This article originally appeared on eightieskids.com
It’s useless to blame people for their toxic upbringing, especially when they’ve had no control over it. However, when there are fully grown adults who still feel entitled to act selfishly and be rude, it’s hard to feel bad when they finally get a taste of their own medicine. Whether it’s a twist of fate or deliberate revenge that finally takes them down a peg, here are the best stories of spoiled rich kids getting their comeuppance.
1. No second chances
I knew a rich kid whose parents bought a car for and he treated it like absolute garbage. Purposely driving it really hard and generally abusing it, confident in the notion that his parents would buy him the one he wanted after he destroyed the one they got him.
Well, they didn’t buy him another one, ever. He rode the city bus and bummed rides off of friends after that. He was the most entitled f**ker I’d ever met, if he was over at your house he would just help himself to whatever was in the fridge like it was some sort of paid buffet.
2. Rich college dropout
One of my college roommates was very rich growing up. I didn’t realize just how rich until I had to explain to her what a coupon was in very extensive detail. On multiple occasions, she bragged that she wasn’t even interested in her major (philosophy), or college in general, but she was at uni because her parents were requiring her to get a degree, any degree, in order to get access to her trust fund.
I don’t remember ever seeing her go to class and she eventually got expelled sophomore year over academic dishonesty. I guess this was the last straw for her parents because they cut her off pretty soon after that.
3. Getting the cold shoulder
A somewhat distant relative of mine spent all of his university years and twenties partying hard with the 100-120K allowance his rich company owning father gave him each year. He would travel the world each year going to Bali, Thailand, Europe, every year Oktoberfest, just rampaging.
At 32 or so he decided to settle in an upscale ski resort area of the US and open a business with his hot gold digger fiance. When he went to transfer his money to his US bank account he noticed it only came to a few thousand dollars. He angrily asked the bank worker why she hadn’t transferred the entire amount only to be told that that was the entire amount. His father had cut him off without saying anything and he just hadn’t noticed.
4. Punch drunk
A rich scummy injury lawyer’s kid was in my class in high school. He went to college, a mid-size school in the Midwest, and got plastered drunk. The RA said that he had no choice but to write him up for having alcohol in the dorms.
The guy responded by punching 2 RAs, then got the cops called on him and knocked a cop’s tooth out. Long story short: his parents had to drive back six to seven hours after one day to get him and he’s not even allowed to leave the state until his hearing. Last I heard he’s working at a fast-food establishment.
5. Connections aren’t everything
A friend of mine from college whose parents were rich enough to have a multimillion-dollar home in America and in Europe used to s**t on me for saying I was happy to go to whatever medical school I could get into. I ended up getting into my state school and she responded by saying that she could get into that school in a second because her mom has connections in the admissions department, but that she would never bother applying there because it’s not even a good school.
She also made the same claim that her mom could get her into a specific top 20 ranked school. All through college, she had this attitude with me about how even though I was doing better than her in classes, I was going to go to whatever school would take me and she was going to go to her dream school because that’s just how the world works. I checked up on her on Facebook this year and… she’s not exactly at her dream school. It turns out she is at her state medical school which is actually significantly lower ranked than the one she was making fun of me for attending.
6. Backing up the victim
I saw a college guy with a ridiculously expensive car rear-end this woman who drove an absolute beater. Her car was definitely totalled and his wasn’t looking that hot either. He got out and started screaming at this woman. She was in tears. He kept telling her that she was going to pay for this.
When the cops came, I saw each of them give their statements. After that, I and like ten people came forward and gave our witness statements. It sounded like each and every one of us put complete fault on him (which was the truth). When the cops went back to him, I saw his face just sink. He probably told them it was her fault and just found out that two handfuls of people just confirmed that he’s full of s**t.
7. On your bike, kid
The local rich kid had his SUV parked in a no-parking area at a club, a tow truck showed up to tow it away and the kid went ballistic, saying “do you know who my dad is” etc. to the driver.
After a minute or two of this, the passenger got out of the tow truck and turned out to be a full patch Hell’s Angel. The biker “politely” told him it doesn’t matter who he thinks his family is and the SUV was towed away.
8. Messing with money
Freshman year of college – the guy across the hall from me is a spoiled rich kid from a big southern city. Old money clearly coming out his a*s. A couple of weeks into the second semester he and a buddy found a chequebook on the sidewalk. Stupid f**kers decided to write themselves a check and cash it in the bank that the account is in. The teller immediately called the cops and they both got arrested.
We talked the night he got arrested and he laughed and said his dad would “take care of it” and everything would be fine. That weekend we met his dad as they moved everything out of the dorms since his dumb a*s got expelled. Guess daddy didn’t take care of it.
9. First-ever elbow grease
While working as an EMT on the ambulance for probably the richest area in San Diego County, a judge had ordered a 15-year-old resident of the area to do community service for vandalism he had committed. The community service was to report to the nearest fire department every Saturday for a month and clean whatever the fire chief wanted him to clean for a few hours. He shows up the first day and the chief asks him to go ahead and polish the chrome parts of the fire engine. They take the kid downstairs to the apparatus bay and give him the spray chrome polish and some rags.
An hour or so later we checked in on him surreptitiously from a second-story window and he was just standing there staring at the spray bottle in one hand and the rag in the other. When we asked him why he hadn’t started he claimed he had never cleaned anything in his life before and he ‘didn’t want to mess up’ the fire engine. We gave him a short tutorial and over the next month, he probably learned a more useful life skill than any other up to that point.
10. Sloth destruction
When I was little, my dad owned an exotic pet shop in Texas. A college girl came in and told him that she needed a sloth so her sorority could win a contest they were having to get the weirdest animal. My dad said, “No, you don’t want a sloth, it will destroy everything” but she insisted and said her daddy owned the city and would have him shut down if he didn’t get her the sloth. So he told her to come back the next day.
So he talked to a lawyer and they drew up a long agreement saying he wasn’t responsible for any damages, blah blah, and made her sign it. He told her that if she brought the sloth back, she’d have to pay shipping for it back to Brazil or wherever it came from. So the sloth comes in and the girls come to get it, and they’re so excited, because they’re gonna win. The next day, she comes in crying. It had shredded her clothes, carpets, wallpaper, beds, furniture, everything. She tried to get my dad’s shop to pay for the damages, tried not to pay the shipping going back, but she’d signed the contract.
11. Walking off the damage
A friend of a friend totalled his brand new luxury car by driving 2-3x the speed limit drunk, ploughed into some metal railings, and destroyed the front of several storefronts in a plaza. Fortunately, this was the early hours of the morning and nobody was around to get hurt.
He got out of his car and decided to just walk it off as he didn’t care about the several hundred thousand dollars that the car cost. The cops found him, arrested him, and he was very shocked when he realized that you can’t bribe the cops as easily in Canada. He eventually got deported because he was on a student visa.
12. Where’s the waiter?
I teach at a public high school in a fairly nice area. We serve a number of nearby towns, and so we have a diverse population ranging from poor to very wealthy.
The lunch monitor told me that on the first day last year, a freshman girl sat at her table and ate nothing for the period. At the end of the period, she came up to him and complained that “no one came to take her order.”
13. Raising the roof
I grew up in an affluent area, despite being from middle-class family. A girl from my high school was given a convertible sports car for her birthday just so she wouldn’t have to take the bus with the rest of us. So one day I was sitting on the bus and she pulled up next to us at the traffic lights as it began to drizzle with rain.
She tried to put the roof up just as the light changed so she gunned the accelerator pedal while the roof was halfway through closing. The roof acted as a sail and ripped straight off the car in the middle of afternoon peak hour traffic on a very busy intersection. I found out later she lost her license for leaving the scene of an accident.
14. Rich kid summer camp
I talk to a lot of people online. There was this one kid, only about 13/14 who was talking online about how her family wouldn’t take her on holiday for the second time this year. We called her out on being a spoilt brat, and she said: ‘I’m not rich, my family only makes a million a year, my summer camp isn’t even $3000’ etc etc.. all these reasons she couldn’t possibly be rich.
It was quite a shock to her that no, most people don’t go on holiday more than once a year, and CERTAINLY don’t pay over $2000 for a summer camp. She grew up in a quite well off area, so for her this was lower-middle-class.. she didn’t take it well.
15. Bumping into the wrong person
No joke here. Back in high school in the 90s, a kid I knew got a brand new Chevy Camaro. I had an old a*s 80’s Pontiac Phoenix that had the straight-six. It was by far not a racing car but this t**l was just looking to brag about what he got compared to the busted cars we got. About two days later, we were waiting at a stoplight and this idiot tried to race us. He started by revving it really loud and trying to do a burnout.
Mind you, the light was red and the roads were not wet. So he managed to get a tiny burnout going, some smoke and whatnot. However, when his tires did catch traction, he went barreling into the intersection and smashed the car of the wife of one of the VERY FEW cops in my small city. Needless to say, that didn’t work out for him very well.
16. Sharing isn’t always caring
When I was a teenager, I had a childhood friend that assumed anyone with money would spend it on her. One day my mom and I were shopping for food, we bumped into her parents so I got to hang out with her for a few. There was a coffee shop in the store so we went to get something sweet. Hanna got angry because I had money and she didn’t.
She said I was greedy for not sharing and complained about how it wasn’t fair that I had money and she didn’t. Right as we were arguing, our parents showed up. I guess they heard a good portion of it. My mom told her I babysat for my money. Hanna immediately got angrier and begged her parents for money. Her dad looked at her and said “I think it’s time we get you a job”. I never saw her so quiet in my life.
17. A not-so-rude awakening
My friend Jessica and I were out having lunch in one of the poorer neighbourhoods in Rome because there’s a really nice restaurant there. As we walked out, we saw a homeless man by the exit of the restaurant. No big deal, right? Wrong. Jessica, who swears has never seen “a street person” before, literally SQUEALS.
Now she isn’t a rude girl, and it was sort of discreet, luckily not loud enough for the man to hear. Anyways, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and I had to literally explain to her that some people just can’t afford a place to live. It was a long conversation loaded with confusion and realisation, she asked me multiple times- paraphrased from Italian “But why don’t the street people just ask their parents for money.”
18. No shortcuts to success
My parents have friends that are extremely well off: with multiple vacation homes, luxury vehicles, and kids that all went to the college of their choice. Their children and my siblings and I are all relatively close in age but by no means friends. The parents have a habit of talking up and bragging about their kids constantly to my parents, but their son and I both went into engineering and obtained highly sought after, competitive internships at the same firm.
Basically, the internship was the golden ticket to employment. While I earned mine solely based on merit… his was not initially offered until daddy placed a few phone calls and set up golf games with the right people. Fast forward to now, six years later, he’s one of my direct reports. He’s never managed to progress and will be a designer his whole career.
19. In deep dog dirt
I was once walking my fat dog, a Corgi Chihuahua mix, around town. I went to the pet store, bought treats and walked out of the store and a few minutes later some spoiled kid screeched to his mother that he wants my dog. I told him he could pet him and give him a treat but he couldn’t take him.
The mother was annoyed by the screeching and offered me $700 for the dog. Of course, I refuse it. She starts telling me I’m an inconsiderate D*** and tries to take my dog from me. My dog is jumpy and gets scared easily and sh**’s on her white clothing, which led to her throwing him. I checked on my dog and he was fine so I laughed at her and she stormed off with a yelling child.
20. Bubbles for brains
A good friend of mine grew up in a really wealthy family – all of college paid for, multiple vacation homes, drove a BMW in high school etc. One day during our senior year of college, we all went out to visit one of our old buddies at his college.
My wealthy friend was a really nice guy and wanted to help out with all of the house cleaning and chores we were doing, so after loading the dishwasher he put dish soap into it instead of dishwasher soap. None of us knew it until the entire kitchen was filled floor to ceiling with bubbles. We still haven’t let him live it down a decade later.
21. All part of the plan
I was in a class with an Evangelical Christian student at a public college back in the day. She seemed very nice most of the time, until one day when she told me that poor people deserve to be poor because it is the will of God. She was absolutely convinced that if they didn’t have necessities like shelter and food, it was because God didn’t want them to have it, and it was nobody else’s obligation to help them. Seriously. She sat there with a huge smile while she told me all this.
She had just been accepted to a prestigious private university where she was going to study for her dream career. She just needed to wrap up the last term so she could transfer in. Just before she was supposed to transfer, she found out that due to some financial problems her family wasn’t going to be able to afford it, and she would not be able to go. The university was surprisingly inflexible about helping her. She was forced to withdraw. She was devastated. I didn’t see her again.
22. Mummy says no
There was a girl named Tearny, who when we were in middle school was one of the only people who had an iPhone. The new one came out and one day she took her sim card out and said, “I want the new iPhone and don’t care about this one so you guys have fun f**king it up.”
I remember being upset that she didn’t value what she had since I didn’t have a phone so I did what she asked and completely obliterated that thing. I mean we were throwing it and smashing it with rocks. The next day she had a track phone and was very upset that her mother said f**k no to buying her the new iPhone.
23. Warm milk for lunch
I had a rich roommate in college that didn’t know milk needed to be refrigerated. He was sitting behind me on his PC and he spit out chunks of milk everywhere on his expensive computer.
He was confused when I asked when he got it and he said just the other day and I asked if it was in the fridge and he didn’t know milk needed to be refrigerated.
24. Tantrum at 40,000 feet
I was on a crack of dawn flight out of Chicago one morning and was auto upgraded to 1st class. Before we even boarded I noticed a young Paris Hilton wannabe causing problems with the flight staff. She was travelling with what appeared to be a nanny/keeper who spoke to the lower beings for her, and the more her demands were not met she regressed into a stomping two-year-old. Lucky me got to sit directly behind her in first class and as I listened to her b**ch about everything.
I paid attention to the flight attendant and she stated that there was only one of the meal the brat wanted available, so I ordered it when the attendant came by just to see her reaction. When it came her time to order and the attendant told her it was no longer available she demanded that whoever ordered it give it to her. I politely refused and she about melted down calling me just about every dirty name she could think of.
25. No more care packages
My dad was an old school military guy and was gung-ho about the “Doesn’t matter where you came from you’re all worthless!” philosophy to keep backgrounds and politics away. He was an acting First Sargent (Disciplinary actions on the enlisted side) when he received news that a grunt wasn’t participating in any hikes, practices, PT, etc. They had already demoted him to the lowest rank and garnished his wages (Mil will still provide food and lodging but no pay) but he still refused to comply.
My dad went to investigate what’s going on and sees the guy throwing money around at bars and finds his file. Turns out the grunt was some major gas station CEO’s kid. My dad calls up the family and turns out the CEO sent his kid to the military to get straightened out, but his mom kept sending him money behind his back. Long story short the grunt got his money taken away and realized very quickly how hard life can be without any money.
26. Taking the elevator
My parents worked at a small prep school in the US. About half the students were reasonably local kids whose parents either had some money to spend on education, or they had been kicked out of so many public schools their parents had to pay out the a*s to get their kid an education. The other half were wealthy foreign kids whose parents wanted them to have an American education. It was a weird school, grades 5-12.
My parents told me the story of one student who was a legit princess. They don’t remember which country it was because it was probably the late 70s. She actually had butlers that arrived with her. It was a small school that wasn’t going to house grown a*s men for one child so they were sent home. Then she arrived at her dorm and found out her room was on the second floor. She stood at the bottom of the stairs and looked confused. Turns out she had never walked upstairs before. The Butlers always carried her upstairs back home. She got over it pretty quickly, turns out walking upstairs is not hard. Still though… she had never walked upstairs before…
27. Snowed under
Not an earth-shattering revelation, but I knew a kid in high school, and his dad had the ONLY law firm in the town we lived in. They weren’t rich, compared to the country, maybe just barely into the 1%, but for our town, they were levels and levels above everyone else. As soon as he could legally drive, his dad bought him a brand new jeep. It was the middle of winter, and he drove it to school.
He had to show off, and decided to park it on top of the largest snow pile from the school plowing the parking lot. Well, over the course of the day, the heat from the undercarriage melted enough snow to sink the brand spanking new jeep in far enough that he couldn’t get it out. It was humbling for him to have to get the poor redneck kids to pull his jeep out with their 1970’s farm trucks. And they delighted in showing him what a real truck can do.
28. An allowance emergency
During a communications class in college, a known slacker with poor attendance left the room to answer a phone call and came back white as a ghost and in tears. Everyone was concerned for her until she blurted out that her dad had “forgot to give her shopping money” for the weekend. Worry turned to disbelief as the professor clarified she needed money for material goods and not food.
When this same person had a speech scheduled she decided to put on a youtube vlogger of some political topic and stand at the podium filing her nails. The second time she attempted this the professor told her to go ahead and return to her seat for her “F”.
29. Koala revenge
So I went to Australia as a student ambassador after a year of fundraising using a bunch of different techniques. Most of the people on the trip were relatively poor and had spent most of their free time after school fundraising in whatever way they could (a lot of kids dropped out by the end due to not being able to afford it) ….so a lot of us didn’t have a ton of spending money, as the money we had raised covered the trip, hotels, and food.
One kid on the trip, his parents paid out of pocket and gave him several thousand dollars of spending money. We went to a place where you could hold a koala but it cost notably more than any of us could spend. So this kid walked past everyone and goes “Well at least I can afford it….too bad you guys can’t” and gave a s**t-eating smirk. Well, when he held it, the koala ended up digging into his back, cutting the s**t out of him. His smirk went away pretty quickly after that.
30. Washing up on the clock
I was working at a movie theatre. A lot of private school kids worked there, most of them were actually working for college funds, but this one kid told us his parents made him get a job for the experience. He showed up in a fancy car, wore a Rolex, and was just a spoiled s**thead. Well, one day they told him he had to do the dishes.
First, he asks me if I’d do them for him. HA. I said no, pulled up some milk crates and sat down, and said: “But I think I’ll watch you do them.” He tried to say he didn’t want to ruin his watch. That he didn’t know how to do dishes. Anyway, he ended up figuring it out and I had a good laugh.
31. No food is better than school food
I was eating lunch in the cafeteria my freshman year when I saw a guy walk in who I happen to know was raised extremely well off. He sat down next to me and we began talking for a moment, he wanted to vent that his parents placed a hold on his account so he was limited to $20 for the rest of the week. That meant he had to eat in the cafeteria for the first time.
He proceeded to go into where the food was being served, came back out with the most disgusted look on his face and no food. Sat back next to me and yelled WHO THE F**K CAN EAT THIS STUFF?!. With the whole cafeteria now looking I said, “well looks like you’ll have to now at least for the next week.” He looked defeated and went home.
32. Party by day, DJ by night
A dude I knew had his entire college tuition and lifestyle paid for: partying every day, no job, no internship, etc. He moved to Chicago after graduating and his parents paid for his apartment for a good 3 years, while he had no steady jobs just a couple of nightclub gigs where he promoted some product and partied with people. His parents weren’t aware of his lifestyle and thought he had a legit job, which is why they were helping him.
They later found out and gave him three months to find a real job before they cut him off without any help. The dude flipped his s**t. He had no experience and nobody wanted to hire this clown. After three months he had no other option but to move back home with his parents. He’s almost 30 now and still cant find a steady job. Just hops around entry-level temp gigs.
33. Time for an upgrade
I drove a previously-owned car as a teenager, it was first my cousin’s and then went through my sister before me. This car was a total POS, but I never complained bc I was THRILLED to have a car as a teen. However, it finally got to the point where I was ready to upgrade and buy myself a car.
My father had this rich friend who spoiled the s**t out of his son – gave him a very expensive Porsche which the kid then totalled. They rang our doorbell and the dad made the kid pay me for my old car… he had such a defeated look on his face. I’ll never forget it!
34. Living in fear
A good friend of mine in high school always got everything she wanted. We both ended up wanting to go to the same college. The college was known for being difficult to get into and she had a bad GPA. However, she ended up getting in before me despite having worse scores, grades and no extracurriculars because her dad donated a large sum of money, joined the board and moved her application to the top.
I eventually got in as well but at first, I was jealous. Then I realized she had no business being at the school, she was constantly stressed, never felt like she could keep up, and it appeared that she should have just gone where she was qualified instead of making her dad pull strings. Flash forward three years and the college admission scandals started to get leaked and it was a big topic at my school as someone got caught. I have never seen someone so stressed 24/7 as her as she would listen to groups of people have conversations about how selfish that was and how awful people that would do that are. She lived in fear of having her name leaked and I never saw someone so stressed and panicked.
35. Need a lift home?
Some rich entitled a**hole forced to join the marching band by his parents. He acted like an a**hole to everybody constantly bragged about how rich he was and didn’t take anything seriously. I guess he expected to be really popular, but marching band kids are different than brainless “popular” kids begging for attention.
One of the instructors who’s seven feet tall, very nice but scary when mad, yelled at him one time for being disrespectful toward a teacher. We were four hours away from home for a competition, but he still got kicked out, and his parents were forced to drive him home. Hilarious.
36. Stylist solidarity
I worked for a girl who was a hairstylist and came from a wealthy family that had bought a salon for her. She was used to always getting her way and never had to be responsible. Her parents would always clean up her messes after her. She would abandon the salon for months to follow whatever momentary hobby she had or boy she liked and then when she was bored of that she would come back and resume her responsibilities. She also felt entitled to take what she wanted from her employees while doing little to no work.
One month my coworkers and I noticed our pay wasn’t adding up. Turns out she changed the way our pay is calculated without telling us. All of us walked out at once and quit. She was super upset and I kinda felt bad but it was nice to see her held responsible for her actions for once.
37. Clean up your own messes
Rich roommate drove a brand new Mazda sports car and had a big dog, at one point we made red beans and rice and she couldn’t help but comment how good poor people food was. She lived in the nicer area of a college town and often told friends we stayed in the hood, well she went to bring her dog to the vet and the dog s**t all over her car, like I can not stress how all over this was.
She called a couple of cleaners to ask if they’d come get the car detail it and return it, of course they wouldn’t. The devastation on her face when she realized she would have to clean her own car after that was priceless, she was generally an a*s, otherwise, I would’ve felt bad and offered to help if I didn’t have to work.
38. What are taxes?
A friend was dating a girl from a super-rich family in NYC who just got out of law school and landed an associate position with a really reputable firm in the city where her dad was a partner. She realized how much she was going to make and immediately signed a lease for one of the swankiest f**king apartments I’ve ever seen. Exposed brick, exposed duct work…I honestly think it even had one of those huge industrial fans you see built into the brick wall. The place was huge.
Well, four months in and daddy has to bail her out of the lease because she couldn’t afford it. Why couldn’t she afford it, you ask? Turns out, when “budgeting,” she didn’t realize the government takes about 40% of what you earn as part of this crazy government program called “taxes.”
39. The politics of money
A week ago, some students ran for grade representative. I go to a school with a bunch of rich kids, but this one kid is, for lack of a better term, a d**che. He ran for grade rep and spent over 100 dollars on posters, a website, and a photo shoot for the site.
I have no idea why he thought all this was necessary. He also promised kids that if they voted for him he’d buy them stuff. Anyways, voting day came, and his name wasn’t even on the ballot…
40. Med student make-up thief
My wife used to work at a CVS. One day a spoiled little princess type came in and started stuffing makeup into her purse. I mean in plain sight, with camera footage to back it up. My wife alerted the manager, and the manager called the cops, the cops waited outside the door. The manager confronted Princess, giving her the chance to just give it all back and be banned from the store, but Princess refused and walked out the door directly into the cop. With a purse full of enough expensive makeup to make it a felony grand theft charge.
The Princess got busted red handed, turns out she was a med student riding on Momma’s dime. Long story short, mom got called because it was that or Princess was going downtown, and WHOO BOY did Mom chew her a*s out. She practically disowned her on the spot for throwing her entire life away over something so stupid (just try getting a job in the medical field with a big old felony theft charge on your record).
41. Parade pile-up
There’s a tradition in my former high school: during graduation day, the richer kids who already own fancy cars get together for a car convoy that goes around the city, while they shout the high school’s name and flutter some school flags outside their car’s window. Usually they are followed by the local police, which is summoned by their parents, local business men or politicians that are highly influential in the small community I come from. That also helps them to drive without stopping in any intersection.
But during my graduation, the police didn’t show up for some reason, so eight cars left for their city tour anyway. The problem appeared at a stop light. The first three cars went on the green light, the fourth driver saw the red light late and stopped abruptly while a few of the other cars behind it hit each other because they were not keeping distance. If I remember correctly, a total of three rich kids f**ked up their cars that day. I wasn’t 100% in love with high school, but I have to admit it ended on a rather positive note.
42. A short-lived hobby
I went paintballing at a local joint in my neighbourhood, and some little spoiled kid was in the pro shop whining for his parents to buy him all the gear: gun, barrel kits, carbon fibre tank, colourful team jersey, padded pants – the works.
It was clear he’d never played before, and when he got out on the field, pretty much everybody targeted him. He whined and complained to his parents and said he hated paintball. When I left, his parents were arguing with the proshop manager about returning used gear covered in paint. I doubt it was a successful endeavour.
43. Parking etiquette
The super rich kid at my high school got this super nice, fully decked out, super lifted truck. The tires alone on the thing cost like $500 a piece or something. Anyways, he was a d**k and would always take up four parking spaces in our senior parking lot. This was super frustrating because the senior parking lot was super limited and he always took up four spaces right in the front.
The school turned a blind eye because his parents were huge donors to many of the boosters. Everyone hated it. Until one day, some hero slashed all four of his tires. The guy was p**sed and his parents threw a huge fit. But he never parked in four spaces again.
44. Spoiled vacation
A girl I knew in middle school would go on holiday to Mexico. Note that I live in Europe, so Mexico is a pretty luxurious destination for us. Anyway, during math class, she complained to me that her holiday was ruined because she had to fly economy class instead of business class. I angrily said that poor families would not even dare to dream of such holiday. She called me a peasant.
But then her holiday got ruined for real. She broke her arm shortly before going to Mexico. And to make matters worse at security they had to remove the cast because they thought drugs were in it. Then in Mexico, she caught a glandular fever. I did not even feel sorry.
45. Stealing from siblings
When I was in high school there was this kid we hung out with who came from a pretty rich family. We were all in the video game club and every now and then we could bring our own sets to play on. He brought his PS4 only to find all his games gone. His parents had found out he was spending all of his allowances on video games then stealing money from his siblings to buy food, gas, clothes etc.
He got on his phone yelling at his parents how it wasn’t fair and how it was his money so he could do whatever he wanted with it. After that, his parents cut him off.
46. Out for the season
The twin brothers in my high school were basically the Winklevoss twins from the Social Network. Both tall, muscular, star athletes of all the big sports, got all the ladies, the golden boys of the school. One drove a Stingray Corvette, the other opted for an F-250 truck, jacked-up with mud tires, exhaust, the works. They got away with murder, everyone gave them everything, you know the type. Their dad was some medical malpractice/bad drug lawyer who was rumoured to have made a bundle in the Phen-phen lawsuits a while back.
The boys went out drinking and riding around one night during senior year after a football game victory, and they decided to go around smashing mailboxes with a baseball bat. Somebody called the cops, they got arrested but laugh it off knowing daddy would bail them out and they would return to their life of luxury. However, their dad didn’t bail them out, he left them in the county jail for the weekend, and then went to the football coach and had them both removed from the team for the rest of the season. In the grand scheme of life, not a huge life-altering punishment, but it was soooooooooo satisfying to watch these guys have to deal with something not going their way for once.
47. Barred from the business world
I had a housemate in university who was given lump sums of cash at the start of each semester, to pay for tuition, accommodation and utilities. His parents thought it would teach him how to manage his money better and make him responsible.
I remember one semester where he actually spent the entirety of the semester funds on BUYING A BAR. He hired another friend, who convinced him to buy said bar and was practically living in poverty for months. Our other housemate and I had to cover his rent for a few months so that he could have a place to stay. His parents came to visit at the end of the semester for a surprise visit and were shocked. They took us out to dinner and his dad calmly asked us to explain all that happened. His parents were great.
48. Teacher to the rescue
A kid in my middle school class always had Jinco jeans, designer clothes, and flaunted his GameGear (handheld Sega system). My mom struggled to raise three boys and she managed to get me a GameGear for Xmas, and three days later that rich Jnco-wearing a**hole slapped it from my hands and shattered the screen.
My teacher saw it happen and while we were at recess swapped the battery covers and carts (his battery covers has stickers on them) leaving him with the broken screen. She told me he would defend me if parents got involved and I never brought it to school again.
49. Permanent lobster
A spoiled rich kid went to my tattoo artist’s shop to get a tribal scorpion on his hand as a second tattoo. The shop took a brief look and refused to as he’d likely regret it.
He stormed off and went to another place who did the tattoo. Nobody noticed until he posted on social media and the artists who refused pointed out that said scorpion was a lobster. He’s now got a tribal style lobster on his hand and can only attempt to black it out lol. He’s about 21 now.
50. Taking money for granted
Two people I knew growing up had extremely well off grandparents. The grandfather owns a lot of very expensive land and a few businesses. Not like billionaire rich but in the 50-100 million rich range. Anyway, the oldest grandkid was a slacker and just never tried to amount to c**p. I remember talking to the oldest one at 15 and him saying he didn’t have to work because he was going to inherit millions. I tried to tell him nothing is for sure but he didn’t listen. His parents tried to tell him that too. When the kid was about 19 the grandma died; grandpa remarried within a year to a much younger woman and cuts kids out of the will and left it all to his new wife.
Oldest kid is now poor as s**t with two kids and works maybe 6 months of the year. Younger one luckily never fully bought into the idea they would inherit and actually made their own path and is doing well. They did end up getting something like $50k each to not contest the will, something about their name being on a trust that held property they wanted to sell. Older kid blew his money in like three months. He’s still an idiot.
51. Tagged for bad behaviour
When the high school principal’s daughter who previously got away with all kinds of garbage behaviour, including vandalism, dinking and major bullying, got caught vandalising a lecture hall in university, and she was unceremoniously dumped and banned.
Her parents whined for months on Facebook about their poor baby’s unfair treatment and the fact that her applications to other universities were being denied.
52. Takeaway, taken away
Spending $50 on food a day is not normal. I knew a college girl that got cut off from her parents after drinking and not going to class, and had to get a job as a result. She posted on Facebook about how she’s was going to go hungry and needed money. People offered her food and to make her dinner. She replied by saying: “that’s okay I just need about $40 to get through the day I don’t like to grocery shop”.
If you’re wondering how anyone would go through that much money a day, she always ate out at restaurants and went to Starbucks twice a day. Once you add in snacks and alcohol, there’s $40 in one day.
53. Dad’s the teacher
Back in engineering school, one of my classmates was the son of one of our professors. Now, this professor was a really nice dude. He paid attention to his students, his classes were fun and he rarely failed anyone. His son, on the other hand, was a total a*shat. He was rude and nasty and would always brag about how his dad was a highly senior professor with tenure. “You know who my dad is, right?” was literally his catch phrase. He wasn’t even a good student, we rank GPA’s out of 10 and he was a 4.
So finals come around and A*shat is out there bragging that he didn’t need to study because his dad would pass him anyway. He took this confidence all the way to the exam hall… and then the results were out. He had scored 7 out of 100. We found out because the professor called us all into the classroom and displayed his answer sheet on the projector. According to the teacher, he was the third student who had failed in his 20 year teaching career and he couldn’t be more disappointed that it was his son. The amount of verbal a*s whooping A*shat received was enough to have him shivering like a wet cat in front of everyone.
54. In the hot seat
I was a school bus driver in the 70s, during the height of court-ordered busing. I ferried poor kids to the rich side of town, and then rich kids the other way. There were lots of entitled brats but one stands out: a super entitled kid who was constantly defying rules. Eventually, I caught him attempting to set a bus seat on fire with his lighter and school officials were called.
There was a hearing with officials and his rich dad, and the student was banned from all buses for the rest of the semester. The dad offered to pay for the damage and quietly accepted the punishment. Then came the surprise. The next morning when I arrived at 6:00 am to clean my bus, the rich kid and Dad are standing there. The dad introduced me to my “new personal bus cleaner” for the rest of the year. He brought the kid every morning and forced him to wash and clean the floors on my bus before taking him on to his school.
55. Overdue respect
When I was working at a public library, we had a few local celebrities come in from time to time. Most of them were nice, but one had a real stick up his a*se. He would b**ch about having to stand in line, and about late fees, and about everything else. We would just say “sorry, those are the rules” or “thank you for being patient” even though he wasn’t.
One day, he and I were apparently both having a bad day, and when I told him there was a limit on how many DVDs or video games he could check out at a time, he slammed his hands on the desk and raged, “Do you know who I am?!” This is a grown-a*s man, mind, and I was a little college student who barely looked old enough to drive. I was sick of his low-key bullying, so I just looked at him and said, “Yes, I do, Mr. X, and the rules still apply to you. Which of these would you like me to put back?”
56. Hitting a wall
When my brother was in school he was horrifically bullied for being autistic, and his bully was the most entitled little s**t I’ve ever had the displeasure of meeting. His father paid for boxing practice, karate lessons, and other martial arts. This made him think that he was the best at anything physical. My brother isn’t overly fond of sports, and preferred to read in the library most days.
One day when the bully had backed my brother against a wall, my brother finally decided that he wasn’t going to take it anymore. However, since he strongly dislikes violence he would never fight back, and so instead he just ducked when the bully tried to punch him. Three broken fingers and a trip to the hospital later, and the bully’s father found out what happened. All his extra classes/training were cancelled, he had all of his electronics and games sold, and he was told that if he wanted to have a car, he would have to work for every penny himself.
57. Push up apologies
When I was in the Armed Forces there was one kid who had “Do you know who my dad is?” Syndrome just because his dad was a Drill Sergeant at some other post. He used to act like a f**king d**k at every opportunity and several of us almost fought him, either whilst sticking up for ourselves or for other platoon members.
Somehow, we all made it to graduation without killing him, but that’s when his dad showed up and heard what a f**k he had been. Our drill Sergeants called us At Ease while still in formation after the ceremony, the guy’s dad walked up to the formation, called him up front and made him do push ups in his class A’s while saying “I’m sorry” over and over. It remains to this day the most glorious thing I have ever seen.
58. Tantrum on the road
I once went on a double date with my boyfriend, his friend, and his friend’s date. The whole evening she was rude, snobby, and overall a demanding person that seemed to feel entitled to whatever she wanted. She was rude to the waitstaff and suggested we tip them nothing for refusing to refund her order, even after she ate the whole thing. She also complained about everything.
On the car ride back, she started driving, then halfway through the drive announced that she didn’t want to drive anymore. The rest of us had been drinking, so we all refused to take over. She said “fine, but I’m not driving either”, let go of the steering wheel, and slammed on the breaks. We got rear-ended, and it was her car, so there no cost to the rest of us. It was, however, instant karma for her behaviour and attitude.
59. A demanding tenant
I had a girl try to rent a house that I was letting out. She was in her late 20’s and just gave off a bad vibe. For example, she requested that several lights in the house be changed, argued with me about the basement, and demanded a new refrigerator, because “someone else used this one, it’s gross!” She also said “it shouldn’t be a problem to rent to me, since my daddy makes a lot of money”.
I went back and ran her application, and found out that she had been evicted from her last three houses, and her credit score was the lowest I had ever seen. I called her previous landlord, and was told that she would habitually destroy a house, get evicted, make her father pay the damages and remainder of rent, and then move on. I called to deny her, and she was flabbergasted.
60. Book report wrath
In the 6th grade, my teacher was a tough older Scottish woman with a very thick accent who probably led battalions in World War II. She terrified me and I adored her. One of my classmates was a snotty brat who constantly bragged that she never had to do chores or homework, since her parents would always do her work for her.
One day, we had a book report due. The book report was supposed to be two pages, and for some reason this girl wasn’t able to get her parents to do her work for her on this occasion. She came in and turned in a book report that was only one sentence long. Our teacher looked like she was about to rip this girl in half, then she held up the book report and said loud enough for the entire class to hear, “ARE YE AN IDIOT?!”
61. Shaken, not stirred
I once served a woman a Bloody Mary, and was then forced to stand there and stare at her as she called me every name in the book, for forgetting the olives in her drink. When she was finished I took a deep breath and calmly told her that I did not forget them, but that they’d sunk to the bottom of the glass. She looked at her husband and said “this b**ch must think I’m stupid”… which I did, but didn’t tell her.
She began aggressively digging with her straw and fingers in her full Bloody Mary for the olives, and I just sat and waited for her to find them and look like an a*s. However, to my surprise she got so crazy with the digging that she dropped the entire drink into her white handbag…and the olives popped out and rolled across the floor. A woman three chairs down who witnessed the entire exchange literally pointed and laughed at her.
62. Chocolate bar trouble
We once caught a kid shoplifting at the business I worked at, and he said his family was just SO HUNGRY that he had to take the chocolate bar. My boss said that he understood what it was like to struggle, but since the kid still stole from us, he had to either call his parents or the cops. At first the kid said that his mom was dead and his dad was out of town so my boss was like “aight cops it is I guess”. The kid then quickly changed his tune and reluctantly let us call his mom.
After we explained the situation, the mom was f**king APPALLED because, in her words, “he said we were STARVING? HE SAID HE NEEDED TO FEED HIS FAMILY?!?!?!?! I. AM. A. LAWYER. THAT BOY HAS HAD NOTHING BUT PRIVILEGES HIS WHOLE DAMN LIFE, I WILL BE THERE IN TEN MINUTES AND HE WILL WORK EVERY DAMN DAY UNTIL HIS DEBT IS PAID OFF”. The mom made the kid scrub toilets and mop the slushie aisle for four hours, and it was nice to see that she took her son’s behaviour seriously.
63. Cutting off the wrong car
My parents owned a bookstore near the city centre of a major city. One day a entitled brat drove directly into traffic, from a side street, without a care in the world.
The car he cut in front of beeped their horn to which the entitled brat actually stuck his hand out the window and gave the car behind him the finger. Lights starting flashing as it was revealed that the car that was cut in front of was actually an undercover police car; and it happened right in front of us all.
64. The cold shoulder
I used to live in Whistler BC, so we saw and hosted a lot of athletes during the winter and summer, as well as in the off season when they did training camps. I don’t really follow sports, and I’ve casually talked to pro athletes on a number of occasions, because I have literally no idea who they are. Only to later have friends or coworkers start fangirling that I talked to so and so.
Once I had a run in with someone who I can only assume was a pro snowboarder by the looks of him. I think we accidentally bumped into each other in a club or something, and he pulled the “do you know who I am” thing at me. I just responded with “do YOU know who I am!?” right back. He looked shocked and I added “half the people in this town are famous bud. Get over yourself”. The look on his face was priceless.
65. No more bank of dad
I work in student accommodation in the UK. We once had a rich kid staying in one of our properties, and he was always late on rent. Part of my job is to collect debt when there are delays, so I asked him why he was always behind and he said: “I spend my money on clothes and s**t, call my dad he’ll pay it.”
Anyway, since he had no money I called his guarantor, who happened to be his Dad. When I explained that his son was throwing his money away on clothes he refused to pay the rent for him as “he ain’t wasting his money so I can waste mine.” Two months later, no rent had been paid and so he had been served eviction. Seeing someone get picked up in a Porsche when they “couldn’t afford rent” was very surreal.
66. Too good for second hand
So I went to a very affluent High School and so there were quite a few spoiled princesses. Not one matched the level of the girl I’ll call Sarah though. Sarah turned 16 and was given her dad’s two year old Ferrari. It was a nice car for sure, but she got super p**sy and upset telling everyone that her dad clearly didn’t love her enough to get her a brand new car.
So out of spite Sarah slammed the $200k+ car into an empty school bus. She was telling everyone that she was going to crash the car in order to get a brand new one, and apparently her dad found out about the plan. From then on she had to take the bus, she wasn’t even driven to school anymore in daddy’s fancy car.
67. Top of the class, bottom of the heap
We fired a guy on his third day of work because he kept coming in late. When we asked him why he couldn’t arrive on time he said, I kid you not: “I graduated top 10 in my class.”
He went on to explain: “So I make my own hours.” I told that he was fired, so he could schedule his day however he wanted. The look of shock on his face was priceless, I wish I took a picture.
68. Slam dunk justice
There was the time in college when I hit a popular basketball player on the back of the head with a plastic food tray, because he was mocking and making fun of an autistic student who worked in the cafeteria whilst trying to pay his way through college.
What p**sed me off was that I knew that the player in question was on a full scholarship while the other guy had to scrape nasty c**p off of plates to get by. I didn’t physically hurt the player as much as I bruised his ego, he just stood there rubbing his head while even his buddies stood by and laughed at him.
69. Million dollar homework
I used to tutor a super rich girl, who was worth millions by the time she was in her 20’s. She tried to pay me to do her homework for the class after going on a tirade about how horrible of an actor my friend, a professional actor who came by to volunteer his time for a media project as a favour to me, was. After refusing to do her homework for her, even after she threw out a few different three digit numbers, she flew into a total rage.
The same girl tried to pay me $20 to pump her gas for her cause the station wasn’t as high class as the one she was used to in her end of town and she was embarrassed. The real world hit her hard when she realised that I wouldn’t be a slave to her for money.
70. In too deep
We had a boy in Junior school who often showed up with all sorts of expensive things. An expensive phone, touch-sensitive watch, a PSP, a cool laptop, etc. One day we went camping on a school trip and he took the laptop with us.
For some reason, he decided that it would not be a bad idea to bring a new laptop. We had a bridge on our path, and a perfect clearing beyond it. Unfortunately, the moment we crossed the bridge, his laptop fell out of his backpack and into the river.
71. Cheaters never prosper
I once flunked a kid who didn’t do one bit of homework for an entire marking period and had the test grades to show for it. At the end of the marking period, I handed out an alternative assignments to help salvage low homework grades. The kid cheated on that too, so I gave the grade earned, and the kid failed the class.
The mom threw a s**t fit, basically trying for two weeks to figure out how to make it my fault that her stupid a*s brat failed class. She kept trying to force a grade change, but I stood my ground and the failed grade stayed. Mom and kid were just gobsmacked that they got called on their bullsh*t. The day after our conversation the mom withdrew the kid.
72. Bus breakdown
I was once on the bus and this woman, probably in her early 20s, entered and sat on one of the seats that reserved for disabled people. I didn’t think much of it at first and assumed she would just move if someone with a disability arrived. After about two stops a man who looked about 60 with a cane got on the bus and politely told her that the seat she was sat on was reserved for the disabled. The woman just stared him dead in the eyes and chuckled, he asked what was funny and she said “well obviously you can walk fine, I’m sure you can stand for 2 minutes”.
The surrounding passengers were all taken aback. When the person next to her asked her to move she started shouting and screaming about how it was her right to be able to sit on the bus. She then even went so far as to start kicking people who tried to move her. The bus driver must have seen the whole thing as he came back and just escorted her off the bus, then apologised and carried on with the trip.
73. Free alcohol
I went to a bar one night on Saint Patrick’s day. They had an offer where you could get a private table provided you spent a minimum of $300 minimum. Some guy doing bottle service nearby had an argument and decided to “end” it by doing the classic table sweep, sending both empty and full cups and bottles scattering. This guy was maybe 5’5″, and he was then carried out of the bar by a bouncer, kicking and screaming the entire time.
The funniest is part is that with glass liquor bottles being pretty robust, his dramatic table wipe ended sending some free liquor to some entertained and thankful club goers. Bouncers didn’t give a single flip about the rest of the party trying to recollect their items. The kid probably wasted close to $200.
74. Sweet tooth stealing
When I was ten and my sister was nine, we would hangout at our eight year old neighbour’s house during the summer. The neighbour girl got everything she wanted, except for one thing. She liked a certain brand of gummy sweets but her mom would not give them to her, so one day she snuck into my house and stole the whole box.
Well we found out and told her mom, and I have never seen a parent snatch their kid up that fast. Ever since then she has been a normal kid, who doesn’t steal and doesn’t beg for what she wants.
75. Not a doctor
I knew a girl from high school who was super hardcore about school and extracurriculars. She was in a bunch of medicine clubs and did research over the summer and everything. She was just really spoiled and over the top about her future as a medical student. Her goal was to go to Stanford and become a doctor and honestly that’s the only thing most people about her.
The girl was actually really smart too, so she got into Stanford. Unfortunately, we heard that a few months into the school year she got arrested for being drunk on campus. She essentially failed all of her classes and got into huge credit card debt for purchasing a horse in Palo Alto/Bay area.
76. Tantrums at the breakfast table
I waited tables at a breakfast diner a few years back. Two ladies came in and towed one of their kids along behind them, a chubby boy with gold chains and a nice watch, despite the fact that he was probably nine or 10. The mom was clearly very tired of dealing with him as he was very demanding, blurting out whatever he wanted before I could even say hi. Partway through the meal, he held up his Sprite cup and shook it at me, shouting “more!” over and over again.
The mom looked aghast and chastised him for being rude, after which he begrudgingly apologised. I shrugged and told him “don’t apologise to me, apologise to your mom.” I was a little worried when I came back around with his Sprite and saw his salty, hot tears streaming down his chubby face.
77. Touchdown terror
I played football in the local kids league. One kid from another team was basically untouchable as his dad was a major sponsor of the league and would donate money for uniforms, drinks etc. His son was a pretty good receiver, but didn’t like getting hit, and his parents made a big deal of leaving their son alone so that he could develop his skills. He was insufferable. Anytime he scored a touchdown, he would do over the top celebrations and mock all the other players, his teammates included.
Then came high school. Most of the kids from the league ended up in 1 of 2 schools, and he went to mine. During tryouts, he did well. The coaches were mostly focused on skills and minimal contact during the first few rounds of cuts.The final round was when things got interesting. Full contact was permitted and he got rocked over and over again. No one was actually trying to tackle any harder than normal, it’s just this dude didn’t know what to do when he got tackled. So he screamed and cried a lot… and he didn’t make the team.
78. Don’t mess with the monkeys
I went on a bushwalk in Singapore and there are pretty clear signs around not to feed the monkeys as they can get aggressive. Two boys around the age of eight were ignoring the signs, swearing and throwing sticks and rocks at a little monkey in a tree. Not only that, but the dad was standing there laughing and allowing it to go on.
I was about to say something when one of the kids ripped open a bag of skittles and started throwing them. The monkey immediately ran down from the branch and snatched the skittles; at the same moment another three monkeys came out of nowhere, and in an epic display of monkey justice swarmed the kids, making the kids and the dad run away for dear life.
79. Sharing is caring
I used to work at a women’s shelter. Christmas time rolled around and a man and his sour-puss teenage son came to the door. He said his son would like to donate some items to the kids staying at the shelter, great!
The man and his son started hauling in some expensive items. There was an X-Box, a bunch of games, a flat screen, iPod, cool headset, etc. Turns out the kid ran his mouth and the Dad made him give everything to the kids. Christmas was pretty cool for our gang that year.
80. Fasten your seatbelts
I worked as a outdoor camp instructor. One week I was on logistics and had to drive the van to pick up kids. I had heard from my friend that one of the kids in his group was a little s**t: back chatting, lazy, bullying other kids. When I got to the pick up point, the kids hopped into the van and my mate in shotgun. My mate Mitch gave me the run down of the kid. As I started the van up I did a visual check of seatbelts and everyone was good, except for the kid. I asked him to buckle in, he said no, so I told him that we couldn’t leave until he put it on.
He finally put his seatbelt on and I started to leave. A minute down the road I heard him unclip his seat belt again so I had to stop the van and ask him again. He put it back on. This happened one more time. On the third time I just pulled over and turned the van off. I radioed base and asked for my manager and the overseeing teacher, who was also the kid’s Dean to come up and pick this kid up because he was a danger to the others in the van. That’s when this kid started pleading and begging. Told him no. I already made the call. He got sent home. My mate Mitch had one of his best weeks after the kid left.
81. Stinking out the dinner table
When I was 12 my dad dated a nice lady with a bratty nine-year-old who would talk back to everyone and refuse to do chores, which would then be passed on to me. One day at the dinner table, everyone was eating and he goes “listen!” and rips a tiny fart.
His Mom was embarrassed and asked him to stop or go to the bathroom but instead, he got a s**t eating grin and leaned in to rip one loose. Unfortunately, he accidentally s**ts himself mid-dinner. His expression of horror was the best thing ever, I died laughing as he ran clutching his a*s away from the table.
82. Swings and roundabouts
One time I wouldn’t give my daughter a push on the swing because she was whining instead of asking. She knows we don’t listen to whining but her grandpa was there so she was testing me. When she figured out I really wasn’t going to do it, she grabbed the rope from the swing and flung the swing at me.
It missed me, came back and smacked her right in the face. I’m sure it hurt too because it was just a board with a rope through the middle. Not that I’m happy that my kid was hurt over it, but I taught her a lesson about karma that day.
83. Ponying up
I used to work at a pony camp that catered to rich kids from a very nice neighborhood. We would have really spoiled kids all the time, and once we had the ten-year-old child of a famous sportscaster. The kid was just downright awful. She ignored everything we told her and was mean to the other kids in camp. At one point she started a physical fight with another girl and when she felt like she was getting beaten she started yelling “Do you know who my mom is?! I’m going to tell her!” The other kid got scared and started crying.
My coworker replied “Actually, I do know your mom and I know she wouldn’t like to hear about this. Why don’t I call her right now?” The little brat didn’t believe her so my coworker made the call, and she was much easier to deal with for the rest of the week. Turns out, my coworker had worked with her mom many times over the years. She’s a professional makeup artist for tv and did her makeup more than a few times.
84. Smelling like roses
I was at a family event for my girlfriend at the time. One of her cousins’ kids was just running around making a ruckus in spite of the numerous times his parents had told him to settle down. Eventually he took an interest in the motion activated Glade air freshener on a counter, which had been turned off because it would have been spraying nonstop with all the people around.
So this little 6 year old s**t is standing on his tiptoes ignoring the constant warnings of “don’t touch that, please” and reeeeeaching over pushing buttons and eventually it happens. He flips the switch to ‘on’ and 3 seconds later gets a direct blast of Glade right to the face.
85. Screaming in the sky
I was on a flight from Washington Dulles to Heathrow. The 6-8 year old kid behind me was screaming the whole overnight flight. Constantly b**ching at his mom for food, toys, whatever. Mom was the “shhhh honey, no no honey, shhh sweetheart” type, so nothing she said did anything to stop his screaming.
Finally the mom had to get up to use the restroom. The kid starts wailing. The guy next to me leaned over his seat, turned around, and said “Hey. Kid. Shut the F**K up.” The whole plane didn’t clap but we enjoyed five minutes of dead silence till mom came back.
86. Chronic affluenza
I didn’t witness it personally, but I went to high school in a super affluent area and a few years after I graduated a bunch of kids got busted. Basically, a kid paid his tutor for a flash drive with a key swiping code, stole several teachers’ passwords, and changed his and his friends’ grades in the system.
When they got caught, they all made the argument that it wasn’t their fault because they were so wealthy and used to being handed things, so they didn’t know what else to do. They got expelled, made national news for being arrogant douchebags, and all the other districts in the area argued over who would take them, because nobody wanted to.
87. Every rose has its thorns
I worked at Taco Bell in high school. At the time, we had kids’ meals. A kid once came in with his parents and ordered a kids’ meal. Apparently, he had been in recently and already had the toy he received. He immediately started screaming at me to get him another toy.
His dad looked at me with an absolutely dejected look on his face and begged me to go get a new toy. I dug through the new box of toys, and found one for him. The kid ripped it out of my hands, and ran outside… directly into a rose bush. Whoops.
88. Pick on someone your own size
When I was in 3rd grade there was a 7th grader that rode my bus, and one day he decided he was going to kick my a*s when we got off the bus. I don’t remember the reason, but it was something stupid and he was just being a bully and picking on the chubby kid.
Anyway, a bunch of 8th graders heard about it and they get off and beat HIS a*s for picking on a kid almost half his age. Later that evening my mom got a call from his mom, complaining that I got people to beat up her son, but once the details came out he just got in more trouble and my mom was attempting to stifle her laughter.
89. Getting what they asked for
I was working at a Chuck E Cheese one year. Some little s**t kid kept getting p**sed because he couldn’t win many tickets from a game. The kid then began to kick and scream, toss s**t around, etc. I think he try to hit one of the animatronics. When someone tried to get him to stop he pulled the, “DO YOU KNOW WHO MY DAD IS? DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE CAN DO TO YOU?”
We all just shook our heads and didn’t know what to say. Was his dad the owner? Rich? etc? Then we heard “Tell me what I can do.” We saw a guy in a business suit just standing there with a really p**sed off look on his face. It was the kind of face that you look at and wonder if this man ever smiled. The kid just froze up and muttered something, then left.
90. Spoiled and spiky
I was at a Boy Scout camp out in Utah. A porcupine walked through our camp and this spoiled rich kid got a stick and chased it up a tree. We all told him to stop but he wouldn’t listen. Scout leaders were off doing God knows what at the time, so the porcupine was up the tree with the spoiled kid deciding to shoot hard candy at it with his wrist rocket.
He couldn’t get a clear shot so he climbed up the tree and sat on a branch, directly under the porcupine. He shot a hard candy at the porcupine and hit it hard. It was right then that he learned that when a treed porcupine feels threatened, it just lets go and lets its quills break the fall. So the big a*s porcupine fell right onto the spoiled kid’s shoulder, bounced off, hit his thigh and then landed on the ground. It waddled away and we just laughed at the now howling spoiled kid.
91. Screaming in the studio
My ex-friend isn’t really a kid because he’s in his 40s, but he still acts like a child. His mother paid for his whole life: rent, bills, food, everything. He was super mean to her whenever she would call and he had a crazy bad temper. I was homeless once and my former boyfriend and I would hang out at his place sometimes. He would say the most f**ked up s**t to me, one time he even asked me if women were actually human.
The last day I saw him, he got p**sed off about something and threw a keg at my ex’s head. His place was FULL of music equipment he never used… guitars, drums, amps, soundboards, all kinds of expensive stuff. My ex dodged the keg and it flew and hit a bunch of equipment. The dude proceeded to completely trash all of his own stuff in a man-toddler rage. As we left he followed us down the street screaming obscenities and threatening to kill me. He got arrested not long after.
92. Too hot to handle
When I was 11, there was this one kid in the neighbourhood who was never disciplined, and as a result, he got away with whatever. In particular, he absolutely loved to steal food. My best friend in the neighbourhood was Latina, so they grew up on spicy s**t, and would walk around snacking on Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and such. I gingerly tried them and got used to them after a while, so soon I was walking around with my own bag.
I decided to prank the spoiled kid, so I walked around outside his house with my bag of Cheetos. As expected, the spoiled kid decided he wanted some and grabbed the bag from me. He had one single Cheeto and started crying right away and ran to his mom. He didn’t steal my s**t after that.
93. Stop needling people
One summer, I was at the babysitter’s house with a few other kids, including a girl about my age. She was a spoiled pain in the butt, and would constantly whine and cry whenever she didn’t get what she wanted. She also liked to instigate fights with the other kids over totally trivial things.
We got into a fight one day, and she went to go sit on the porch. She tripped and landed on her a*s, in a bed of cacti. She got to spend the afternoon crying and getting cactus needles pulled out of her by the babysitter lmao.
94. Different weight classes
These three boys were two years younger than my son, but they trying to wrestle with him, even though they were all five and he was seven. I got tired of telling my kid to just walk away, so one day I told him he could fight back.
The kids tried to wrestle him, and he threw one of them on the ground. The kid came up to me to snitch, and I told him that I didn’t care. If he wanted to wrestle with my kid, then my kid is now allowed to fight back even if he is older/bigger. The look on his face was priceless.
95. You break it.. you don’t buy it
I work in an Apple Store as a Genius. A kid (13-15 yrs old) once came in with his iPhone X and told me that he wanted a new phone. I asked him what was wrong with his current one and he said that every time he played Fortnite or Minecraft his phone got hot. I tried to explain to him that that’s an expected behaviour for graphic-intensive games and that when I play PUBGmobile my phone does the same thing. He screamed “I want a new f**king phone now!!” and slammed the phone on the table, which shattered the display.
The phone dropped to the stone floor and the back was totally shattered too. He looked at me and immediately blamed me for making him slam his phone. I told him “well now the phone is broken so that will be $549 to replace it”. At that point, his mom came in and saw the phone and asked what happens. Her son starts to say that I did it, but she looked at me and I told her what really happened. She just laughed and told her son to get the h*ll out and he would be without a phone until he could pay for it himself.
96. A pinch for a punch
I don’t actually remember it happening, but my mom loves to tell this story all the time. I was around 3-4 years old and my mom would babysit kids from across the street, including two older girls and a boy my age. The boy was a terror and a bully and would secretly go around pinching his sisters but they would just scold him, which worked for like ten minutes before he got straight back to it.
Apparently he pinched me and I just immediately punched him in the face. My mom said she was so stunned she didn’t react at first. He never made a peep, just went and played with some toys and I went back to doing whatever I was doing. Pinching was far far less after that and never to me again.
97. Revenge of the swans
Pretty minor, but I was walking past an artificial pond in a park and noticed a boy, probably about six or younger, standing right at the edge of the water and throwing rocks at the swans. The parents weren’t doing anything despite clearly paying attention to him, which annoyed me.
The kid actually managed to hit one of the birds and the swan reacted by straightening up and flapping its wings in what looked like an attempt to scare the kid away. It worked. He fell into the water and started crying.
98. Grandpa knows best
I was at the park with my brother’s wife and their daughter (my niece) and oversaw this exchange: A young kid, probably around five to seven was being obnoxious. Every 15 minutes or so, his grandparents would gather his toys and bring him over to their bench and put him in time out for a few minutes. He threw tantrums, but they would completely ignore him when he screamed and calmly ask him if he was finished. Time out didn’t start until he stopped crying.
He would go back to playing, then get all wound up, and end up in time out again. This happened three or four times in the hour-ish we were at the park. Finally, he made a little girl cry by taunting her about the fact that she didn’t have a certain toy but he did. The grandparents calmly walked over, took the toy from him, gave it to the little girl, and they left the park. The boy lost his absolute s**t the whole time they were leaving.
99. No twinkies for you
I worked as a bag boy at Safeway as a teenager. Some kids were having an absolute meltdown in line as the mother was checking out, all because their mom wouldn’t buy Twinkies. Eventually, she broke down and I am asked to retrieve the box of snacks. She then asked for a hand putting the groceries in the car, and as we headed there the kids never said thanks and continued to act terrible, even after they got what they wanted.
I load up her trunk as she gets them in their seats and I smash the box of twinkies. I turn around to go take the cart back and the mom is standing over my shoulder. She gives me a smirk and says “thanks for the help.”
100. Fruity pebbles
When I was five or six my parents took my brother and me to this local park to watch fireworks for Canada day. There were lots of families there and tons of kids playing on the playground and having some fun with sparklers. There was this one little brat of a boy that kept shoving everyone around on the playground and stealing their sparklers and putting them out. The playground had all these little pebbles on the ground and at one point he even pelted me with a bunch of them.
All of this was happening in front of his mother who acted totally oblivious. When the fireworks were on I was sitting near him, and he was munching on one of those mini cereal boxes of Rice Krispies. When he wasn’t looking I poured in a bunch of the little pebbles into the box and then watched him grab his next handful and chomp down on a mouthful of rocks and cereal. He immediately started crying and I disappeared into the shadows.