So petty, so good
Getting revenge on someone is odd in that the smaller the initial infraction, the better the comeuppance feels. If it’s a dish best served cold, then the highlight of the meal is the amuse-bouche.
In short, there’s no better revenge than petty revenge and the internet knows it. Among pictures of cats and stories of clever comebacks that totally happened, heavy interneters love to trade stories of the small victories they won over people who slightly inconvenienced them. We gathered a few of Reddit‘s best.
Take Your Time
Crossing at a busy downtown intersection, a very impatient driver waiting to make a turn honked at a lady pushing a stroller (she had the right of way). I slowed down, but the guy next to me straight up stopped in front of the car, then bent down to re-tie his shoelaces (sorakoi)
Made For Each Other
My mom & dad. This happened when I was in my late twenties. My mom & I were in the car. My dad called and they started bickering with each other. My mom got irritated, and hung up on him. He called her right back, and when she answered he hung up on HER!
Didn’t even say a word just waited for her to pick and and hung up. It was so petty and hilarious to see my parents acting like children. I couldn’t stop laughing. They’ve been married over 35 years. I still get tickled when I think about that (underthetootsierolls)
Spamming the Spammer
I saw an ad for a work from home type job. It didn’t sound scammy and sounded sort of legit. So I asked for more info from the website. enter your email thing. It was crap, and was sending me spam several times a day. For whatever reason blocking it didn’t work.
I got annoyed one day and answered back, stop spamming me. The guy actually answered. He actually monitors that address. He told me to unsubscribe. Which did nothing. After about another week of it, I came up with an idea.
I took his email address he answered from and added it to his own list. Then signed it up for any other spam I could find. A few days later it stopped spamming me. (devoidz)