We’ve all got a weird ex. You know the one.

Have they ever posted you your underwear though? That’s what happened to one woman after her fling came to an abrupt end.

She thought nothing of it, until she received a pair of knickers in the post from a man she had been dating. Thing is, they broke up over a year ago.

Melissa Parnaby, from London, was rather surprised when she received the underwear.

It was posted to her in a brown envelope without a note. To add insult to injury, Melissa had to pay the £2 postage herself.

She told Tyla: “We matched on Tinder after I moved to London and ended up seeing each other on and off. It ended because I developed feelings and wanted things to go further, whereas he wanted to keep it casual.

“He started messing with my feelings so I tried to finish it a few times but eventually it came to a final end in January last year.

“Six months later I got a random Snapchat from him, saying ‘oh I’ve still got your pants, do you want them back?’ with a wink face, I couldn’t believe it!

“I just said, ‘that’s really f***boyish’ and told him to keep them, and also thought, what has he been doing with them for this long?!

“I didn’t think he was even being legit, I thought it was just a way for him to get me over so I just told him how I felt about what he had said.”

He sent the messages to Melissa six months ago and she moved house since.

Her former flatmate messaged her to say she had a parcel that needed postage, so she was understandably confused.

An Unpleasant Surprise

“I thought it was something from Depop at first,” she recalls.

“So I paid the postage and when I opened the parcel I was just in complete shock. I actually screamed; it was the last thing I ever expected. I knew immediately they were from him – the message he had sent stuck with me as it was a bit emotional at the time

“There wasn’t a note. I don’t even remember the pants, for all they know they could be someone else’s. It was so long ago! I think he must just be really bored in lockdown.”

“I can’t believe he made me pay for postage, last time I spoke to him I didn’t even have a job so for all he knows I could still be unemployed! Also, I haven’t seen him for over a year and he must have my address written down somewhere? It’s so odd, just nothing for six months and then a creepy reminder he’s still there.”

“I haven’t messaged, my friends have just said ignore him, I don’t know why he didn’t just throw them out?!”

How strange.

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