In a tumblr called The Last Message Received, you can read all the texts that are haunting people's cell phones from folks they loved, or tried to love, at some point in their lives. Some are really sad, some are funny, some are clear cut examples of "ghosting," but all of them will make you think of all the people you never really got to say a proper goodbye to. If you still have a chance, pick up the phone and say "hello." Or just read these selections and shake your head at how rude folks are these days:
1. The shirt.
We dated for a year, I was totally in love with him but he was emotionally and mentally unstable and abusive, and I was too as retaliation. This is the last conversation we had over text. I found his shirt and wanted to give it back to him so I asked him to come get it so I could apologize and return it, except my best friend knew it would be horrible for me to do that so she took it before he could come. He showed up and I asked him to be friends, but he said no- probably because he knew I was still in love with him and he was dating the girl he cheated on me with.
2. The empty promise.
Last year he told me that he wanted to be with me and that he loved me. Less than a month later he found a new girlfriend and he’s ignored me ever since.
3. The drunk goodbye.
He and I have a long history. The last time we talked, we were both drunk and he said he was still in love with me. But I don’t love him anymore. I told him I’d talk to him when we were sober. I haven’t spoken to him since.
4. The straight shooter.
I invited him to come watch my play every day for a month and he always said he was gonna come because that’s what friends do, but then he didn’t show up. I asked him why and this is what I got.
5. The ghost.
He never replied and I have no idea why.
6. The monster from hell!!
7. Captain Obvious.
my ex, who I was still friendly with at the time, after I walked in on him and my best friend sleeping together
8. The single syllable.
After 5 years of friendship, I always thought he was going to be the one I ended up with, but I guess things just didn’t turn out that way. It’s crazy to think about all those conversations and memories came to end in one single word, “No”.
9. The deleted identity.
10. The poet.
How could you not respond to that?!