They say that revenge is a dish best served cold, but it’s something that often happens in the heat of the moment. When someone repeatedly torments you, it’s all too easy to see red and immediately become obsessed with getting your own back.

Unfortunately, the problem with reacting without thinking is that it is all too easy to take things way too far. The people of Reddit have shared stories of times they tried to get their own back, only to make the situation way worse and regret what they did.

Whether it was trying to put an end to serious bullying, settle a petty score, or just bringing someone to justice for the cruel way they treated their pets, all these people had pretty good reasons for seeking to put someone in their place. However, all of them came to regret their actions, as their small-time revenge got way out of hand. These are the stories of people whose revenge took an unexpected and terrible turn, whether due to their own actions, sheer bad luck, or just some context they really should have known beforehand.

1. Romantic manipulation

I was dating this girl and my friend saw her around town a few times, and humiliated her in an effort to embarrass me. I told him to stop bothering her, but he did it again. That night I convinced him to try getting back together with his wildly insane and manipulative ex that he hadn’t spoken to in years, thinking that he would just humiliate himself by trying. Well, they got back together for a while. And had a baby. Now they’re terrible single parents.
PK_Thundah

2. A trip too far

I don’t know why, but a lot of the boys in my sixth-grade class thought it was hilarious to try and trip people. They’d get your a** no matter how careful you were. Well, I was pretty good at avoiding it, but when I was in gym class this kid named Joey got my a** hard. I was dribbling down court and he nailed me. I face-planted hard.

So I thought about how to get him, and I got him at lunch. He was holding a lunch tray, so his hands weren’t as useful. He nailed a table and lost a tooth. I got suspended for 10 days, and a strict no tripping policy got implemented, immediate suspensions if caught. Honestly I couldn’t even find it in me to feel bad after how many times I’d been tripped.

I-Am-Worthless

3. Glass half empty

This one is not as serious or entertaining as most of the answers you’ll find here. But when we were kids, my sister threw water at me and ran away so I picked up my glass of water and ran after her. I threw the water from the glass at her once I had her cornered. Unfortunately, the glass had slipped out of my hand and it hit her right across her face. She got bruised and cut pretty bad.

araja123khan

4. Advertising services

My friends and I used to pull a lot of pranks on each other growing up and about 10 years ago I was helping my buddy set up a new business. He was ordering business cards and the company he was going through was offering I think 500 or so free with a large order so we decided to prank our other friend. We made business cards with his name, phone number, home address and had his job title as “Professional Creep” with the slogan “If I’m creepin, you ain’t sleeping”.

We passed these cards out all over town. He was getting really harassing phone calls for awhile and couldn’t figure out why. After about 2 years he found one of the cards on a random fridge at a party and put 2 and 2 together. He was p***ed and is still getting random calls 10 years later. I feel really bad about that one…

smith495

5. Tractor trajectory

When I was in Nursery (pre-school) a kid used to constantly bully me and take my toys off of me. One day, outside in the garden he stole a toy tractor I was riding on, he stood up on the seat and stuck his tongue out at me. I remember being so upset because I was just playing quietly by myself, and he came over and ruined it.

Age four me had finally been broken, I ran and kicked the tractor which jolted it forward, he subsequently fell off and rolled down a hill into some stingy nettles and got some pretty bad cuts and bruises. I remember thinking right then and there ‘wow I really didn’t need to do that but that little part of me felt great.

UnhappyAnalysis

6. Getting the cold shoulder

Coworker and I had a friendly prank war spanning two years. Close to the end of our war he “iced” my car. Icing involves taking the hose to the parking lot every half hour and spraying a light mist over your victim’s car when it’s below zero out. I finished my 12-hour shift to find a car encased in 2 inches of ice. My revenge was, I thought, both more inconvenient for him and less freezing my balls off for me. I decided to take a bedsheet, drape it over his car, and only took 4 or 5 trips out with the hose the next night.

So the next morning he finds his car with a quarter-inch of ice freezing a sheet to his car. When he started peeling off the sheet he pulled his windshield wipers, arms and all off of his ratty jeep. I got a very p***ed off phone call. I felt bad, the unwritten rule was “embarrassing or inconvenient, no damage”. I paid for repairs.
FlipZer0

7. Nailed it

Had a neighbour yell at my younger brother about his weight and I took it extra personal. Didn’t know how to get him back without getting caught. Then I figured out I could place nails just under the back of the tire so when he pulled out of the driveway he’d run over them. Turns out he was super poor and couldn’t afford the repairs. My dad had to carpool with him to work for a month or so. I’ve never told anyone.
Da_Cosmic_KID

8. Upsetting justice

Some girl hit my car in a hit and run. There was a witness to the crime, so the police were able to track her down. When I was asked if I wanted to press charges I went for it. Turns out she had no license or insurance. I felt pretty justified until I realised that she was a teenager trying to raise a kid and barely making it by.

She kept trying to fight the charges but wound up getting sued by my insurance, having to pay me restitution via the court system, and four separate charges between all her crimes, all of which included a decent fine. She was some 18-year-old single mom. I felt super bad by the end of it: it was obviously the last thing she needed on her plate.

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9. Look where you’re going

When I was in ninth grade a kid ruthlessly bullied me for a few months. I had gotten sick of it and devised a plan for revenge. Every Wednesday we would get to sit outside for “quiet reading time” and this kid would always go back inside for a p**s. I had left and waited in the bathroom for him, peeking under the stall for his shoes to appear.

He came in the bathroom, took his p**s, then played on his Gameboy for the rest of reading time. The bell rang and he walked out to the crowded stairwell still looking down at his Gameboy. I bumped into him, he fell face-first down the stairs…. knocked out 4 front teeth. everyone on the stairs assumed he fell because he was playing his Gameboy. I feel pretty bad about it.

CORNDOG

10. A prank call gone wrong

One time I saw a truck with the typical “How’s my driving? Call xxx-xxx-xxxx”. So I call and tell them that the guy was driving erratically because 16 year old me thought that would be hilarious. The lady on the other end sounded like she was writing stuff down and I started to panic realizing that I may be screwing with the driver’s livelihood.

So mid-conversation I drop the phone on purpose and pick it up and deepen my voice to say “This is ForeseeablePast’s dad, apparently he thought it’d be funny to call the number on the back of your trucks as a prank”.

The lady was understanding and said that it’s nothing to mess around with, as they take driving safety very seriously. I continued to feel bad so I told her that my son would like to apologize — so I dropped the phone again and apologized in a regretful way and then hung up.

ForseablePast

11. The power of music

My brother and cousins were walking home from school. Well my brother and I were walking and my cousins were on bikes. They kept circling us and making fun of us because we didn’t have bikes. Then one of my cousins spat on me, which was the last straw.

Out of reflex, I blasted her with my trumpet case and she went flying, landed on the concrete and broke her arm. I felt awful, it was the first and last time I ever hit a girl. My family believed every word of the story, knew this cousin was always a total b***h to me, and largely believed she had it coming. I still felt awful tho.
SIM0NEY

12. An inconsiderate driver

Last year I was driving on the service road. Not all states have them but they run alongside a highway and allow drivers to get on and off of them. I was driving 50mph (the speed limit) when some jerk comes flying up behind me going at least 70mph. Instead of going around me he gets right up on my tail, puts on his high beams and honks his horn.

I want going to go any faster for their sake but my turn was coming up anyways. I made sure to take the turn slow enough to pass them off. Lucky enough, they were making the same turn. When he got in the other lane to finally pass me, I sped up and acted like I wasn’t going to let him pass.

Of course, they sped up very quickly and I let off my gas. What they didn’t know was that there was a major dip in the road coming up. They hit it full speed and came about 1 ft off the ground. When they landed I saw sparks and their bumper was hanging off as they pulled over. I feel bad for baiting them into that because someone could have been seriously hurt. But at least the a**hole learned their lesson.

nitemike

13. Mixing business and pleasure

During a rough patch with my (now ex) fiancé, he admitted to me that he had been cheating on me and was involved with someone else. At the time he was the General Manager of a company that was being sold, but none of the employees knew, as the company needed to be up and operating through the sale, at which time everyone would be out of a job, including him.

But he was getting some big $$$ for his efforts. So when he came clean about the cheating, I went out and got drunk with a friend. Came home that night and called everyone’s voice mail and left a message with the details of what was happening to their jobs and the company. It was a complete mutiny the next day, he was the most hated man in the office because of me.

notsherriseeley

14. Tying up the score

When I first became an electrician, an older journeyman decided to teach me not to leave my stuff laying around by taking 50+ small zip ties and encased my lineman’s pliers/Kleins. He was also trying to tell me I needed to buy some dykes/diagonal cutters. A tin knocker saw all of this go down and quietly gave me a very long, heavy-duty zip tie and suggested I put it on his truck’s drive shaft so he’d spend time looking for the noise.

The older journeyman didn’t show up for two days after I put the zip tie on because his truck broke down on the way home… Apparently, the zip tie got hung up and his drive shaft, transmission yoke, pillow block, differential yoke all got destroyed, which also took out the exhaust system just after the headers, and it managed to crack the fibreglass dually fender on the passenger side… He ended up buying a new truck shortly after that, and I never told him about the zip tie.

IrishDemon

15. Blame it on grandpa

My grandpa was a bit old school and gave me prison yard advice for my first week of school. He said, if anyone picks on you, just deal with them right then, don’t take it. First week of Kindergarten, a grade 1 kid was pushing me around, not letting me go back to class. I obviously decided to do exactly what my dad had told me.

I pushed him down against a fence and kicked him in the face 3 or 4 times, splitting his nose. ALMOST got kicked out of school, until they found out my grandpa had told me to do it. Thing is, no one messed with me after and that guy was nice to me all the way through to graduation. So, even though it was pretty messed up, it did prevent future bullying.

grayum_ian

16. Breaking the trust

In 3rd grade I was a very skinny girl, probably the skinniest in my class. But it wasn’t abnormal, it fit my frame. There was a rude chunky girl that picked on me and a few others constantly. She even got me sent to the guidance counsellor to have a meeting with the principal because she spread a rumour that I was bulimic and would make myself throw up every day after lunch. Which was NOT TRUE. I just happened to be a small girl.

Anyways, so we got paired up in P.E. for some trust exercises.. to this day, I don’t know why they put the biggest and smallest girls together for this.. but we did the thing where you fall back and they catch you. I went first, she caught me, all was well.

But then it was my turn to catch her, and as she was falling back I pretended to try and catch her but totally dropped her. She screamed and started crying immediately. I instantly yelled, “I’m sorry! I couldn’t catch you, I’m not strong enough!”, or something along this way lines. Turns out she broke her tailbone and fractured her wrist from the fall.. oops.

bumblebumblebuzz

17. Extra cruel balloons

When I was younger I was at a birthday party (I was like 6) and everyone decided to have a water balloon fight. My evil uncle Ron left a pocket of air in the water balloons so that they couldn’t pop. So my dad, not knowing the balloons couldn’t pop, whipped a balloon at this random kid and instead of hitting him and covering him in water is just smacked him and fell off onto the ground.

The kid was crying and he had a big red welt on his chest where the balloon hit and my dad felt really bad and said to the kid “here, I’ll do it to my own son to make you feel better” then proceeded to whip a death balloon at me. It smacked me in the back and nearly took me off my feet. Left a big ol’ red mark and hurt like s**t. Felt like a grown man smacked a sunburn full force. To make matters worse that kid’s dad died three weeks later. He still had the bruise from the balloon at the funeral, and so did I.

American_Squid

18. Pushing it too far

When I was a kid I was at a local river (a great swimming spot lots of people came to). My friend pushes me into the river and naturally, I came up spluttering and a little red in the face, but it was all in good fun. For the rest of the day, I planned to get her back, waiting for my opportunity to push her in, until she was at the edge of the river drying off.

I pushed her, but her flailing and the slippery nature of the rocks she was on made her slip on the spot, and instead of just splashing into the water, she landed on her back hitting the rocks hard, and then fell into the water. She was winded, but thankfully otherwise unharmed. Our parents were furious at me, and I just spent the few seconds it took to get her out (felt like a lot longer to me) just hoping I hadn’t broken her back or something.

KradeSmith

19. Ratting out the writer

I was jealous of a kid in my senior-year creative writing class (high school). We had to submit weekly fiction pieces, and everyone in the class would read each others’ stories and discuss them. This guy never wrote his own pieces; he actually had the balls to submit short stories he found online. Our teacher was not technologically savvy and way too trusting of his students, so it was never obvious to him. The kid received glowing praise every week in class, and it infuriated a lot of people to sit there and watch the teacher gush over this fraud.

I finally decided to do something and snitched. He was nailed for cheating and failed the class, resulting in a failing grade for his English requirement. This was problematic for him because he had applied early decision to one school, and it was now late into Senior year when he could no longer apply to schools. Because of a failing grade, this crushed his GPA and somehow the University was also aware of the cheating. They reversed their admittance and he had to spend a year at home.

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20. Root beer revenge

A kid on my track team would always come by and take a drink of whatever I had with me. I was sick of it and brought a root beer with me which had been spiked with 3x the recommended dose of root beer-flavoured exlax. Sure enough, he came by and I said you know what Tony, why don’t you just take the whole thing. He did.

Well, we were having a home meet that day and he was our best pole vaulter and part of the relay team. I thought maybe he’d feel a little off and under-preform. In the midst of our warm-ups, he went missing and was absent the entire meet. I later found out he was dangerously ill, and his scores were ruined because he couldn’t compete.

Synyster328

21. 14 whole potatoes

A guy a couple of houses down from our house came up to me and my dog, and kicked into my dog because we were “playing too loud” on the street, and supposedly woke him up – he was very clearly drunk though. No warning, he just kicks into my dog (on the behind). Now that doesn’t really sit well with me for obvious reasons, but he is drunk, I’m barely 13, yelled at him for being an a**hole and took the poor dog inside. However it felt like I let my “friend down”, so I decided to take my revenge on his car.

Do you know the potato method? Where you push a potato into the exhaust, and the engine doesn’t start? Well, I decided to sneak out at midnight, brought a smaller hammer with me, and 14 potatoes. I only managed to hammer and push in 9 though. Still, felt like that’s gonna be enough. Sure enough, the car didn’t start. Got a lump in my throat when I overheard my parents talk about how he got fired because “some punks” pulled a prank on him. Apparently, he got in trouble for being late a couple of times before.

deino

22. Prank calls made personal

We learned how to make your caller ID come from any number we want. We pranked my mom by calling from the White House and other little pranks. Then the drunk down the street kicked his dog to death. So, we made the caller ID say “Oregon State Police” and called his neighbours to inform them that he was a dangerous predator. A few months later he moved.

springchikun

23. A very special recipe

I had a roommate that stole food. So my two other roommates and I made brownies with chocolate Ex-Lax. I very clearly told her NOT to eat them. They were for something at school. Do NOT eat them. Four of them disappeared the night she and our other roommate had a midterm. According to the other roommate, she was white as a sheet, barely made it through the exam, and didn’t come back for the second half of class. I might have picked another night, had I known, and maybe not used the whole box of Ex-Lax.

gayeld

24. A tiresome roommate

Had a roommate who basically let his new GF move into our house in college. She helped herself to everything in the house but never contributed. Finally, she parked in my parking spot and that was my breaking point. I let all the air out of all of her tires, thinking she’d just air them back up and it would be an inconvenience. Instead, she ended up buying all new tires. Whoops. Never came clean about it.

SEIVIP

25. A brutal burn

I used to play a lot of WoW back in freshman year of high school. One of my classmates would constantly make fun of me for it, calling me “Cravin’” as if I was addicted to the game and wanted nothing more than to play. This guy was also quite a bit overweight. Well, I learned from a friend that the reason this kid was overweight was because his family wasn’t too well off, and his dad would frequently bring home cheap pizza for dinner.

The next time he called me “Cravin’”, I turned around and said “Well, at least I ain’t cravin’ pizza”. That put a complete stop to the s**t right there and I never heard from him again. I think it was a little harsh, but he began losing quite a bit of weight over the next few years so perhaps something good came of it!

freekz80

26. Hitting a wall

One time this kid was making fun of me, so I had the teacher call my mom and come get me. When I went to get my things together, he threw my brand new jacket on the floor and stood on it. I got so angry that I ripped the jacket out from underneath him so hard, he feet flew out and he slammed his head into a concrete wall. He passed right out and had to go to the hospital. I was probably eight.

SraaPirec

27. Video game vengeance

My older brother was always quite horrible to me as a child and my parents never really did much about it, he was also much bigger than me so I couldn’t retaliate in a physical way. One day I had just had enough, My revenge? He had been playing Rome Total War for a good 6 hours a day for about 3 weeks. I started a new game and overwrote his save file.

I have nver seen fury like it before or since. I regretted it at the time cause he was so angry it scared me and it made him dislike me even more but now I praise my 13-year-old self for hitting him where it clearly hurt most. He did continue to mess with me afterwards but it hurt less knowing that I had really annoyed him.

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28. Accidentally unprofessional

I was involved in a fantasy football league with some friends. I would constantly be looking at it on the weekends and leave my laptop unattended in my living room. My roommate at the time got ahold of my laptop when I was gone and decided to post something masquerading as me that was rather unflattering. All in good fun, no big deal.

About a week later I found he was still logged into his league on my laptop that he had used briefly. In revenge I posted a poll for his league mates to vote on asking how many dongs they thought he could fit in his mouth with a variety of choices. Well, I found out shortly after by text from him that this league was with his coworkers including the president of the company. He had to meet with the president and had to explain himself as well to all his coworkers.

gay-frogs-r-real

29. Should have done the washing up

In my second year at uni, we had a housemate that we all liked to pull pranks on (he was insanely tall and liked to act like the alpha male so we had to bring him down a peg or two). One day he’s asleep and my housemate says he’s gonna go into his room and throw a cup of water on him. For once I felt bad for him so I said I wasn’t going to partake.

5 minutes later, my housemate runs back into his room giggling and locks the door, to which I say “I guarantee you he’s gonna think it was me and mess with my room instead”. Lo and behold, 5 minutes later I hear the door to my room open and close, so I walk in there to find an entire bucket of water upturned on my bed.

At this point, I’m pretty p**sed cos I had nothing to do with the initial prank. So I go downstairs to the kitchen, find a huge dish bucket full of old dirty plates and cutlery, (swimming in chunks of mould where the plates had been sat festering in it for at least a month), carried it to his room and threw it over his head, covering him not only in mouldy water, but also some cutlery that I had failed to remove. As a result, I accidentally broke one of his ps4 controllers, he had to go take a long shower to wash the residue off himself, and the room smelt so bad that he had to sleep in the lounge for the next 2 weeks.

jburch93

30. A peeing contest

When I was 21 there was a party at my house, and my roommate blacked out so instead of dragging him downstairs I dropped him off on my futon that I used as a couch, wake up middle of the night he’s still blacked out and standing there peeing on my bed. Furious I kick him out of my room, I’ll deal with this tomorrow I thought.

Next morning I wake up furious, walk out and start yelling at him, and instead of feeling bad he laughs and thinks it’s funny. I declare Hammurabi’s law, and walk downstairs, and let my bladder loose all over his bed, day after drinking, foul smelling, full bladder of beer pee. He was obviously furious, and I felt gross doing it, but it’s what he deserved.

thesystem21

31. Cutlery chaos

My parents built my brother and me an outdoor clubhouse when we were little. He got the top of the clubhouse and I got the bottom. The bottom was just a square pit of river rock and spiderwebs. The access to the ropes and ladders were at the top of the clubhouse and he had a table and some other s**t up there. It was so unfair.

We were eating lunch outside one day and I wanted to come up and eat with him. He said no (like he usually did) so I climbed up the ladder and threw my spoon at him. It hit him in the head and actually cut him head open. I feel slightly bad about it now since we get along, but he was such a d**k (so were my parents) when I was a kid.

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32. Hitting where it hurts

In middle school my good friend’s mom died. We lived in a very religious town, but her family was not particularly religious. A few weeks after the funeral my friend started acting strange towards me. She would call me a b***h while when she walked past me in the hallway at school. She’d give me the finger and she started turning everyone against me.

I had no clue why. (I still have no clue) So one day my bestie and I are walking home after school and this friend almost hits me with her bike, starts calling me names and swearing at me. Before I could even think I blurted out “Why don’t you go join your mom… IN HELL!” As soon as I said it I regretted it. I got beat up at school the next day. Years later in high school I had the opportunity to apologize to her and she accepted. I really shouldn’t have said that… I still feel bad more than 20 years later.

whitelimo69

33. Causing a stink

Back in middle school, a friend of mine threw a small wadded piece of paper at me. I retaliated by throwing the only thing I could find, which was mud close to my shoes. Smacked him right in the face with it. The worst part is, it turned out to be dog s**t that was at the bottom of my shoe. I still vividly remember his angry “wtf man I throw paper at you and you throw dog s**t?”

Gdlk_Abe

34. A reality-breaking prank

A little late to the party but in high school my girlfriend and her then best friend started arguing and the girl started a rumour that she had a video of me doing something really sexual and embarrassing with my girlfriend. Obviously, no one believed her but my friend was talking to me and suggested I get revenge so we devised a plan to get the most diverse group of people we could.

We had them whisper “wake up” to her about half the time they saw her. After about a week we heard that she was checked into a psych ward, luckily she was out in a few days and back at school. When I planned the prank, I had no idea it would have such serious consequences, and I felt pretty bad for terrifying the girl so much.

BrogaPants

35. No more graduation

An old college roommate stole some random household items that I had to replace to the tune of $100, not a lot but it was a lot since I was a broke college student. I remembered her student ID + password since I had to help her register for classes the semester prior because she was an idiot.

About a month before Finals that semester I went on the account and officially withdrew from all of her classes and she had to take another semester to graduate since all of those classes were full and waitlisted. It was really terrible in retrospect and I’m much more mature now.

MisterPhamtastic

36. Cutting all contact

My best friend slept with my son’s father while I was pregnant. Then she got on drugs and went to prison. I found out. I had been helping her mother care for her daughters, writing to her each week, visiting her twice a week, putting money on her books… everything. I wrote to her, told her what I had found out, and then cut all contact. The only thing I continued to do was help care for her daughters. I cut off all emotional support when she needed it the most.

Even when she was transferred into the federal system, and went states away. Returned all letters, refused all phone calls. She was released a year or so ago, I did not pick her up as originally planned. When she showed up at my house to collect her daughters, they were afraid of her. Now, I feel like I may have been too mean. She wasn’t thinking properly when she decided to sleep with my son’s father, and I wasn’t a very good friend when it counted.

justlookingaround254

37. Stealing from a thief

I got into a car accident and was unable to go back to my apartment for about a week. I lived with two roommates at the time. Anyhow, I come back and most all of my stuff was missing. Clothes, CDs and even my grandmother’s perfume bottles she had gifted me. Long story short, I go into one of my roommate’s rooms and she had most of my clothes hidden in her closet, under her bed, behind her dresser, you name it.

The girl even had some of my bras and socks. So I took it all back. When I called and talked to her, I pretended I had no idea she took my stuff. She tried claiming that some girls came over that our other roommate invited over, and they MUST have taken my stuff. Hearing her invent a whole story to my face made me even angrier.

Long story short, I took some garbage bags and filled them up with most all of her clothes and her bedding, went out to the middle of nowhere, dug a hole and burned them. She called me hours later frantically asking what happened to her stuff and I told her those girls must have come over again. She then lost her composure with her lies and started screaming at me telling me to bring her stuff back.

udntsay

38. An empty threat

In middle school, music class. I would bust balls (as would others) about their skill. Since I was by far the worst drummer, I thought this dude a grade ahead of me would get ‘the joke’. I was walking out of the hall, down the stairs, when this guy comes running down & slams my face into a wall & then runs away. So, in the VPs office, he starts to explain to this kid that “He could sue you for $200,000, you realize that?”. I have no idea where he came up with that number.

Anyways, after we walked out the door, I said “You’re going to high school next year, where my brother will be a senior. He’s 6′ 4″, 220. He will be waiting for you.” (my brother was big, but he wouldn’t go beat up a kid for me, so it was just an empty threat). Dude dropped out of high school. I saw him a couple of years later & he looked like complete s**t (dark eyes, weight gain, unshaven). I still kinda feel bad, but I didn’t physically assault him.

DontToewsMeBro2

39. A leak in the laundry

Had a lady that kept taking my clothes out of the dryer before they were done and throwing them on the floor. So she could get her clothes dried for free. I knew it was a lady because guys don’t wear that colour of thong. Well, it happened for like a month. Then, for about a week straight, I just p**sed in the dryer every single f**king time it happened. It stopped happening. Weird how that works.

Mkingupstuff2looktuf

40. Taking the pacifist route

When I was little, my younger cousin shot me with a paintball gun at a fairly close range. It really f’ing hurt but I wasn’t a violent child so I decided to rally the next-door neighbour’s kid and attack him with squirt guns. We chased him forever, then two of us ran inside and locked the door. When he tried to get in, he was cornered.

The other kids just kept squirting him and we laughed on the other side of the glass while he cried and complained that he couldn’t breathe. Turns out he really couldn’t and was having a violent asthma attack. Our parents had to call an ambulance and he was rushed to the hospital. I’ve never had such a harmless prank get scary so fast.

grampu

41. Messing with the internet

When I was in college, I lived with my wife (at the time gf) and her parents. The wireless card in my laptop died and I was in school for network engineering. I needed internet. So I ran an ethernet cable to my room through the central vent. My Father-in-law ripped it out a couple days later to “test” something. Not only did our internet come in through the modem, but so did our phone and cable. So when he was watching tv, I reset the modem with my phone.

He was on a phone call, reset the modem. Playing Eve and in a battle, reset the modem. Did it for about 2 days, thinking he would ask the network engineering student in the house to at least take a look at it, I would have said something like “oh look, the power wasn’t plugged in all the way…That must be why it kept resetting”. But instead, he called the ISP, paid out of the a** to cancel the service, paid out of the a** again to get new service installed. To this day he doesn’t know it was me all along.

CubbyNINJA

42. The sweet taste of revenge

I had a really bad teacher in middle school. Like, he would teach a skip over most of the lesson then tell all of us how dumb we were for not having a clue how to complete the assignments. He was unnecessarily mean, he wouldn’t answer questions about what he was teaching, and also was really creepy around the girls especially.

I don’t really remember what the final straw was, but we decided to f**k his truck up one day. We got a funnel and dumped a s**tload of sugar in his gas tank. What we didn’t know was his wife was pregnant with their second child and the financial burden of buying a replacement vehicle on a teacher’s salary caused them to lose their home.

Nevermind04

43. An uncaring coworker

I worked with a girl when I was 16-17. She was a s***ty person in general, but she bullied me to the point where she was trying to get me to fight her on multiple occasions. Then I found out she was sending naked pics to my then-boyfriend by finding them on his phone.

So I made a Facebook profile with all of them publicly accessible and invited everyone on her friends list. I found out later her mom died the day I decided to get revenge… Probably the most f**ked up thing I’ve ever done.

SnowTiger76

44. Making them pay

In middle school, 7th grade I was put on the reduced lunch program so I got food for like $1 instead of $2.10 like everyone else. I always paid for my food in coins since it was always easy to find a dollar in coins throughout the day. Everyday I would give $1 in coins to the cashier lady and she would throw a fit. She would say to me, “it’s not my job to count your change”. My reply was always “you’re a cashier. That’s your exact job description”.

Well one day I show up with my coins and hand them to her and she goes “what are ya? Poor or something?” I was enraged. The next day I came in with 100 pennies, made her count all of them, then went to the office to tell on her. She was fired the next day. Oops. That wasn’t really my intention but I also don’t really feel bad about it.

Wrastling97

45. A deadly coffee cocktail

My father’s family is very large and we cousins were very close growing up. We have a family estate out in the middle of nowhere, and there was nothing to do back then — no internet and parents wouldn’t let us watch TV. Needless to say, we had a lot of time on our hands so we started prank wars: boys vs girls usually.

Every holiday we’d spend multiple days stuck together in the house. One year the guys took all of the girl’s undergarments, soaked them in water, and froze them in the freezers. For revenge, the girls decided they would spike the coffee with cayenne and peppers. (Why idk bc we were young teens and none of us drank coffee??).

Well, my great uncle was an early riser and every morning would get up before everyone else and put on coffee for the entire house. He was very elderly and sick, but drank coffee throughout the day. Including that morning. He had such a bad reaction he nearly had a heart attack. It was really bad, we all got in trouble and the prank wars stopped.

mric124

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46. A very sorry water stealer

When I played football in high school my teammates would steal my water to the point that I had to use my friend’s water because my bottle would be empty. Around the time of twice a day practices, I got tired of it and decided to put an entire bottle of miralax into my 3-litre bottle and told my friends not to drink it. I figured that whoever is stealing my water wouldn’t show up to the second practice then I could confront them about stealing my water.

When I went home in between practices I grabbed my water bottle and found out it was empty, and got genuinely worried about the person that drank that much laxative. I found out the next day that the kid that stole my water had such bad diarrhoea that he started to poop blood and started to throw up. I felt kinda bad but for the rest of the year everyone was afraid to drink my water.

Tomdurant

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47. Leaving a bad taste in their mouth

I was living in a house with 5 other people in college and ended up dating one of the girls for 6 months. I come home one day and she’s showing some guy around our house who’s her “tutor.” A month later she dumps me and it’s this “tutor” who she’s dating instead. I can hear them cooing to each other, kissing, f**king… It’s driving me insane (never date a roommate btw). Every time I go to the bathroom I see his toothbrush in there. So in that state of mind, I decide the best revenge would be to take his toothbrush and scrub the toilet with it.

And I did this multiple times over the course of a couple of months. At the time it felt like justice. Now it seems super childish and although I don’t know if he ever got sick, I’m worried about what my actions may have caused. Besides, it was her I should have been mad at and not this guy who probably had no clue about the situation.

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