It’s important to give out little acts of kindness, particularly when it comes to strangers — unless, of course, your “act of kindness” involves completely dissolving a stranger’s relationship.
An anonymous and honest do-gooder who goes by “Lye” (because life is just cosmically hilarious like that) decided to step in on another couple’s life when he noticed compelling “evidence” to suggest that the pregnant wife/girlfriend in the relationship was perhaps being unfaithful.
He describes the situation on Facebook, which, naturally, transpired at a baseball game:
I was at the Detroit Lions game today when I noticed this woman who looked 8 months pregnant in a seat in front of me texting a man messages like “I wish I was with you all day” and “I will see you as soon as I’m done with him.” She kept hiding her phone every time her partner put his arm around her or reached in to talk to her. So being the man that I am I couldn’t help it…I had to write him a little note and on his way out after the game was done, I simply waited for him to exit and stopped in front of his woman and handed him a piece of paper and said “I don’t know you and you don’t know me, read this when you get home, trust me.”
He looked at me confused and said “okay.” And that was it, idk what happened after and I was a little tipsy but I don’t care, it felt good. I hate fake people.
The note about the “fake person” in question read:
Hey bro, I don’t know you and you don’t know me. When you get home check your girls phone. She’s been texting “Jason” saying she wishes she had been with him all day! Take care wish you the best Happy Thanksgiving and #Chive On!
(If you were unaware, ‘Chive On’ is a reference to Berry’s brother site, theCHIVE.)
The random note is all well and good — but it feels vaguely like shit-stirring, considering this stranger dropped a potential bomb on a relationship which he knows nothing about. While the incident seems like a prime example of fraternal bonding, there is something to be said for minding your own business, particularly if you’re outside of the loop. Suppose the wife/girlfriend in question is in a physically or emotionally-abusive relationship, and this “kind” note succeeded in setting off her partner? Suppose the woman wasn’t even cheating, but was texting a terminally-ill family member? (Kind of a stretch, but just go with me, here).
The point is, nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors, and it really isn’t a stranger’s place to interpret a relationship’s shortcomings.
For the record, Lye apparently told Mad World News that he isn’t apologetic about inserting himself into the situation.”I don’t regret a d*mn thing, well except the fact that I didn’t leave anything for him to be able to contact me on.”
But, let’s be honest — if he received any sort of contact from the man in question, it would probably be “Mind your own f*cking business, bro.”