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    16 Times People Got Revenge In The Pettiest Way Possible

    "This kid stole my water bottle. I opened it up and left it inside his backpack."

    When redditor u/trexradar87 asked, "What's your best/funniest personal example of petty revenge?" the internet poured in with their wildest — and pettiest — revenge stories. Here are some of the top-voted responses:

    1. This cheating ex:

    Someone holds a remote while watching TV
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    "My ex cheated on me with a married man. He now lives with her, and I still have the login for her DVR. So, I logged in, erased all her shows, then only recorded the show Cheaters. Petty, but it makes me laugh."


    2. This hilarious ad:

    "A guy at work pissed me off, so I placed this Craigslist ad with his phone number: 'Two free goats. Hablas español.' He spent the rest of the day getting calls every 15 minutes or so."


    3. This wet revenge:

    "This kid stole my water bottle. I opened it up and left it inside his backpack."


    4. This pissed-off brother:

    Bed sheets that are absolutely soaked
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    "When I was a kid, I had a bed-wetting problem. I'm not ashamed of this now, as thousands of other kids have had the same problems — at the time, however, this was humiliating. My younger brother started telling other kids around school how extensive the issue was. I was mortified.

    Even after our mother told him to knock it off, he continued. So, I decided to level the playing field. ... I stood over him as he slept one night and pissed on him. The next morning, my mom was horrified and wound up taking a call from my grandmother. 'I don't know what to do, now BOTH of them are pissing the bed,' she explained, clearly frustrated.

    After a few more times of 'framing' my brother as a bed-wetter, he completely stopped using my embarrassing problem as entertainment."


    5. This crushed lunch:

    "Someone in my office would always crush lunches with his gigantic lunch box. Either he ate bricks or lead — I don't know, but I always came to the office fridge and found that my lunch was in pieces. So, after three bouts of this, and numerous notes from myself and other colleagues, I carefully removed his lunch box, emptied the contents (a gigantic sandwich, a Twinkie, chips, some vegetables, and a few other bits), and ran over them with my car. I carefully packed it back in, and put it back. He kept his lunch in a cooler by his cube from then on."


    6. This mystery mouse:

    "I once had a colleague I hated (he was very condescending and really arrogant), so I put an extra Bluetooth receiver in his computer for a computer mouse and kept the mouse in my drawer. I would just open my drawer and it would mess him right up. Kept it going for like two months. He was about to murder the world when I thought I better stop."

    —[deleted user]

    7. This sunscreen sprayer:

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    "We were sitting by a pool, and a woman stood over my wife and started spraying sunscreen all over herself — and my wife. We asked her nicely to please move, and she ignored us and kept spraying. When we left, I took one of her flip-flops with me."


    8. These surprise treats:

    "I used to buy small treat bags of gourmet cookies from a local bakery a few years ago. I would eat maybe one a day, but they were a treat for me. Back then, my husband and I had a retail store and a few friends that would hang out at the store...and they would just help themselves; they had no self-control and wouldn't even ask. I would buy the bag of cookies for me, and they'd be gone. I'd try to hide them but couldn't.

    So, I bagged up a bunch of dog treats from the local pet food store that looked like cookies for people and were about the same size as the ones I bought from the bakery. I placed them where all the guys could see them, waited, and yep, they tried them. 

    They asked if they were a bad batch or maybe the bakery missed an ingredient or two in the dough. I waited until they tried to eat more than three each...then told them they were dog treats. They never touched my cookies again."

    —[deleted user]

    9. This pet-tea payback:

    "My missus leaves tea bags in the sink, so I put them in her wallet."

    —[deleted user]

    10. This salad dressing drinker:

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    "In seventh grade, I used to take a homemade lunch to school. We prepared our own salad dressing (lemon juice, salt, oil, etc), and one kid decided it would be good to steal it and drink it before lunch time. I asked him not to, but he continued to drink it and started doing so in one gulp so I couldn't stop him. So, instead of making a huge deal, I prepared two salad dressings. One that I would actually use on my salad, and another that had all the liquid condiments I could find in my mom's kitchen. It was really fun to see his face as he drank it. He never stole my salad dressing again."


    11. This "helpful" classmate:

    "I had a guy in school who would always skip class and then ask for my notes. We had a group project worth almost 40% of our grade and he did zero work. ... So, instead of just saying no the next time he asked for notes, I took the low road and began giving him edited versions.

    I would leave items out of lists, incorrectly define things or just straight-up write stuff that makes no sense. An example of the crap I would put in: 'To calculate return on investment, subtract your yearly earnings from your current bank balance, then multiply by Echer's factorial (4.22).'

    If he had even once bothered to crack the text he would have figured it out, but that apparently would have been too much effort for him. He retook that class."


    12. This petty punishment for the ~entire~ class:

    "In third grade, I was falsely accused by the hall monitor of talking during quiet time. Even after my dad came in and spoke to the teacher, she still punished me by keeping me from watching a movie and eating cinnamon bread with everyone else. The day before the class watched the movie and ate snacks, I unplugged the breadmakers before we left school so no one would get any. I figured if I can't have it, no one can."


    13. This sandwich thief:

    Someone holds a sandwich, about to eat it
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    "This happened a while back, during study hall in eighth grade. I always brought two small sandwiches to school so I could have one at lunch and one in study hall, since our teacher let us eat in that class. One day, I was about to eat my sandwich, but I left to use the bathroom. As I walk back in the classroom, I see the kid in front of me eating my sandwich. I was pretty annoyed, but it was nothing serious at this point, so I confront him politely, and he denies it. I left my sandwich on my desk the next day just to make sure it was him, and what do you know, it is. 

    On the third day, I came up with a plan. I put habanero cheese on my sandwich and then doused it all in ghost pepper sauce — it was everywhere, but luckily, it didn't smell spicy. I get to study hall...leave my trap sandwich on my desk, and get up to use the restroom. This time, I take as long as I can, and end up wandering the halls of the school. I did this because...only one person was allowed to leave the class at a time, even for water. After about ten minutes, I come back to class to be greeted by the sandwich thief, crying hysterically with a bright red face, waiting for the hall pass. He was in the bathroom for the rest of the day."


    14. This confused coworker:

    "Speeding up a coworker's double click speed and watching him squirm when his normal double clicking speed isn't working."


    15. This magic trick:

    "When I was a kid, I got the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Magic Handbook — it was full of kiddie experiments and pretty fun. My older sister had upset or annoyed me about something, so I tried out one of the 'tricks' from the book: You fill a cup with water and corn kernels, put some tinfoil on top of the cup, and then the kernels eventually pop, and it makes noise against the tinfoil. 

    I put it under her bed, and it took a few days to 'work,' so I completely forgot about it — until one night, I woke up to my two sisters whispering. It had popped in the middle of the night, and she thought there was a rat under her bed."


    16. And this fabulous new wardrobe:

    "I put glitter in my friend's laundry in university. He had pranked me the week before, and a week later, he was doing all his laundry at once. I got some glitter from the craft store and put half a vial into each of his loads of laundry. He was fabulous for months afterward."



    What's the pettiest thing you've ever done for revenge? Let us know in the comments below!

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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