People Share Their Funniest Petty Revenge Stories

Revenge really is a dish best served in the most menial and asininely irritating manner possible. From running over people's lunch with your car and repackaging it, to advertising a pet goat for sale online and leaving your shady landlord's phone number, there really is nothing like getting back at the people who get under your skin.

One person took to Reddit to uncover some stories of petty revenge, by asking, "Reddit, what's your best/funniest personal example of petty revenge?"

And boy, did the internet deliver! There were a plethora of petty stories that will have you plotting your own revenge against that person in the office who steals your lunch, the best of which have been gathered below!

Putting Homemade Experiments Under A Sibling's Bed

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"When I was a kid I got the Sabrina the Teenage Witch 'Handbook' - it was full of kiddie experiments and stuff and was pretty fun. My older sister had upset or annoyed me about something, so I tried out one of the 'tricks' from the book, you fill a cup with water and some corn kernels, put some tinfoil on top of the cup, the kernels eventually pop and it makes noise against the tinfoil.

"I put it under her bed, it takes a few days to 'work', so I completely forgot about it, until one night I woke up to my two sisters whispering - it had popped in the middle of the night and she thought there was a rat under her bed." — caca_milis_

This book sounds like something that every kid should have! Also, that new Sabrina show is nowhere near as good as the 90s one, I mean, the cat doesn't even talk!

Leaving The Person Who Doesn't Contribute To The Group Project To Fail

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"This happened to my SO when he was at university - another comment here reminded me of it. His class was doing presentations in pairs, and he got paired with some girl who didn't bother to bring notes or research information for their presentation. She instead let him do all the work, and any slides she did were made from his notes and research. He complained to his tutor and she told him 'Don't worry, leave it to me'. And then the day of the presentation comes.

"They present, and then at the end, the tutor asks the girl a question. If I remember correctly the question was something like, 'Is there any evidence to suggest that some cultures are more prone to mental health problems?'. And the girl answered no. The tutor then asked my SO the exact same question, and because he'd actually read the research on the topic, he was able to list several studies that showed that some cultures are in fact more prone to mental health issues." — Lil-Night

Apparently, the other girl ended up getting a D, while this person's significant other ended up getting an A.

Destroying Their Coworker's Lunch

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"Someone in my office would always crush lunches with his gigantic lunch box. Either he ate bricks or lead, I don't know, but I always came to the office fridge and found that my lunch was in pieces.

"So, after three bouts of this, and numerous notes from myself and other colleagues, I carefully removed his lunch box, emptied the contents (a gigantic sandwich, a Twinkie, chips, some vegetable pieces, and a few other bits), and ran over them with my car. I carefully packed it back in, and put it back." — AR3Leatherworks

The person who wrote this went on to say that the other person began keeping their lunch in a separate cooler from then on. People who do not respect the communal fridge are the spawn of satan!

Causing Their Landlord To Have To Change Numbers

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"Listing a Playstation 4 as brand new on multiple second-hand goods websites, for $50. I used my old landlord's phone number as the contact number, 'cos f*ck that guy. He had to change numbers." — coffeeislife_SA

There were so many stories of people trying to get back at landlords. It is understandable though, as there are so many shady and inept landlords out there who never get their comeuppance.

Changing Their Mugs

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"My wife is very picky about the mugs she has for different hot drinks: Tall mugs for coffee, wide mugs for tea, dainty cups for fruit teas. When she's being irritating and asks for a cuppa she gets very plain, boring builders mugs and I delight at the mild irritation it brings." — SailingOnFishlessSea

This reads like the background plot to a midday British Agatha Christie-Esque murder story. You don't mess with people's tea in Britain, or else you risk being murdered.

Hiding All Of The Toilet Paper

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"We had a guy in our office take a crap in the bathroom every day after lunch and it would stink up the whole office. The manager asked everyone who needed to vacate their bowels to please use the lobby bathroom since our office was small and we only had one bathroom. He didn't listen. Fortunately, he was like clockwork so 5 minutes before he went in I took all the toilet paper... that's right. I forced the man to live with a dirty ass." — Link-to-the-Pastiche

Apparently, the smell was terrible for that one day, however, they wrote that it was worth it to teach them a lesson. Although, after about two weeks, they started defecating in the office toilet again!

Giving Their Classmate The Wrong Class Notes

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"I had a guy in school who would always skip class and then ask for my notes. We had a group project worth almost 40% of our grade and he did zero work, and the prof told me tough luck. Instead of just saying no the next time he asked for notes, I took the low road and began giving him edited versions. I would leave items out of lists, incorrectly define things or just straight up write stuff that makes no sense.

"An example of the crap I would put in: To calculate return on investment, subtract your yearly earnings from your current bank balance, then multiply by Escher's factorial (4.22). If he had even once bothered to crack the text he would have figured it out, but that apparently would have been too much effort for him." — failing_forwards

People not putting effort into group projects is one of the most infuriating things you can experience while at school. Also, this person went on to say that the person who had been copying them had to retake the class.

Messing With Their Mouse

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"I once had a colleague I hated (he was very condescending and really arrogant), so I put an extra Bluetooth receiver on his computer for a computer mouse and kept the mouse in my drawer. I would just open my drawer and it would mess his sh*t right up. Kept it going for like 2 months. He was about to murder the world when I thought I better stop."

Ah, Bluetooth mouse, the scourge of so many office workers. Sure, they look cooler and they make your desk less cluttered, but give me a wired mouse any day!

Stealing The Love Of A Neighbor's Dog

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"My boyfriend's uncle and 7-year old cousin live upstairs from us. His cousin has a tendency to be a little brat. I was holding her Yorkie when she came over and yanked her from my arms. No more than 20 minutes later I went out and bought some dog treats. Every day when I come home I give the dog a treat. Now the dog waits by our door instead of hers." — Dween_Deedles

A few people questioned whether this was a little too petty for a child. However, this person responded by saying that the girls' dog still loves her, it just like this person more!

Framing A Sibling For Wetting The Bed

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"When I was a kid I had a bedwetting problem. I am not ashamed of this now, as thousands of other kids have had the same problems... at the time, however, this was humiliating. My younger brother started telling other kids around school how extensive the issue was. I was mortified.

"Even after our mother told him to knock it off, he continued. So I decided to level the playing field. The whole 'hand in a cup of warm water' deal didn't work. I stood over him as he slept one night and pissed on him. The next morning, my mom was horrified and wound up taking a call from my grandmother. 'I don't know what to do, now BOTH of them are pissing the bed,' she explained, clearly frustrated." — hardybe

Well, that is one hell of an intense response! But, it worked I guess, as this person went on to say that their brother quickly stopped making fun of them in school or at home.

Leaving A Boss Hanging Out To Dry

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"I had a 6-month school internship at a mobile phone store. The boss was a total asshole that treated his school-interns like full paid workers (even gave me some concerning money-responsibilities).

"A while after the internship he called to tell me I would have to give a statement at court. He had a problem with some customers and a shipment and he planned to tell the court that he explained to me everything concerning shippings precisely. Of course, he didn't. And of course, I didn't lie in front of the judge. My boss' attorney gave me a look I will never forget when he realized his stupid plans didn't work out. A few weeks later my now ex-boss tried to call me again. I didn't pick up." — overbread

Spamming Their Terrible Landlord

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"Once there was huge snowfall (~24" in 24 hours) and the property management company hadn't touched the snow in our parking lot for days. After day 3 I called to mention we were sort of trapped and they needed to send trucks/snow blowers / etc to take care of things. The response I got was basically 'Sorry, we'll get to it sooner or later'. Side note — years ago if you opened a yahoo email, you could add a second email for recovery without confirming it.

"I created a new @yahoo email address and used their general @Xpropertymanagement as the alternate email. I had it copy every email to both. I then signed up for alerts for every time there was an eBay listing for 'snow plow' 'snow blower' 'snow shovel' or there was a 'sale on X snow removal' gear. It took a matter of hours before thousands of emails were sent. Ended up crashing their email server.

"They responded to all residents with a very nice email explaining they get the frustration, and they're working on it, so I paused the alerts. 24 hours later, still, nothing, alerts back on. Eventually, we got the driveway plowed and life was good." — Sidekicknicholas

Disrupting Coworker's Internet

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"Work-related- My co-worker was always complaining and always lazy with his work, yet he got recognition for the simplest thing he would actually do. He also took credit for a full days work that was pretty much all me. I always got ignored. So one day, I came in early and I unplugged his Ethernet jack just barley to the point it looked like it was still plugged into his computer.

"For 4 hours he couldn't do any work. Meanwhile, I got my work done, and he couldn't take any credit for it since everyone knew he didn't have Internet access. Halfway through the day, he left on break, I plugged it back in and bam, just like this it was working. By then, he couldn't claim my work, and I begun to get noticed more." — sippistar

The amount of people writing about messing with their coworkers is absolutely staggering! Is this level of tomfoolery going on in every office much to my ignorance?

Embarrassing A Classmate In Front Of The Entire Class

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"This dude in my accounting class in high school used to ask me for answers to questions, only to spout then to the teacher like he'd worked them out. One day our teacher comes into class with a pierced tongue and is talking sort of funny. Terry, as his name is, proceeds to use it as a point of conversation. 'Hey miss, do you have any other piercings, like your ear?' 'No,' she responds, thinking he's making inane conversation. 'Would you get your nose pierced?' He keeps asking, just to prolong the time before class starts.

As usual, he leans over asking for help. 'What are some other good things to ask her?' I was annoyed that he always asked for my help to benefit him, so I thought I'd have some fun. 'Labia, ask if she's going to get her labia pierced.' 'The fuck is a labia?' he says. 'Oh, sorry, it means eyebrow, that's like the piercing name for it. Like how a tragus is that nose piercing, yeah?' 'Oh cool! Hey miss, are you going to get your labia pierced next?'

"Every girl, and especially the teacher, in the class, looked at him like he was trash, and he tried blaming me, but I brushed it off gracefully." — aidyfarman

Teabags In The Sink

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"My missus leaves tea bags in the sink so I put them in her wallet."

I feel like I am in no position to comment on this one, as I always leave tea bags in the sink and forget about them. I guess I should count my lucky stars that they have never found their way into my wallet... yet!

Bombarding Fat-Shamer With Junk Mail

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"In college (early 1990's), I lived with several guys in a suite. One liked to call me 'chunky A', yes, I was chubby (I still am, but I have lost a lot of weight and I am continue to lose more). I asked him politely but firmly to not call me that. He laughed and did it more. I proceeded to call up every info-mercial I saw on TV to send him baldness cures (he was losing his hair), Tourist information from places like Iowa and Nebraska, had information sent to him about adult bed wetting, etc.

"He accused me of it, and I told him, why would I do such a thing to him? I kept it up for 2 years while he lived in the dorms. In his junior year, he moved out to an off-campus place. I found out where he lived and I waited a couple of months and started it all over again. Yeah, I bombarded him with junk mail." — Tsquare43

Anyone who calls their flatmate something as horrible as "Chunky A", deserves all the retribution they get!

Booby-Trapping A Sandwich

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"Study hall in 8th grade. I always brought two small sandwiches to school so I could have one at lunch and one in study hall since our teacher let us eat in that class. One day, I was about to eat my Sandwich, I get up to use the bathroom. As I walk back in the classroom, I see the kid in front of me eating my sandwich. I confront him politely and he denies it completely. I left my sandwich on my desk the next day just to make sure it was him, and what do you know, it is.

"On the third day I put habanero cheese on my sandwich, and doused it in ghost pepper sauce [it] luckily didn't smell spicy. I get to study hall and my plan works flawlessly. I leave my trap sandwich on my desk and get up to use the restroom. This time I take as long as I can. My study hall teacher was anal about the hall pass, only one guy was allowed to leave the class at a time, even for water. After about ten minutes I come back to be greeted by the sandwich thief crying hysterically waiting for the hall pass. He was in the bathroom for the rest of the day." — iwmcguy

As someone who cannot handle even the slightest amount of spice, this would be a truly horrific punishment!

Drinking Salad Dressing

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"In seventh grade, I used to take home-made lunch to school. We prepared our own salad dressing (lemon juice, salt, oil, etc), and one kid decided it would be good to steal it and drink it before lunchtime. I asked him not to, but he continued to drink it but started doing so in one gulp so I couldn't stop him. So instead of making a huge deal, I prepared two salad dressings. One that I would actually use on my salad, and another that had all the liquid condiments I could find in my mom's kitchen. It was really fun to see his face as he drank it.

"He never stole my salad dressing again." — pipenho

I mean, who thinks it would be a good idea to drink salad dressing? If you think that this is okay behavior, then you brought this completely upon yourself!

The Most Wholesome Revenge

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"When I was about 13, I was snooping around my older brother's room and found a stack of 20 dollar bills stashed away. He was saving up from his high school job to buy a car. Hundreds of dollars. To 13-year old me it was a fortune, and I figured he wouldn't notice if I stole just one 20 — still a lot of money to me. So I did.

"For years I would remember it every once and a while and feel guilty. The worst part was, when I took the 20, he was also a teenage kid and probably knew exactly how much money was there. He probably knew I took one but let me get away with it because he figured I needed it. That made me feel much worse.

"15 years later, I'm hanging around with him on the holidays. I see that he left his wallet on the counter, and he's upstairs. I sneak into his wallet, see there's a few 20s, and I slide an extra one in there. Got him!" — Orange_Kid

What a wonderfully wholesome tale! I thought it was necessary to show an example of people being actually nice to each other instead of exacting petty revenge!

Logging Into Cheating Ex's DVR

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"My Ex cheated with a married man. He now lives with her. He is a POS... but, anyway, I still have a login for her DVR. I logged in, erased all her shows, then recorded only the show 'Cheaters.' Petty, but it makes me laugh." — redman2532

That is a pretty low-key revenge for someone who had cheated on you, so good on your for showing restraint.

Do you have a favorite punishment from this list? Let me know if so in the comments, personally, mine was the spicy sandwich!