A bullied young woman who was called 'Manbeast' when she was a schoolgirl got revenge on her tormentor in sweet and spectacular fashion.
Louisa Manning, 22, was harassed for years at school by a group who called her fat and said she had 'disgusting hairy legs'.
But after going to Oxford University and blossoming she coincidentally ended up at the same ball as her former tormentor – who asked her out on a date.
Louisa agreed, though it wasn't longing she had in her heart – but revenge.
On the date night in question, she turned up early to the restaurant where they planned to meet and left this note with a waitress, written on the back of a picture of herself when she was 12.
In the note, which she shared on her Facebook page, she wrote: "Hey 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 after 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 that's the one who stood you up. Louisa."
Revenge is, indeed, a dish best served cold!
To be fair to the bully, though, he took his punishment like a man.
After being stood up, he wrote to Louisa on Facebook, saying: "Hey... For what it's worth, I was actually here looking for a chance to meet up 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 it didn't happen, but I hope you believe me when I say I'm a 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 I hope you have every success you deserve."
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