If I dated a guy for three years, lived with him for two of them, and then woke up one morning to discover he'd ghosted me, I'd probably fantasise about getting some hilarious form of revenge.
If you're thinking "okay, but people don't ghost after three years of dating," this guy's post on Ask a Manager will make you think again.
After reading it, I think you'll agree that "conundrum" is the understatement of the century.
Over a decade ago, the employee in question wasn't ready to settle down with his girlfriend, "Sylvia," and he just didn't know how to handle the "different expectations" they had from their relationship. So, he did what any reasonable person would do: "Over the Christmas break, while she was visiting her family, I simply moved out and left the country. I took advantage of the fact that I accepted a job in other country and did not tell her about it. I simply wanted to avoid being untangled in a break-up drama," he explained.
But wait, it gets better: He opined that "Sylvia was rather emotional and became obsessed with the relationship, tracking me down, even causing various scenes with my parents and friends." I mean, I'd probably ask around a bit too if a guy I'd been dating for three years just up and left the country.
Proving that karma is indeed alive and well, he's now working at an international school and Sylvia was "forgotten history." That is, until his current boss resigned and Sylvia was hired as the replacement.
"I have no idea what to do and how to deal with this mess," he continued, adding that in addition to the fact that he'll be reporting to his ex (I don't think I'll ever be able to stop LOLing about this), "it is clear this will be embarrassing." (We agree with him on this point.)
"I am not in a position to find another job at present. There are no other international schools so finding another job in this country is not an option. Even finding a job elsewhere is not possible on such a short notice," the ghoster continued. "These jobs usually open for school terms so I have to stay put for few months. But more importantly, I am happy and settled here so do not want to move. To make the situation worse, the expat community here is very small and tightly knit so teachers also socialise a lot."
So needless to say, he needs "some suggestions" about how to handle this situation.
He concluded by stating the obvious: "I understand that this would not have happened if I did not ghost her back then, but I cannot do anything about it now."
Cue the smallest violin ever.
This is indeed quite the conundrum for the guy who ghosted after three years of dating, but it's gotta be the sweetest revenge ever for Sylvia.
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