An Angry Starbucks Customer, A Cheating Ex-Husband, 19 Other People Who Deserved These Moments Of Petty Revenge
"I cleaned the toilet with his toothbrush."
1. This pumpkin destroyer:
2. This minor charge:
"Went to a restaurant for brunch. Upon receiving my bill I noticed a $3 charge for table linen. As I was leaving, I folded up the tablecloth. The waiter asked, 'What are you doing?' I said, 'I paid for it; I’m taking it home.' And I did."
3. These dirty dishes:
"Had a roommate who would cook huge meals but never washed the dishes. We were a house of six, so the five of us would constantly get on her about at least using the dishwasher. One day, she cooks a huge meal and then leaves for the weekend — LEAVING THE LEFTOVERS OUT ON THE STOVE AND TWO SINKS FULL OF DISHES. So, one of my roommates calls me at work to warn me about the situation at home. When I got home, I took every pot, pan, dish, fork, and piled them on her bed. She came back two days later. Never had a problem again."
4. These wild partiers:
5. This demanding ex-husband:
"My now ex-husband told me when he wanted a divorce that I wasn't worth fighting for. This was right before he left me penniless borrowing money for food. He didn't leave for two weeks and got pissed when I wasn't still doing his laundry. I cleaned the toilet with his toothbrush."
6. This surprise at work:
"When I was a kid, I used to put underwear in the pockets and work bag of my parent whenever I was scolded. Petty delight, but now I feel bad for involving her work stuff because I know that all the hard work is for me."
7. This broken TV:
8. This forgetful husband:
"My husband was being a king-sized a** one day, and every time I asked him to help me do something, he wouldn't do it and would claim 'he forgot' while playing Call of Duty all night. I was cleaning his car out after a trip and found my daughter's dirty diaper on the floor in the backseat. I 'forgot' it out there. Brand new car smelled like a dumpster. 😈"
9. This ice-cold ex:
"My ex had been cheating on me the entire five years we were together. I was young and dumb, thought he would clean up his act. The final straw was when one night, he came home and fell asleep on the couch. One of his stores had caught fire recently, and another had been robbed, so he was working 16+ hour days. His phone went off, and I checked it, just to make sure it wasn’t important, so he could sleep or to know if I should wake him up. Nudes. Dumped a bucket of ice-cold water on him, kicked him out into a snowstorm, and proceeded to cut out all the pockets of all the pants in his wardrobe. All the utility pockets, all the back pockets — all of them were cut out. Idgaf."
10. This lunch thief:
11. These spam emails:
"I had a terrible roommate who was once my best friend (long story). When she finally moved out, I used her email to sign up for all the gym email newsletters/notifications and Zillow listings."
12. This aftershave:
"My husband of 28 years suddenly had new clothes and aftershave at Christmas. I asked him where they came from, and he hedged on his answer. Shortly after, I found out he was having an affair, and I told him to leave. When he was packing, I went in the bathroom, took the aftershave, peed in it, and then put it back in his bag. I know it’s petty, but after 30 years my friends and I still laugh! He never found out. I hope his girlfriend enjoyed my scent!"
13. These noisy roommates:
"I had a roommate in college that would blare their TV and talk loudly on speakerphone well into the night. I was young and scared to confront them about it, but after a semester, I had had enough. One time, before going out, I put my speakers up against our shared wall and blasted Enya’s "Only Time" on endless repeat. I also locked my door so they couldn’t come in to turn it off. I got back around 3 a.m."
14. This hairless cheater:
15. This tailgator:
"This guy in an El Camino was aggressively tailgating me in the slow lane — on the highway. Traffic was light so he could have passed easily. I’m in a SUV. I see metal debris in the road ahead of me; I know I can clear it and do. He wasn’t so lucky."
16. This petty mix-up:
"One time, my husband pissed me off over something that I can’t even remember now, so my petty revenge was to take all of his black socks (the only color he wears) and intentionally mismatch every single pair when I folded them. Crew socks with knee high, ankles with dress socks, etc. It was the gift that kept on giving. 😆"
17. These missing labels:
"My brother did something to his annoy his then girlfriend. So, she took the labels off all his canned food/tins in the cupboards. Are you opening a tin of beans? Or a tin of tomato sauce? Or cat food? Kinda hilarious."
18. This entitled boss:
19. This license plate:
"My coworker had been bad-mouthing me and trying to get me fired from my job, so when she told my friend she was getting a personalized plate for her car, I bought what she was trying to put on it just so she couldn’t have the license plate."
20. This fowl play:
"I caught my flatmate telling lies about me to some mutual friends. I made plans to move out the next month. In the meantime, she went out of town for a week and left her car parked in its usual spot in the parking lot. I threw birdseed on it every morning and evening, so when she came home, the birds wouldn't leave her car alone."
21. And finally, this Starbucks customer:
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