Nick Lutz says the four-page apology note, handwritten on lined white notebook paper, appeared under the windshield wiper of his truck last winter.
It came from an ex-girlfriend whom he had blocked by phone and on social media. She wanted to say she was sorry, and took some liberties with spelling and grammar in the process.
Lutz, still feeling betrayed from the breakup, saw an opportunity.
Like a teacher grading a paper, he took a bright red pen and savaged it, correcting mistakes and leaving commentary in the voice of a perturbed copy editor. Lutz assigned her a grade, a "D-" and wrote that he would accept "revision for half credit."