Listen, it happens. Some of us ghost on stuff we don’t wanna do and people we’re not into from time to time: Tinder messages, drinks sometime with that middle school “friend” you ran into again, your own wedding the day of, hey, whatever! Maybe, like this one stranger from Pennsylvania, you’ve ghosted on something for 44 long years.
The Associated Press reports that someone has paid a parking ticket from 1974 in Minersville, Pennsylvania. “Police Department received a letter last week with $5 and a note inside. The return address was ‘Feeling guilty, Wayward Road, Anytown, Ca,’” the report reads, and a note included read “I’ve been carrying this ticket around for 40 plus years. Always intending to pay. Forgive me if I don’t give you my info.” The mystery figure “Dave” paid the parking ticket, then $2, with an added $3 interest even though the ticket would technically be $20, according to the AP.
Well isn’t that just lovely! I say, let this person who ghosted for four decades on a parking ticket inspire you to reach out to someone or something you’ve ghosted on. Don’t lie to me, you’ve done it. Water your plants, call your grandma, finally text Marissa and let her know that you were just really swamped that weekend for the camping trip a few weeks ago and totally meant to tell her that you couldn’t go but you forgot even though she had bought all those camping supplies, and then it got too late and you just hope she didn’t decide to go alone because that area of the national park is really dangerous, there’s rabid coyotes everywhere, and is she still alive and can she just, like, forgive you? Marissa? Marissa, hello?