People cheat for all sorts of reasons, and most of them usually stink. Long-term relationships can be a messy and difficult business, because not everyone ends up with their "soulmate" or that person who makes you feel like you're pooping rainbows all of the time.
So for the rest of us who don't hit the lottery, we've got to put some work into it and that means working on ourselves. And confronting those uncomfortable bits about our personalities is a tall order. Do we go deeper into that and work on our personalities while striving to make our relationship with that loved one thrive even when we're "bored" or things go "stale?" Or do we deflect the issue by hanging out with other people, maybe chat someone else up and/or cheat and convince ourselves that that "other thing" is better?
Most people won't pick the more difficult/rewarding choice and work like crazy to make their relationship fly or realize that it's not meant to be. They'll cheat like this dude, in whatever capacity. And there's something about cheaters or bad S.O.'s who always want to talk their exes as a form of therapy, as if that's their job or something.
It's not. So this 19-year-old woman decided that if she was going to waste her time talking to her former BF, that she was going to get compensated for it.
Toni Osborne, like anyone who's had to deal with a cheating, annoying, insistent ex, was feeling a bit fed up. So instead of just blocking the dude and forgetting about him, she decided to get some payback for all of the pain he caused her, by asking him to fork over one hundred British pounds into her account ($130).
Now when an ex says that they'll "do anything" for a chance to talk with you, then that "anything" quickly turns to, "Well, what I meant to say was..." the second they're pressed. But to this dude's credit, he actually meant what he said.
Once she asked him for the cash, he sent it to her without hesitation, and she's got the screenshots to prove it.
Judging from the ongoing FaceTime call that's going on up top on her screen, it looks like Toni made good on her end of the bargain as well.
Some people weren't too happy with what Toni's methods, saying that she was taking advantage of someone who was clearly not in a good emotional state. But she wanted to reinforce the idea that the money was fair and just compensation for all the torment she went through.
Naturally, it being the internet, people began questioning Toni's motives, and postulated that he wasn't a cheating ex. She's just someone who ripped someone off and she created an entire narrative behind the whole thing to come out looking like the good guy.
That's easy to write off, however, not when it comes from someone who claims to know her and her group of friends. Yikes.
If Cass is correct, then it would make sense that Toni's so quick to grab some money from this dude. According to this anime-faced Twitter user's profile, Toni almost gets off on robbing this young man of her money and it looks like she's enjoying that dynamic of their relationship again.
Toni hasn't responded to any of Cass' claims online, which, in my opinion only makes her look guilty.
Who do you believe in situation? If Cass is right, I think it's kind of disgusting that she's taking advantage of a lovesick person like that. But then again, maybe this will help the dude wake the heck up and realize she isn't worth his time.
Or maybe Toni's telling the truth, and if she is, well then, good for her.