Ghosting is when someone you've been dating ceases to communicate with you. They don't respond to your texts, especially the ones asking, "Hey, what happened to you?" And you definitely never see that person again. It's almost as if they were dead, or, you know, a ghost.
As bad as ghosting is - and we wouldn't wish ghosting upon our worst enemy - there's something even worse than ghosting. As bad as non-committal behavior is already, there are ways that it can be worse. Like zombie apocalypse-level worse.
It's called "zombieing" and it's worse than encountering a gaggle of the walking undead. Literally, fighting off monsters who are trying to eat your brains is much, much better than getting zombied. Because at least if the zombie kills you, you don't have to live with the emotional pain of being zombied.
All of a sudden, the other person will lose interest in you. It happens. You're an adult. You should be able to deal with it, right? But it never doesn't suck when someone you like stops liking you back.
Right at the moment when you're ready to move on, they come back and won't let you. It's like your heart is a ball, and they've tied a string around it and turned it into their own personal ping-pong paddle. It's almost as if they can sense when you're done with the whole thing, then use that moment to pounce.
They wont acknowledge that they disappeared. It'll be as if nothing ever happened, and it wasn't a whole two months since their last text. And the worst part of it is, if you ask them what happened, they'll make up some excuse. They'll always say they were "busy." Busy doing what? Ghosting you??
Being zombied is worse than being ghosted. When you get ghosted, at least you get a chance to forget the other person. They slowly fade away from your memories and out of your heart. With zombieing, they aggressively come back to chase you...much like actual zombies.