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33 People Describe Their Best Moments of Sweet Vengeance

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Reddit group r/maliciouscompliance contains stories of people allowing whiners, bullies, and incompetent friends to get what they deserve! Vote up the best below:

  • 1

    Neighbor Cuts Down Thousands Of Dollars Of Plants

    From Redditor /u/BalloonUnderstudy:

    This was a long time ago but I remember it clearly. We moved in to a community with tight space in between our house and our neighbors, and we didn't like them being able to see into our kitchen. We put up a bunch of plants, costing thousands but my parents thought it would be worth it. A week later my parents awoke to the plants completely chopped down. My father was furious, and marched down to our neighbors house. He told my father the plants were on his property line, therefor he had total right to take them down. He warned that if anything were to go on his property again, he would report us to the authorities immediately.

    Later that day my father called the company that put in the plants, and with the warranty we could have them replanted next week for no charge. We made sure there was no way it was on our neighbors property. However a few days later we caught him chopping them down at 2am. We called the police upon obstruction of property, and after a chat with my neighbor he decided to call a professional and mark his property line. My father agreed.

    A few days later i got home to find orange tape in my neighbors yard. Apparently, his fence was 11 feet over our property line! We watched as he took down his fence, completely furious. Within the next month we were enjoying our new space and privacy in our backyard, and my neighbor ended up losing 1/4th of his backyard. My neighbor ended up having to pay almost 10k for the destruction of our property, and we got to plant our plants again.

    Tl;dr My neighbor chopped down our plants because he claimed we were on his property, after calling a professional he lost 11 feet of his backyard and had to pay for destruction of property, and we got to keep our plants.

    Is this sweet vengeance?
  • 2

    He Has Been Throwing Out Complaints For 5 Years

    From Redditor /u/tortellini21:

    In high school, I was working at the local home depot as a head cashier. I kept track of all the active registers and made sure things ran smoothly. I held this position for quite some time (1-2 years) and enjoyed it pretty well. Customers were nice, and my coworkers were mostly craftsmen and gardeners, all with interesting stories to share.

    before we go further, let me explain something. I am allergic to nearly every form of pollen. I mean EVERY form. I take allergy medication, but even then if I am in close proximity to flowers for too long (>30 minutes) I will begin to break out in hives and throwup most of the time.

    so after about three months working in the winter, the spring season was upon us (the worst season for my allergies).

    One day, about three of our garden section cashiers called off sick. They are pretty reliable people so I had no problem finding people to cover for them. As I come to my manager to inform them of the position changes, my manager looks at me and says "You can handle the garden section on your own, can't you?".

    I inform my manager that I could cover it for at most 15 minutes before my allergies flare up and ill have to leave.

    he states "we don't have any documents on file that state you are not fit to work in the garden section, so unless you come to me with a doctor's note stating your allergies, I couldn't give less of a f*ck."

    I don't know who shit in his cheerios that morning, but I complied, saying "I want to be sure of what you are asking, you want me to work in a section which is hazardous to my health instead of placing equally capable employees in that section?"

    "Did I stutter?" he said

    "Ok, sure," I said

    I make my way down to the garden section, and immediately my eyes are stinging. I decide that I am going to stick it out for my boss's sake, no matter how sh*tty my service becomes.

    the first 10 minutes are pretty uneventful, but then a customer asks me about the rash on my arms

    "[Department Store] does not care about allergies," I say "as I do not have official paperwork"

    this customer looks extremely concerned, asking for my manager's name.

    at this point, I was feeling nausea hit me, I throw up in the trash can at the register, turn back to smile (as well as I could) and say " I work under Bob ______".

    The customer reassures me that I will be ok, and tells me I should head home. Turns out, this guy, Nick ____, was a higher-up at the home depot's regional management and was my boss's boss. So, naturally, I comply with the chain of command and head to the locker room to pack up.

    As I am packing, Bob _____ comes in, fuming and cursing, telling me I have no right to leave yet and that my shift is not over for another 5 hours.

    I simply say "Nick _____ told me to go home"

    Bob's face gets redder as he threatens to fire me, saying I was lying and tells me to go back out.

    I comply, knowing that I will see Nick on my way out.

    I pass nick, still in the orange apron, and he asks me where I am going. I say that Bob told me to go back to work. Nick's expression goes from concerned to furious, as he takes my apron from me and tells me I'll be paid for the full shift and to go home.

    I come into work the next day to see that Bob's nameplate has been removed from the office. I ask our HR rep what happened, and apparently, after I had left, Nick stormed Bob's office and proceeded to perform an audit on all of his past employee complaints. This guy had been throwing out complaints for the past 5 years. Needless to say, there was an opening for the store management position, and I was given a week's vacation for my troubles. My satisfaction was huge.

    Is this sweet vengeance?
  • 3

    Teacher Stands Up For Kid With Cancer

    From Redditor /u/ConfusedContortion:

    So this happened years ago when I was in highschool, but I smile every time I think of it.

    My highschool had a policy that anyone who has missed less than a certain number of school days could pick one class they had an A in to skip the final. You could get a couple extra days for college visits, but otherwise it was very straight forward. Awesome policy, and we all loved it. One year, we had this kid who was in eighth grade and had been diagnosed with cancer. He spent allot of his year sick, getting treatment, going to the hospital, running to the bathroom to throw up, etc. Despite all this he finished the year with an A in his Spanish class. It was his only highschool class, so it was the only final he would have been able to skip. Administration was not going to let him skip the final because he had missed too much school. He and his parents asked them to make an exception, given the situation, but administration wouldn't budge. His teacher stood up for him, but was told this kid had to take the final no matter what. He had missed too many days and there would be no exception.

    The teacher said ok, but told her class not to study for, worry about, or exempt her final. Then, the first day all her students showed up for the final she told them to take out a piece of paper and number it 1-3 leaving one line in between each number. She then asked three questions along the lines of, "What is your name?" "How do you say yes in Spanish?", and "How do you say hello in Spanish?" Then she collected the final. Everyone got an 100 that year, and she became a legend. The kid has been cancer free for over five years now.

    Is this sweet vengeance?
  • 4

    "You Wanted To Meet My Dad, So Here"

    From Redditor /u/ KalebIsLame :

    So my friend Talon's dad passed about 5 years ago. They got him cremated, so Talon has an urn with his dad's ashes in it.

    One of our teachers was mad at Talon about something (I'm not sure what) but the teacher demanded to meet Talon's father. He tried multiple times to tell our teacher that his dad, was in fact dead. But Mr. McC*nt wouldn't listen to him.

    So the next day, Talon shows up to school with his dads urn and plops it on the teachers desk and says "You wanted to meet my dad, so here."

    I have never seen a teacher so mortified in my life.

    Is this sweet vengeance?