Petty Revenge: Hilarious Paybacks That May Give You Some Ideas

Petty Revenge: Hilarious Paybacks That May Give You Some Ideas

Have you ever been so irked by someone’s actions that you couldn’t resist the urge to get back at them? Whether you've been a part of such a scenario or just an innocent bystander, it's time to pull up a chair and get ready for some stories that will make you laugh, gasp, and maybe even give you some naughty ideas (Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any petty revenge plots that may ensue after reading this article).

1. The Tech Illiterate 'In' Crowd

I used to work with people who were tech-illiterate, including one woman who spent all day on her personal cell, leaving me and a coworker to do all the work. Despite raising the issue with our superiors, nothing was done because she was part of the 'in' crowd. To vent my frustration, one day I turned off her middle monitor - we used three in total - just to see her reaction. Working 11-hour days can be gruelling, especially with someone who could help but chose not to. I craved a petty victory. 

The next morning, I was astounded to find four people at her desk trying to fix the issue. She had started an hour before me, so they had been at it for a while. I chuckled, took my seat, and got to work since we had a deadline to meet by lunch. I finished our presentation, set everything up, and they were still at her desk six hours later. Curious, I went over to offer my help, only to find that the middle monitor was still off. They had spoken to our in-house IT department and were even planning to order a new monitor. 

I asked if they had tried turning it on. They looked at each other, then at me, and replied, 'Of course, it is.' That's when I reached over, turned on the monitor, and voila, it worked perfectly. I felt a mix of pride and disappointment. In a nutshell, I had turned off a coworker's monitor, and they were unable to fix it for six hours until I turned it back on.

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2. Poo Hat

The Poo Hat. I found a hat in the car that I share with my ex. Interestingly, this hat belonged to a girl, who also happened to be my ex-friend, and the person he had been seeing for the last two years of our marriage. I decided to play a little prank. I dipped a Q-tip in my dog's freshly laid poop and delicately lined the inside rim of her hat with it. Then, I gently placed the hat back on the rear seat of the car, exactly where I found it. I returned the car to my ex the following day. The next time I borrowed the car, I noticed the Poo Hat was not there. My only regret is that I don't have a picture of her wearing it.

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3. The Best Tasting Calzone Ever

I worked for about a week delivering pizzas for my best friend's shop. He'd warned me about a few customers, but one in particular was notorious for being rude to the drivers and never tipping. As luck would have it, I was tasked with delivering his order: a single calzone, costing maybe $6 or $7. He attempted to pay with a $50 bill, despite all our menus and the website clearly stating that we don't accept anything over a $20 bill for deliveries. This was a rule he should have been well aware of, being a long-time customer. 

When I explained that I didn't have enough change, he became extremely rude, loudly insisting that it wasn't his fault and that drivers should always carry enough money on them. So, I did what any reasonable person would do in that situation. I assured him not to worry about it and that I would pay for his order. For a few seconds, he thought he had scored a free calzone by being unpleasant. That is until I pulled it out and started eating it as I walked back to my car. Of course, he cursed at me the whole time I was walking away, but it was worth it. That was undoubtedly the best tasting calzone I've ever had.

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4. A Wife's Sneaky Strategy

I was irked by my husband recently, which led me to unplug his phone that he assumed was charging. I detached it from the wall, ensuring he wouldn't suspect that I had unplugged his to charge my own and then taken mine when it was fully charged. Now, it simply appears as if he forgot to secure the other end of the charger.

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5. Turning Tables

I discovered that a highly unpleasant, alcoholic teacher was mocking me behind my back. As a response, a few of my friends and I devised a playful retaliation. We made a habit of lifting his jeep and wedging it between two other parked cars, ensuring that he couldn't easily remove his vehicle on a regular basis.

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6. The Smoker Upstairs

I lived in a two-story college apartment where the girl above us had a very bad habit. She was a smoker, and without an ashtray, she would carelessly let her cigarette butts fall between the cracks of her wooden platform, which was directly above our apartment. More often than not, these discarded butts would land right on our doormat. Tired of this, I began picking them up and placing them back on her doormat. 

She had the audacity to complain about my actions, to which I countered that I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't constantly finding her cigarette butts on my doormat. After our confrontation, she briefly stopped her thoughtless habit. However, it wasn't long before she started again. My roommate, who dated her roommate, revealed that this smoker girl had herpes. This led to a flood of Valtrex brochures and other free literature about herpes being sent her way.

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7. Caught in the Crossfire

Someone made a mean comment about me on Snapchat. While this didn't upset me too much, my sister took matters into her own hands. She decided to inform the school about the marijuana hidden in the girls' locker room. This was, by far, the pettiest act of revenge I have ever witnessed.

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8. The Great Gar Prank

I was working as a construction worker on a job on an island. At the end of each day, I would go fishing for about an hour or so. One day, I found a three-foot gar, dried up on the shore. Thinking it would be a humorous prank, I decided to hide it in one of the crew's vans. It took them a while to discover the source of the smell, and everyone had a good laugh when they finally did. 

Eventually, word got out that I was the one who had planted the gar. A few days later, I opened my travel bag—we were working out of town—and found the same dead gar staring back at me. My foreman was in tears from laughing so hard, and I couldn't help but join him. He revealed who had returned the favor. Before we embarked on the four-hour ride home, I slipped the gar into his travel bag. It took him a few weeks to get over the prank.

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9. Navigating Jealousy

My ex was exceedingly possessive and controlling. There was an instance when he told me about a friend of his who was contemplating buying the same type of car that my former fling had. I sensed he was looking to spark a confrontation, so I decided to mostly ignore him and not get involved. This only made him push more. He remarked, 'Yeah, your fling has a pretty nice car.' To which I nonchalantly replied, 'Oh yeah, you should see the backseat!' (Even though I had never actually been in the backseat).

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10. Chili Oil Gallore

A few colleagues and I were at an Italian restaurant for a farewell party when I had to use the restroom. Upon returning, I continued eating my pizza. One of my workmates had drenched my pizza in chili oil, which immediately set my mouth on fire. I'm not particularly fond of spicy foods, so I essentially had to forfeit a slice of pizza. The colleague who played the prank found it hilarious, especially since he'd slathered his own food in the same oil. I assumed his fingers would be oily from handling the bottle. 'Callum, you've got something in the corner of your eye,' I said. His left eye turned completely red and watered for about 15 minutes.

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11. A Stone-Cold Lesson

My uncle decided to teach the FedEx guy who regularly picks up deliveries from his stone working business a lesson. He's in the business of producing items such as headstones, address stones, name bricks, and so on. Our usual practice is to individually box stones, load them onto a palette, and bring it to the back of the FedEx truck with a forklift. The delivery man simply slides the boxes into his truck. 

However, one day, FedEx showed up early and the delivery guy was in a foul mood. He left in a bit of a huff before we could finish boxing all of the stones. This caused us to miss delivery dates, which infuriated my uncle. The next day, before the same FedEx guy showed up, my uncle pretended that the forklift was broken. He instructed us not to assist the delivery man in loading the boxes. I can't recall the exact number of boxed stones the guy had to deal with, but I do remember that by the time he finished hauling stones across the warehouse and into his truck, he was panting and covered in sweat.

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12. The Solitaire Saga

Every year, I take a 2 to 3 week trip to work in a different location. During one summer, my usual supervisor took some time off. To fill in for the three weeks, our group brought in an external person to supervise. I found myself working tirelessly, doing both my tasks and the supervisor's. Our temporary office setup had no connections to the outside world, but we had an abundance of work to keep us busy. However, the supervisor's day comprised of playing solitaire on the computer all day, only to later berate us for an hour at the end of each day about not working fast enough. 

After two and a half weeks, I reached my limit. I deleted the solitaire shortcut from her desktop, which led to complete chaos. She was furious. I had to assure her that I didn't delete any programs from her computer, which was entirely true. In the next few days that I was there, I observed her trying everything possible to get an internet connection just to download solitaire. She even attempted to get AOL working on the machine for a dial-up connection.

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13. A Friendship Turned Sour

I used to be "best friends" with this girl who would often forget about me whenever she met new people. It was as if she'd completely ignore my existence. We once went on a trip together and met a group of girls. Predictably, she chose them over me, spending her days acting like they were her new best friends. However, as soon as they were out of sight, she'd start talking negatively about them. 

One day, she left her expensive camera at our shared hotel room while she hung out with the new group. Seeing the camera on the bed, I decided to hide it. We were sharing our room with two other girls who seemed nice, but my friend despised them, calling them 'low class' and potential thieves. When she returned to find her camera missing, she immediately accused these girls of theft. 

The situation escalated quickly, and once everyone left, I relocated the camera to an easily discoverable spot. The next day, she found her camera, but the tension in the room was palpable. However, she thanked me for staying with her and spent the rest of the trip with me. This incident happened six years ago, and I never disclosed the truth to her, even after we stopped hanging out.

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14. A Barista's Sweet Revenge

I am currently employed as a barista at Starbucks, and overall, I enjoy the job even though the pay is average. One aspect of the job that I find particularly irksome, however, is when a group of young junior high kids come in and order what seems like an endless stream of Frappuccinos. A friend of mine, who is an avid Reddit user, recently sent me a post about a fellow barista who devised a clever way of dealing with this. 

He places the order name sticker over the Starbucks logo, thereby ruining the aesthetic of their Snapchat and Instagram pictures. I decided to try this trick myself during my last shift and found it incredibly satisfying. The look of disappointment on one kid's face, when he realized that the sticker placement had ruined his perfect photo opportunity, was absolutely priceless.

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15. The Great Sock Heist

My college roommate had a classic case of only child syndrome. She taped a piece of paper over her clock because she didn't want to 'share it with me'. She was willing to sacrifice her own view of the clock rather than allowing me to glance at it. As a response to her peculiar behavior, I decided to embark on a slow, but steady prank. Every week, I would stealthily steal one sock from a pair. The pace was slow enough that she never linked the disappearing socks to me, but fast enough to make her extremely annoyed and baffled as to what was happening to all of her matching socks.

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16. Urban Encounters

I saw a lady with her purse on top of her car at a stop sign. I rolled down my window to tell her about it, but she interrupted me by saying, 'Leave me alone, I can play my music as loud as I want!' Even with my window down, I couldn't hear her music...

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17. No Toilet Paper For You

When my ex and I broke up, we were living together, even though my name was not on the lease. I had paid for the month, and we agreed that I would move out afterward. Our relationship had been deteriorating for a while, so the breakup didn't hit me hard initially. She left town until I moved out of the apartment. Meanwhile, I continued to socialize with people I had met through her, which infuriated her. Each time I mingled with that group of people, I would receive a text from her asking, 'did you have fun with so and so.' 

She eventually tried to forbid me from hanging out with those people, stating that if I wanted to be with 'her' friends, I had to respond to all her text messages. I used to reply only if the text was about our shared apartment. This went on for about two weeks until she discovered I had started spending time with another girl from her school. She then demanded that I vacate the apartment within a week, despite me having paid for the entire month. I protested, but her rebuttal was, 'she broke the girl code, you hurt me, contracts change.' 

When the time came for me to move out, and she was due to return, I decided to be petty and removed all the toilet paper rolls from the bathroom, ensuring I left none at the house for her and her family.

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18. The Glitter Bomb

I mailed my ex-best friend, who was less than pleasant, an envelope bursting at the seams with glitter and a cryptic note saying 'I know what you did'. I wasn't alluding to anything specific, but she has a habit of bending the truth so it was enough to rattle her for a bit.

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19. The Penny Revenge

I used to work at a pizzeria. There was this one customer that everyone despised. She was incredibly rude, and found something to complain about with every single order she ever received. This wasn't a typical customer. She would essentially order groceries from us by asking for disassembled sandwiches. For instance, she'd order a chicken sandwich but with all of the ingredients separate and in specific amounts, along with cutlery, butter, a side of grated cheese, three plates, oil and vinegar on the side, 'medium rare' toasted bread (whatever that means), extra packets of ranch, and so on. 

Because it was all technically part of a 'sandwich', she didn't expect to be charged for any of the extras and would complain. She had a peculiar way of accepting deliveries. She refused to answer the door when delivery drivers arrived. Instead, she would leave the exact change (no tip) in an envelope under the doormat and wanted the driver to leave the food on her doorstep. She had strange specifications about where the driver could park (never in her driveway, only on the street, even when it was raining or she'd complain). She also didn't want them to announce their arrival in any way (no knocking, no ringing the bell, no beeping their car horns, they needed to be silent or she'd complain). 

This woman was a nightmare. Every time she complained, she'd try to get something free from us for next time. One day, she requested the driver to make change and leave it in the envelope without a tip because 'he gets paid already'. I relayed this to my driver who responded with 'oh, I get paid, do I? No problem, I'll take care of it.' He came back from the delivery delighted, didn't mention how he 'took care of it'. A few minutes later, I received a phone call from the woman, who was livid because my driver had left her the correct change of $5.85 in the envelope, as she asked but in pennies. I had to put her on hold so I could laugh. 

When I got back on the phone with her, I said 'ma'am, I think you'll find that pennies are legal tender. There's nothing I can do.' After explaining that I was indeed the manager and the highest authority present, she hung up on me. That driver is still a king in my eyes.

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20. Sweet Revenge

When my brother 'Doug' was 12 years old, he and his buddies would cycle to the local supermarket to shoplift chocolate bars every Saturday. This behavior continued for a month until they were apprehended by the security. The stockroom manager 'Bob', who happened to be married to our cousin, recognized Doug and volunteered to take him home. On the ride home, Doug pleaded with Bob not to tell our parents about the incident, promising never to repeat it again. He even offered to pay for the chocolates, insisting he had learned his lesson. 

However, Bob told my mom everything. This incident occurred in mid-October, and my brother was grounded for six weeks. When Christmas came around, we were at my aunt's house for an extended family gathering. My mom gave Doug the presents to hand out. He thanked Aunt Susan for hosting and gave Cousin Kevin his present. When he got to Bob, he shouted, 'Do you really think you'll get a gift? Rat bastards don't get anything!' My siblings and I could hardly contain our laughter, while our parents were immensely embarrassed. Doug was grounded for another month.

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21. Unexpected Twist

I was dating this girl, thinking she was the one. I gave her the keys to my apartment, content with the thought of having someone in my bed when I got home from work at 2 in the morning. One night, I came home to find her awake. She confessed to using my apartment to cheat on me with seven different people. 

I promptly packed up her belongings, knowing she still lived with her mother. Pretending to move to Seattle, I actually relocated to Hawaii. Three months later, I received a surprising phone call from her. She was calling from the Seattle airport, having flown there to try to mend our relationship. Our conversation went as follows: Me: So you're in Seattle? Her: Yeah! Weren't you listening? I came here to fix us. Me: Oh...well that's unfortunate. Her: What's unfortunate? Me: I'm in Hawaii! (I then hung up the phone) (The phone rings again, I answer) Her: YOU LIED TO ME!! Me: Huh, how does it feel?

I hung up again. Some might consider it petty, but to me, it was a satisfying revenge.

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22. iPod Drama

My girlfriend had owned an iPod for about three years when, one day, it was locked and she started receiving messages claiming that it was stolen. As it turned out, she had purchased it from a man who had acquired it from a woman who had sold it to fund her drug habit. This woman's father, who was just back from deployment, was livid. 

He accused my then 17-year-old girlfriend of theft and threatened to show up at her house. He obtained her address through his Apple account as the iPod was still registered under his name. My girlfriend was terrified due to his violent threats. This went on for about a week before she began to feel seriously threatened. She investigated the situation and discovered the route through which the iPod had landed in her hands. 

It turned out that the man's daughter had sold the iPod for drug money after depleting her parents' funds. When my girlfriend tried to explain this to him, he refused to believe that his daughter was anything but an angel. They finally agreed that my girlfriend would leave the iPod at a Walmart customer service desk for him to collect. However, what he picked up was an envelope containing an iPod case and a letter. The letter informed him that the actual iPod was under a car in the parking lot and that he should retrieve it before it was run over. 

Little did he know, the iPod had already been destroyed and placed behind the tire of an SUV in the parking lot of the restaurant next door.

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23. Upside Down Cigarettes

I used to play a prank on my friend by turning his cigarettes upside down in the pack. This trick worked because he had a habit of pulling out a cigarette from the pack with his lips and lighting it right away. As a result, he would inadvertently light the filter on his cigarette. His reaction would be a wild coughing fit followed by a hearty admonition for me to go take a hike. Interestingly, he would sometimes fall for this gag multiple times in a single evening.

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24. Roommate Problems

I once had an ex-roommate whose girlfriend gradually started living at our house and refused to contribute towards rent and utilities. Despite multiple conversations about how it would be more beneficial for all of us to share the costs, she persisted in her free-loading. The utility bills kept increasing each month, which was particularly infuriating since the accounts were in my name. 

Our house had a single garage and a double-wide driveway. My roommates and I had a systematic parking arrangement based on our work schedules. However, she began taking my parking spot, forcing me to park on the street and disrupting the entire arrangement. She also damaged several pots and pans my mother had given me by using metal utensils and leaving them to rust in the sink. 

Over time, she became more withdrawn, choosing to stay in his room all the time. We ended up with a mouse problem because she kept food in the bedroom. The final straw was when I discovered she had been using my cosmetics, despite having her own. Eventually, I ended up with pink eye because she wouldn't stop using my makeup, even after I removed it from the bathroom. As a petty revenge, I urinated in her shampoo. Not a mere squirt, but a full solo cup of concentrated urine which I poured into her bulk-sized shampoo bottle and shook it up. Even though this happened years ago, it still gets me riled up like nothing else. No regrets.

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25. Plant Stand 

This was a petty revenge executed on me by a friend, executed flawlessly. At some point back in the late 90s or early 00s, my friends and I started pranking each other. We would send each other links to what were supposed to be genuine pictures, usually of each other hanging out or something cool. But in reality, these were actually pictures of plant stands. It got so bad that we started refusing to click links sent around and coined the phrase 'don't plant stand me'. 

This trend flared up and down for several years as my friends moved away from NYC and around the country. However, we continued to share pictures, funny links, etc. We would also keep track of who had gotten who most recently, and I don't even remember what I had done, but I had pranked one of them particularly badly with a plant stand. Fast forward about a year, I was getting married. Everyone was invited, including this friend who was going to stay at my place during the wedding. She drove up in a rental and asked me to help bring her bags in. Caught up in the excitement of seeing her, I rushed out, grabbed a couple of bags and carried them into the guest room, getting her all set up. 

The wedding was great and my wife and I headed off to our honeymoon for a week, saying goodbye to everyone before we left. When we returned to our house, another week or so went by before I had to get something from the closet in the guest room. And that's when I found it. A huge, wrought-iron plant stand, smack in the middle of the room. This friend of mine had found, bought, disassembled, flew to another country, reassembled, and left a plant stand in my guest room. And I had unknowingly helped carry it into my own house! Needless to say, she won. We don't prank each other with plant stands anymore. There's no point.

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26. Spoiled Child on Holiday

Sharing a holiday home with some friends and their undisciplined 10-year-old son started to be a nuisance. The child was not helping around the house and would often throw tantrums if things did not go his way. Rather than disciplining him, his parents decided to pacify him by letting him watch YouTube on his iPad. Seeing this, I decided to intervene in a subtle yet effective way. I logged into the internet router and used my admin privileges to suspend his device from accessing the internet. Every time he got up to ask his dad for help, I would reactivate the device, making it seem as if nothing was wrong. This continued for two weeks.

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27. Rejection and Retaliation

I'm significantly older than my siblings. During his junior year, my younger brother had a girl who just wouldn't leave him alone. Despite her persistent efforts, my brother chose not to interact with her. This led her to escalate her actions, resorting to toilet papering our house. Feeling harassed, my brother approached me for help, suggesting retaliatory actions such as waiting outside with airsoft guns or removing the caps from her car tires at school. Given my adult status and the potential for serious legal consequences from harassing a minor, I decided to take a different route. I contacted her school and successfully got her barred from attending the Prom.

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28. High School Hero

When I was a senior in high school, I was part of a group English project with two other students. Our task was to read the assigned book and complete several mini-projects over the course of a month before the final presentation. These mini-projects were structured so that each individual would cover a different section of the book, which would then be combined for the final product. The night before the first mini-project was due, I discovered that neither of my group members planned on investing any more effort into the project beyond reading Spark Notes. 

Consequently, I ended up pulling several all-nighters just to secure a passing grade. Fast forward to the day of our final presentation. We were the last group to present, which placed us after the lunch break in the middle of class. Unknown to anyone, I had planned to go to a blood drive that our school was hosting during lunch. After donating blood, I spent a few minutes ensuring I wouldn't faint. Upon returning to the classroom, I found my group midway through the Prezi I had created for the presentation.

They had been struggling, improvising on the spot, and making it abundantly clear to everyone that they hadn't read the book or had any clue about the content. Our teacher was visibly disappointed. I resumed the Prezi, delivered the presentation, and explained the situation to the teacher after class. I managed to earn a passing grade. I'm 90% sure they failed.

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29. The Ultimate Roommate Revenge

My college roommate was disgustingly messy and incredibly rude. Once when I had the flu, I left a blanket and a sweatshirt in the living room to keep warm. I woke up to a text from her saying, 'You're a disgusting pig. The apartment is a disaster. Get all of your belongings out of the living area or we're going to have a problem.' 

If she had asked nicely, or if she wasn't so messy herself, that would have been fine. But she had to be completely unreasonable. She seemed to forget that I provided all of the furniture for our apartment - the couch, table, TV, etc. So, while she was in class, I called up some friends on the football team who occasionally helped people move for spare cash. We loaded up every single piece of furniture onto their truck and parked it a few blocks away. When my roommate came home to an empty apartment, she started screaming at me and calling me names. 

I simply told her I was following her orders and moved out 'all of my belongings'. She was dumbfounded and had nothing to say. Of course, I brought the furniture back hours later, but I certainly proved my point. To be honest, that's only one of many petty points I had to make to her.

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30. Mischievous Revenge

I can share two instances. As a young kid, from age 4 until my stepmother disappeared with a random HVAC technician who apparently serviced her as well as our furnace on a repair call, she would make me wait on her hand and foot. Initially, it was fun and I felt useful, but it soon became apparent that she was blatantly taking advantage of me, especially when my dad wasn't around. 

She would demand me to do chores and fetch items all the time. One of her regular requests was 'get me a glass of water!' We lived in a sprawling ranch house, with the kitchen on one end and a Florida Room on the other, her favorite place to lounge. It was a long walk for anyone, let alone a barely three-foot-tall kid. About a third of the way to the kitchen was a powder room, out of sight from the Florida Room. Instead of going all the way to the kitchen, I’d simply detour into the bathroom for water. She never found out I was dipping her glass in the toilet bowl to fill it. 

My uncle was a prominent, busy doctor and my Aunt, a stay at home mother of two. He was very rigid and authoritative and had to have things just so. One night was meatloaf night, and after years of no complaints, he erupted, screaming at my aunt that her meatloaf was terrible. My Aunt, his submissive, quiet, loyal wife for their then twenty or so years of marriage, simply apologized and cleaned up, promising to improve her recipe. It was only after my uncle died that she admitted to my mother that she had been feeding him meatloaf made solely of Alpo, a wet, canned dog food, for the past 30 years without any complaint.

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31. Toxic Workplace

This event hasn't happened yet, it's set to commence in roughly three hours. My current job, to put it lightly, leaves much to be desired. The small company, plagued with cronies, could be bearable, but the management and ownership attitudes make it unbearable. We're treated like garbage rather than human beings. We've experienced a wave of layoffs recently, most justified as a way to save money. When the freshly unemployed voiced concerns about job hunting during the holiday season, the heartless response they received was, 'not my problem, that's your problem.' 

When we're coerced into performing tasks without adequate resources or equipment, we're told, 'not my problem, make it work.' 'If you have to lie to the customer, that's on you.' As the sole survivor in my department, I've been juggling the workload of three, just to keep operations afloat. While my role isn't crucial for the company's survival, my absence will surely be felt. 

Today, I'm submitting my final timesheet without any prior notice. My new job commences next week. Call it petty revenge, if you will, but it seems only fair. After all, it's not my problem, right? I decided to work my entire shift instead of departing an hour early. Despite my issues with the employer, I have a soft spot for my coworkers and wanted to ensure my inevitable replacement wouldn't be left hanging. 

One manager, the only decent one we have, exhibited a definite 'oh no' expression upon hearing the news. He wished me well, unlike the other who simply ignored me. Now, I'm at home, sipping an adult beverage, relieved to be free from the soul-crushing job. I'll miss my coworkers, great individuals stuck in a terrible situation. But, for now, I'm looking forward to an extended weekend before starting my new job. Here's to better pay, improved benefits, and the opportunity to explore new places.

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32. Helicopter Pilot's Hilarious Revenge

My wife stayed up late, binge-watching Narcos the other night, and woke me up by being excessively loud when she came to bed. I was unable to get back to sleep and was extremely annoyed about it. I mean, it's not necessary to dramatically kick the door open, turn on all the lights, and then practically dive into bed. 

I'm a commercial helicopter pilot and I had a 6 am flight that morning. So, I decided to take a slight detour and flew a few laps right over our bedroom to wake her up. When I landed, I had a text from her, calling me an enormous jerk. The feeling of vindication was quite satisfying. I do feel bad for the neighbors though. 

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33. Downtown Drama

While crossing at a bustling downtown intersection, an exceedingly impatient driver waiting to make a turn honked at a woman pushing a stroller, who had the right of way. I slowed my pace, but the man next to me came to an abrupt halt in front of the vehicle, then bent down to re-tie his shoelaces.

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34. Family Fallout

During my entire high school career, I lived with my aunt and uncle. My parents wanted to ensure that I received a top-notch education. One chilly day in high school, I found myself without a clean hoodie to wear. I decided to borrow one from my cousin. Second period rolled around and my cousin's younger brother noticed. He looked at me disapprovingly and stated, 'You know you shouldn't be wearing that, right?' I told him I was in a rush and promised to clean and return the hoodie if it was a problem. He merely shrugged. 

Later that day, my cousin, who was attending college in DC, called to reprimand me about his hoodie. The conversation escalated, and in a moment of pettiness, I mentioned that at least I didn't have to worry about my brothers doing drugs. This comment led to a series of unfortunate events. The younger brother had recently begun smoking weed, which was a major issue in our anti-drug family. This news led to a family fallout, with drug tests, tears, and blame being thrown around. 

I was told my college experience would 'straighten me out.' I ended up drinking and smoking more than ever in college, but eventually, I did straighten out. I now only drink socially and no longer smoke, as I am completing my master's degree in a health profession. I avoided family gatherings at their house for seven years. In hindsight, I recognize that my petty comment backfired, and had I kept quiet, the situation might have resolved itself more easily. 

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35. Navy Prank

I am, or was, in the Navy. On my first ship, I had a small group of close friends. We spent most of our time together. In the military, you have to accumulate time off. Two of my friends decided to take a trip to Ohio. They requested and received approval for their time off. They were about to book a flight when another sailor overheard them. He said he was also on leave and offered to drop them off in Ohio. On the day of leave, my friends were ready to go. The other sailor said he would meet them on the pier. I joined them on the pier since we were close and I was off duty that day. 

After waiting for two hours, they received a call from him saying he was running late. Five hours later, my friends gave up and booked flights. It cost them an extra three to four hundred dollars. As low-ranking seamen, that was a lot of money. The sailor showed up late with a lame excuse for leaving them stranded. They were understandably upset. Although he didn't do anything technically wrong, he had effectively screwed them over. I already didn't like this guy. He was unreliable and had poor hygiene, which is particularly noticeable when you live in close quarters. 

One day at sea, I was tired of his stench and still angry about what he had done to my friends. I decided to replace his sock with one of my own. However, my sock had been used for purposes other than covering my feet. I waited for him to fall asleep, took his shoe, and replaced his sock with my used one. When he woke up, he noticed something was off with the sock, sniffed it, and then put it on for his twelve-hour shift. I didn't tell my friends about this until the sailor went absent without leave and never returned. They were quite pleased with my decision.

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36. Mean Neighbour

This story may sound pretty messed up, but here it goes. I once lived in an apartment with my best friend. It wasn't the nicest place, but the price was right. Our neighbor on one side was a middle-aged lady with two sons, ages 13 and 16. The boys had a gothic look and were a bit weird, but they seemed to be good kids. They were always outside, sitting on our shared steps. 

After living there for a while, we understood why - their mother was terrible. Through our thin walls, we could hear the daily verbal abuse, constant yelling, and name-calling. As a result, we despised this woman. We would occasionally let the boys come in and play video games or hang out for a few minutes if it was raining or cold, so they didn't have to go home. One night, my friend and I, heavily drunk, found a freshly dead groundhog. The woman's car, a beat-up 80's 4-door, happened to be unlocked. 

We gutted the dead groundhog and shoved it under her driver's seat. It was the middle of summer and you can imagine the stench that must have come from that car. The car didn't move for three or four days, then one day it was gone and we never saw it again. We didn't put much thought into our drunken plan and unfortunately, a few days later, we heard the lady blaming one of the kids for the car. She didn't say much about it and of course, the kids didn't know a thing about it. This was years ago and I'm not proud of what we did, but that's not to say that the mean lady didn't deserve it!

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37. Old Truck

My dad owned an old truck that was parked at the back of our property. Over time, we noticed that someone had been stealing small parts from it, such as the cap, rotor, points, and so on. In an attempt to catch the thief, we connected the truck to an electric fence power supply. One evening, we heard an uproar of yelling and swearing from the back of the property. That was when we discovered that the thief had left us a collection of free tools in his hasty retreat.

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38. Pain is a Power Move

This was my ultimate form of revenge. I had just been through a terrible divorce. My ex-wife had betrayed me, spread lies about me, and vanished without a trace during the divorce proceedings. Despite all this, I chose to take the high road and remain present for my children. Her birthday fell just a few weeks after our divorce was finalized. Given that our kids were still young, I decided to play the good guy. I bought several gifts from them to her. One of these gifts was a necklace with a large red 'A' pendant. Her first name is Ann. I had the children present it to her and she wore her 'scarlet letter' around town with pride. Most people in our town were aware of her indiscretions and some even recognized the symbolism of the necklace. Indeed, I had my adulterous ex-wife wearing the scarlet letter for all to see.

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40. Misdialed Number

When I was a child, I tried to call my aunt. But for some reason, I accidentally dialed a 6 instead of a 3. As a result, a man on the other end of the line cursed me out, mistaking me for a telemarketer. I was so stunned that I didn't even hang up immediately. To exact some petty revenge, I gave the number to all my friends. For about two weeks, we called him every day at all hours.

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41. Spam Sender

I once came across an advertisement for a work-from-home job that seemed relatively legitimate and not at all like a scam. Intrigued, I decided to request more information from the website by entering my email address. Unfortunately, the website turned out to be less than reputable, bombarding me with spam emails several times a day. Despite my efforts to block these messages, they kept coming through. 

One day, out of sheer frustration, I responded to the spam, demanding they stop sending me emails. To my surprise, the person behind the spam actually replied, advising me to unsubscribe. That, however, proved ineffective. After enduring this for another week, I came up with a plan. I took the email address from which the spam originated, added it to its own mailing list, and then signed it up for every spam service I could find. A few days later, the spam emails ceased.

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42. Sweet Corporate Revenge

I was employed at a tech company with over 50,000 employees. During my tenure, I had a run-in with a project manager named Maggie who misunderstood an email I had sent and consequently mixed up her dates. She scheduled a meeting for Thursday instead of the intended Friday. When I informed her about the scheduling error, she reacted negatively and proceeded to email my entire management chain, including my vice president, labeling me a troublemaker. Ironically, it was her inability to comprehend a simple email that had led to the mix-up. 

Fast forward two years, I found myself working with Maggie again and I put on a fake nice act. Two years after that, I resigned and moved on to a more promising company. Upon settling down, I received an email stating that Maggie was applying to my new company and had suggested that I could vouch for her. In response, I reached out to the recruiter, shared my six-year experience with Maggie, and subsequently blocked her from securing a position. It was my way of getting back at Maggie for the trouble she had caused. I always remember.

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43. Backpack Prank

In grade school, I habitually kept a bag of chips in the same pocket of my backpack every day. There was this kid who would seize every opportunity to punch that pocket for five consecutive days. One day, I decided to replace the chips with a bag of sewing pins. He never dared to do it again. Sweet, sweet justice.

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44. Outsmarting the Cheater

During my freshman year of high school, I found myself in a biology class predominantly composed of juniors. There was this one guy who would always be a jerk to me during class. Despite his behavior, he would always turn to copy the answers from my scantron during tests. I was fairly certain that he was oblivious to the fact that I knew he was cheating off of me. 

One day, I grew tired of his antics and decided to take action. The next test rolled around and, as expected, he began copying my answers. We both finished the test. He got up, turned in his test, and returned to his seat. I looked him straight in the eyes and started to erase all the answers on my scantron. I then retook the test, this time marking the correct answers. His look of panic was immensely satisfying. He scored a mere 2% on that test and never dared to cheat off me again.

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45. Lazy Coworker

A former coworker of mine had a rather annoying habit of claiming to work more hours than she actually did. During her supposed work hours, she would just browse Facebook all day. The doctor who owned our workplace was very hands-off and let her do whatever she wanted, despite my attempts to provide proof of her actions. Finally, I decided to take matters into my own hands. 

As my coworker was not very computer savvy, I removed Internet Explorer from her desktop and replaced it with an identical icon that would instantly restart the computer when clicked. The satisfaction was immense whenever she would forget and click on it, losing any progress on her work. She would always grumble and complain about the supposed 'virus' on her computer. Three weeks later, I started a new job. When I left, her computer was still giving her problems.

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46. Workplace Pranks

I started a new job two years ago. There was this guy who would constantly make jokes about me, and I quickly developed a strong dislike for him. To get back at him, I acquired his phone number and advertised his PS4 for sale for a mere $50. The same day during lunch, he was already going crazy due to the influx of calls. Of course, he eventually found a way to remove the advertisement, but it was quite amusing to watch.

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47. Chocolate Thief Meets Sticky End

My wife had a habit of keeping her favorite Godiva chocolates in her desk at work. However, she started noticing a decline in the stock and suspected someone from the overnight cleaning staff was responsible. Fed up with the disappearance of her not-so-cheap treats, she plotted a revenge against the chocolate thief. 

Her plan was simple yet effective - she replaced the delicious chocolates with squares of chocolate laxatives that looked identical to the real candies. The following morning, several of the laxatives were missing. From that day forward, her precious chocolates were never touched again.

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48. Self-Centered Girlfriend

My little brother and his girlfriend decided to spend their weekend at my place. Unfortunately, she turned out to be extremely self-centered and obnoxious. Upon their departure, she carelessly left her belongings scattered around my bathroom. A week later, they moved into an apartment together, with my brother shouldering the costs of the moving truck, deposit, and utilities. However, she betrayed him by cheating with her ex, and subsequently ousted him from the apartment, leaving him heartbroken, homeless, and broke. 

In the aftermath of their breakup, she persistently contacted him, demanding her belongings be returned. To put an end to her attempts at communication, my brother requested that I ship her belongings back. As a caring sister, I collected her Northface sweatshirt, shorts, underwear, and toiletries. I even wrote a heartfelt note, unknowingly on her Northface, in permanent marker, expressing my apologies for the delay. 

Unfortunately, the ink seeped onto the sweatshirt, the shampoo, soap and conditioner spilled due to loose caps, and her razor, bereft of any protective cap, left slashes on the sweatshirt. Upon receiving the package, she never contacted my brother again.

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49. Childhood Revenge: 

When I was younger, my sister said some pretty mean things to me in front of my friends. In retaliation, I put a slice of Bologna in her Walkman CD player. I got this idea from Cory in the show 'That's So Raven'.

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50. Neighborhood Drama

My neighbor's dog frequently poops in our yard. While it wouldn't normally be a significant issue, he never bothers to clean up after her. Having had enough of this behaviour, I opted for a classic retaliation. I placed a flaming bag of his dog's feces on his porch, rang the doorbell, and concealed myself in the bushes. As he answered the door, I reveled in the satisfaction of my revenge, which was intensified by the affair I had been having with his wife for the past three and a half years.

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