shows bullying didn't break you! But, as some of these stories show, there may be no need for any revenge. If a bully is genuinely remorseful about his actions in the past, it’s best to bury the hatchet.