It might be hard to recall at this point, but there was a time when you would never hear the word "ghost" used as a verb. And if you did hear someone say that they had been "ghosted," you might think it means they just found out they've actually been a ghost this whole time. Of course, now we hear "ghosted" all the time, knowing it means having a date stand you up or having a romantic interest suddenly cut off all contact with no explanation. If you've ever been on the receiving end of being ghosted, you know how frustrating that can be.
This is Victoria, an Uber driver in Florida. She recently shared an epic story on Twitter about being ghosted. In this case, she was neither the ghoster nor the ghostee, but somehow was at the center of a true adventure. Here's her story.
The story starts with Victoria picking up a woman in her Uber, only to find out she flew into Florida from Texas in order to meet a guy. However, when she got there, the guy totally blew her off. To help her out, "I did what I would want someone to do for me. I invited her to hang out" with herself and her friends.
Victoria added that the woman had been alone in her hotel for two whole days, because this guy she flew in to see would not get back to her. But now she would get to actually have a good time on this trip that was starting to seem like a complete waste. And it was all thanks to the randomness of getting the right Uber driver.
Victoria next added, "My friends and I offered to jump the guy for her but she politely declined." In this case, not resorting to violence was probably for the best. A night out is a lot more fun when nobody ends up in jail.
Victoria went on to reveal more of the guy's backstory. Apparently, when he did go to her hotel, he asked where he could park his car so that nobody would recognize his car. He said it's because he was worried his coach at Florida State would see his car, but it all sounded just a bit suspicious.
Victoria eventually shared a photo of herself and her new friend, and revealed her name is Leah. "She's super sweet and charming and I'm about to show her a good time," she said. And so their adventure was about to begin.
Victoria reported that Leah's emotions where "everywhere," but she was letting it all out on her adventure with new friends. After stage diving and having a few drinks, maybe it will all be out of her system. She's probably forgotten all about that guy who ditched her, right?
Instead, it appear that the alcohol gave Leah the courage to call him and confront him once and for all. Victoria reported that the guy was giving one excuse after another, and none of them were very believable. So Victoria finally stepped in herself.
Victoria got on the phone with the guy as well so she could hear his excuses first hand. Victoria also coaches tennis, so the guy tried to relate to her as athlete himself, saying, "I'm in the same boat as you are." She responded by telling him, "I heard that you didn't even play this season, how are we in the same boat?"
Finally, Leah's night was over and safely back at her hotel. Victoria even reported that she'd be driving her to the airport the very next morning. In this case, we're guessing she was driving as a friend, not as an Uber driver.
Victoria appeared to be true to her word, and posted this final tweet about the tale complete with photos from the night out. It looks like Leah was able to make the most out of a bad situation, thanks to an assist from an Uber-driver-turned-friend. But some questions still remained unanswered.
There's plenty of details about this story that we still don't know for sure. Was this a guy that Leah knew in real life, or someone she was talking to online? Is he really an athlete at FSU? Is he an impostor who was catfishing her? We need answers?
So far, Victoria hasn't provided any additional info about Leah's story, or if they've kept in touch. But even if they never happen to speak again, Victoria still offered a great pick-me-up to a stranger in need of a good time. And perhaps that's the main takeaway from this story.
"You never know how you can make someone’s day, month, or year just by asking them how they are," Victoria said in an interivew with Refinery29. "I don’t think I did anything super admirable." However, if you've ever been ghosted by somebody, you just might beg to differ.