170. The Facebook Message

Maria received a Facebook notification on her mobile , which says: "You have a new message from ." Maria didn't know any Jimmy except an ex-boyfriend years ago. Maria opened the message and sure it was from the man she dated a time ago.

"You should Google me and see I've been up to," the message said. Maria the message was strange, but out of curiosity, typed in Jimmy's full name in the Google bar. She saw pictures of him and a of articles. The articles were about him filing divorce from his wife who was a high teacher in New York City. She had been of having an affair with one of her . She had been fired and was facing criminal . She had a daughter with Jimmy, a successful .

"Is your mind blown?" Jimmy wrote in a Facebook message after a while. Maria didn't know she should respond. Why was he reaching out her after so many years? Did he want to know he was divorced so that they date again? Maria decided to play along. "Yes, mind is blown, and I hope things have down for you and your daughter," Maria typed. didn't respond that night. Maria thought it would the last time she heard from Jimmy.

A later Maria received another Facebook notification. It was message from Jimmy. "I was hoping that you have time in your busy schedule to see ," the message read. Maria hesitated. When they stopped years ago it was because Jimmy had written cruel message to her. Should she give him chance?





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