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18 Petty Revenge Stories That Will Give You Some Pretty Sinister Ideas

Daily life is filled with a constant stream of inconveniences. Whether it's someone making an innocent mistake or purposely going out of their way to be a jerk, it's infuriating to get caught in the crossfire. Most of the time, it seems impossible for you to get any sort of justice for these problems. But in some rare instances, a perfect opportunity to get revenge might present itself. And those situations can lead to some outrageous real life stories of petty revenge.

Reddit has become the go-to forum for people looking to share their pettiest revenge storiesUsers from all around the world come together to discuss tales of petty revenge, explaining how they managed to get back at the people that wronged them in their day-to-day lives. While each of the actions are minor in nature, that doesn’t stop these petty revenge stories from being incredibly funny and satisfying.

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  • No Parking Means No Parking

    From Redditor /u/ NoSprog4Me:

    I'm moving out of my apartment this week and I rented one of those curbside drop off/pick up moving crates. My city requires that you get a permit for the street ($40) and provides 'no parking' signs so the crate can be loaded and unloaded.

    I hung the no parking signs along my designated space well before the crate arrived. Lo and behold some student with out of state plates parks in my space. I call the cops and they ticket the car. After my crate arrives, the car returns and parks again in the no parking zone. At the same time a landscaping company sets up a no parking zone overlapping my zone. Now there are multiple no parking signs tacked up by the offending car.

    The landscapers are angry, as the car is in their way, so we hatch a plan together. Since we both have permits for no parking zones, we both call the cops separately. The offending car ends up with several more tickets. Additionally, I flag down a meter maid and let them know that the car has been in the spot for more than two hours (limit for non residents). Another $40 ticket. By the end of the day this dumb student had five tickets on his windshield.

    No parking means no parking!

  • A Revealing Apartment Showing

    From Redditor /u/icarusflewtooclose:

    Basically, I haven't had the greatest landlord and have gotten screwed over a few times by him but never really did anything about it.

    So now I am moving out in the next few months, and he has been showing my place to potential new tenants and the rate of showings is getting rather annoying. So this evening I thought it would be a good time to send a clear message that I have had enough of the showings.

    I was given the standard notice of when they were going to be coming by, but I wasn't going to let that interrupt my "schedule." So when the landlord opened the door to show the prospective tenants in, the first thing they see is me doing the side-plank pose naked as the day I was born. The look of horror on the lady's face when she saw me was priceless. Long story short, to say the only thing that was shown was my naked glory, and a very bewildered landlord. I am still waiting for his response to my interpretation of a "showing."

  • The Pen Thief

    From Redditor /u/valiantfreak:

    Dad is a principal at a school, and has been for a long time... One day some lady arrives and expresses an interest in enrolling her son. Principal Dad is speaking with her, gets her some forms to fill out, even offers her his special pen. The pen is a nice stainless steel job that was given to every member of the executive staff on the school's 25th anniversary.

    Anyway, lady and her son fill out the paperwork and go on their way, at which point Dad realizes his pen has also left. Clearly the pen wasn't a gift; it was obviously more expensive than a plastic hotel pen.

    Fast forward to the next week when the lady arrives to drop her son off for his first day at the school. Principal Dad waits for Mrs. Pen Thief and gives her the Emergency Contact Form to fill out. Normally this is given to the kid to fill out but Dad was hoping to see the pen again.

    Sure enough, this silly lady forgets where she stole the pen from and out comes the 25th Anniversary Pen to fill out the form... "And now I just need to sign it here," says Principal Dad, patting down his pockets as if looking for a pen. Instinctively Mrs. Pen Thief reaches into her handbag and offers him The Pen. "Thanks." he said as he signs on the bottom of the form... and puts the pen back in his own shirt pocket right in front of her.

    Mrs Pen Thief looks confused, opens her mouth, realizes what has happened, and quickly closes her mouth again. She mumbles a thanks and scurries out the door.

    I believe he still has the pen to this day.

  • Sometimes, You Should Just Let A Person Fly Their Flag

    From Redditor /u/Viking042900:

    So a while back I was given a UGA Bulldogs flag and a flag pole to mount it on my porch. Our Homeowners association (HOA) restrictions say that sports team flags can only be flown on a day in which the team is playing... So I put the flag up on a Saturday the Dawgs were playing but forgot to take it down until Monday.

    On Friday I get a letter from the HOA stating that I am in violation of the restriction and could be fined. Okay, fair enough, they are correct on this one. I then noticed that the date of observation was on Wednesday. I called and said that couldn't be true because I took it down on Monday. Instead of admitting her mistake, she lied and said that she had seen it up on Wednesday. Now I was mad.

    I printed off a schedule of every sporting event the Bulldogs had in every sport, even club sports and then proceeded to fly the flag every single day there was any kind of game, match, regatta, etc., which was almost every single day.

    I then started getting letters stating I was in violation again. I would call on each one and explain that the water polo team had a match, or the rowing team had a regatta on those days. After about a month or two of this back and forth, they finally gave up.