Contrary to popular opinion, prom season is not the most wonderful time of the year (unless you’re this girl), and one teen had an even worse time of it than most.
Maria Panchal is a high school senior from Colorado, and a week before prom, her boyfriend of nearly a year broke up with her, with no respect for her carefully-selected dress, limo plans, or the money she had already sunk into prom-prep (Yes, I’m editorializing.) Then, he asked for the $95 he spent on her prom ticket BACK.
Panchal hadn’t heard from her ex-boyfriend since the day he broke up with her, and she discovered the reason he was demanding a full refund was so he could accompany someone else to prom.
Sounds like you dodged a bullet there, girl.
Still, Panchal decided to be the bigger person and go high à la Michelle Obama. She paid her ex back every cent… all 9,500 of them, in pennies, placed them into glass jars, and left them on his doorstep.
She then documented her antics on Twitter.
“My ex of 11 months dumped me a week before prom and he asked for his money back to go to another prom,” she tweeted in a quickly-viral tweet Buzzfeed discovered. “Here’s every cent of your $95. Have fun at prom :)” she wrote on a note attached to the jars.
Her tweet has been retweeted over 60,000 times, with many viewers suggesting their own plots for revenge.
Panchal told Teen Vogue she wanted to “harmlessly mess” with him. And in case you were wondering, she’s still going to prom. She found another date.
*blows on nails*