Is ‘Honest Sally’ Not So Honest? Mike’s Story [AUDIO]
If you've been following the saga of "Honest Sally," the mysterious sign that was hung up over 195 in New Bedford asking her to call Mike, then you've probably become just as invested in the situation as I am.
For the last week, I have been digging around the depths of the internet looking for either Mike or Sally with only the smallest grain of information and clues. Countless hours were flying by and I was just about to give up until one Facebook message lead me to the sign company that created Mike's banner. From there, it was as if fate took over and lo and behold, I found Mike.
After finally connecting with Mike through a quick phone call, he had agreed to come on Fun 107 and tell his story.
He was very happy that we took an interest in what he had to say and I don't blame him. What better way to get your story across to thousands of people here on the SouthCoast than being on the radio?
The time had come to get Mike onto Michael and Maddie so he could take the floor. Take a listen if you missed it:
If that was the first time you've had the chance to hear what Mike had to say, I can 100 percent understand if you need a minute to process the story.
For months, Mike was (and still is) emotionally attached to this mysterious Sally person who he has never met nor even seen. We told him that she was playing cat-and-mouse games, but Mike was totally fine with that. As a matter of fact, he claimed he enjoys it.
From what I've gathered from Mike's story, and there is a lot going through my mind, it seems as though this local love story has come to an end. I really do hate to admit that, especially after all the work I put into finding Mike, but that's just the thing – I truly believe that there is no Sally.
It's heartbreaking, really.
Here's a guy who is willing to bend over backward for just a conversation with someone he met online, someone he felt a strong connection with and is now just looking for some type of closure.
Some of you may think that he is taking it way too far and I don't disagree entirely, but I also can appreciate his persistence and yes, love can make people do crazy things, like set up a ladder in the middle of a busy highway.
I've spoken to a few people who personally know Mike and they all said the same thing, that he's harmless.
Don't forget that he is a little older and his views of life are much different than the younger generation. He's someone who knows the fine line between sleeping with someone and sleeping with someone you love (to borrow from Tim McGraw's song "Humble and Kind"). Times have changed and so has the world of dating.
Did Mike go a little too far in his search for Sally? I'd say so, but I don't see anything malicious in it. He was left in the dark for months and to be quite frank, it's very possible that Mike got "catfished," an awful trend that's all too common these days.
So as the sun sets on Mike's banner on Route 195, so has this love story.
It's not the ending I was hoping for and I'm sure a lot of people are a little disappointed in the fact that Sally was not found, but perhaps that's the way this was supposed to end. If everything happens for a reason, then I say move on, Mike. Go back to being mkfish04 on the Plenty of Fish app, because there truly are plenty of fish in the sea, and I know you'll find some who is much more honest with you than supposedly "Honest" Sally.