An Angry Starbucks Customer, A Cheating Ex-Husband, 19 Other People Who Deserved These Moments Of Petty Revenge

A while back, we wrote posts here and here where people shared their pettiest revenge stories. In the comments, some readers from the BuzzFeed Community shared their own wild revenge stories.


Here are some of the most shocking ones:

Note: Some responses were pulled from this Reddit thread from u/chipdumper.

1.This pumpkin destroyer:

A bunch of pumpkins on display outside

"Every year, the neighborhood jerk would run over my friend's pumpkin/fall display at the end of his driveway. My friend decided to put a stop to it. He withdrew money from his savings account so he would have enough to buy the largest pumpkin he could find, along with several large bags of Quikcrete. Filled that puppy up and made a real pretty display. The jack*ss broke the axle of his shotty car when he hit that pumpkin — couldn't even drive away. My friend had his car towed away, too."


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2.This minor charge:

"Went to a restaurant for brunch. Upon receiving my bill I noticed a $3 charge for table linen. As I was leaving, I folded up the tablecloth. The waiter asked, 'What are you doing?' I said, 'I paid for it; I’m taking it home.' And I did."


3.These dirty dishes:

"Had a roommate who would cook huge meals but never washed the dishes. We were a house of six, so the five of us would constantly get on her about at least using the dishwasher. One day, she cooks a huge meal and then leaves for the weekend — LEAVING THE LEFTOVERS OUT ON THE STOVE AND TWO SINKS FULL OF DISHES. So, one of my roommates calls me at work to warn me about the situation at home. When I got home, I took every pot, pan, dish, fork, and piled them on her bed. She came back two days later. Never had a problem again."


4.These wild partiers:

Someone stands with their pants around their ankles, like they're about to pee

"I lived in an apartment with a roommate. We had neighbors who would throw wild parties pretty frequently and often during the week. One day, my roommate who had to be awake early had enough and decided to piss on a metal pizza pan and stick it in the freezer. After a wild party, he pulled the pan out, flipped it upside-down — giving him a frozen disk of piss — and then slid that disk under their door where it would melt on their fully-carpeted entry way. Woke up to them shouting at the people who crashed at their place about who pissed on the floor what the f**k was wrong with them. Wish I could say they toned down their parties, but they didn't, and eventually got evicted."


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5.This demanding ex-husband:

"My now ex-husband told me when he wanted a divorce that I wasn't worth fighting for. This was right before he left me penniless borrowing money for food. He didn't leave for two weeks and got pissed when I wasn't still doing his laundry. I cleaned the toilet with his toothbrush."


6.This surprise at work:

"When I was a kid, I used to put underwear in the pockets and work bag of my parent whenever I was scolded. Petty delight, but now I feel bad for involving her work stuff because I know that all the hard work is for me."


7.This broken TV:

Someone tries turning on a TV with a remote, but fails

"My brother-in-law did something to irritate my wife back when they were in high school. My wife turned off the TV, wrote 'broken' on a piece of paper taped to the TV, shut off the power strip, and flipped the batteries around in the remote. Took my brother-in-law several days to figure it out."


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8.This forgetful husband:

"My husband was being a king-sized a** one day, and every time I asked him to help me do something, he wouldn't do it and would claim 'he forgot' while playing Call of Duty all night. I was cleaning his car out after a trip and found my daughter's dirty diaper on the floor in the backseat. I 'forgot' it out there. Brand new car smelled like a dumpster. 😈"


9.This ice-cold ex:

"My ex had been cheating on me the entire five years we were together. I was young and dumb, thought he would clean up his act. The final straw was when one night, he came home and fell asleep on the couch. One of his stores had caught fire recently, and another had been robbed, so he was working 16+ hour days. His phone went off, and I checked it, just to make sure it wasn’t important, so he could sleep or to know if I should wake him up. Nudes. Dumped a bucket of ice-cold water on him, kicked him out into a snowstorm, and proceeded to cut out all the pockets of all the pants in his wardrobe. All the utility pockets, all the back pockets — all of them were cut out. Idgaf."


10.This lunch thief:

Someone takes a container of food from a fridge

"For people who steal others lunches, you deserve what you get. Some bum at my job was doing it for weeks before I started paying them back. A couple berry (prune) smoothies, ghost pepper curry, and tasty tuna fish (cat food) sandwiches. Meanwhile, I’m eating McDonalds in my car. The food stealing stopped after three days. 😑"


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11.These spam emails:

"I had a terrible roommate who was once my best friend (long story). When she finally moved out, I used her email to sign up for all the gym email newsletters/notifications and Zillow listings."


12.This aftershave:

"My husband of 28 years suddenly had new clothes and aftershave at Christmas. I asked him where they came from, and he hedged on his answer. Shortly after, I found out he was having an affair, and I told him to leave. When he was packing, I went in the bathroom, took the aftershave, peed in it, and then put it back in his bag. I know it’s petty, but after 30 years my friends and I still laugh! He never found out. I hope his girlfriend enjoyed my scent!"


13.These noisy roommates:

"I had a roommate in college that would blare their TV and talk loudly on speakerphone well into the night. I was young and scared to confront them about it, but after a semester, I had had enough. One time, before going out, I put my speakers up against our shared wall and blasted Enya’s "Only Time" on endless repeat. I also locked my door so they couldn’t come in to turn it off. I got back around 3 a.m."

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14.This hairless cheater:

A bunch of hair on the ground with a comb

"My brother was manipulated at a young age (maybe 8 or 9) to keep my father's affair a secret after he found condoms in my dad's gym bag. My dad basically told my brother it would be his fault and the family would be destroyed if anyone found out. Fast-forward six or seven years when everyone found out because he got caught with his mistress in his classroom after school (he's a high school teacher). My mom decided to leave him, and my brother wrote my dad a scathing letter about how horrible of a father/husband he was, and ended it by letting my dad know he'd been putting Nair (hair removal) in his Rogaine (hair growth treatment) for the last two or year years."


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15.This tailgator:

"This guy in an El Camino was aggressively tailgating me in the slow lane — on the highway. Traffic was light so he could have passed easily. I’m in a SUV. I see metal debris in the road ahead of me; I know I can clear it and do. He wasn’t so lucky."

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16.This petty mix-up:

"One time, my husband pissed me off over something that I can’t even remember now, so my petty revenge was to take all of his black socks (the only color he wears) and intentionally mismatch every single pair when I folded them. Crew socks with knee high, ankles with dress socks, etc. It was the gift that kept on giving. 😆"


17.These missing labels:

"My brother did something to his annoy his then girlfriend. So, she took the labels off all his canned food/tins in the cupboards. Are you opening a tin of beans? Or a tin of tomato sauce? Or cat food? Kinda hilarious."


18.This entitled boss:

A bag of freshly-popped popcorn in a microwave

"I had a boss 7-8 years ago whom I hated; she was the fakest and most entitled person I had ever met. One day, she decided that she didn’t like the smell of microwave popcorn, so she waved her magic office wand and had it banned. Fast-forward a month or so. I was browsing Amazon and found one of those USB sticks that emits a smell when plugged in — the smell of buttered popcorn. I bought it, plugged it into the back of her computer, and she had the sweet smell of PopSecret in her office for six months. She complained almost every day. It’s the sweetest revenge I’ve ever tasted."


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19.This license plate:

"My coworker had been bad-mouthing me and trying to get me fired from my job, so when she told my friend she was getting a personalized plate for her car, I bought what she was trying to put on it just so she couldn’t have the license plate."


20.This fowl play:

"I caught my flatmate telling lies about me to some mutual friends. I made plans to move out the next month. In the meantime, she went out of town for a week and left her car parked in its usual spot in the parking lot. I threw birdseed on it every morning and evening, so when she came home, the birds wouldn't leave her car alone."


21.And finally, this Starbucks customer:

<div><p>"I used to manage a Starbucks, and when one of my baristas asked a guy his name, he just flipped out, belittled her, called her stupid, etc. and didn’t give a name. I take over the hand-off drinks and place his drink just on the hand-off with no words. (I’ll add, it was a busy store with a lot of people waiting.) I just keep putting drinks out for about 10-15 minutes, and the douchebag walks up and picks up his drink that’s now lukewarm and goes, 'Is this mine?' I just respond with 'I don’t know — it doesn’t have a name on it.'"</p><p>—<a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/Thejustinset;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">u/Thejustinset</a></p></div><span> Cavan Images / Getty Images</span>

"I used to manage a Starbucks, and when one of my baristas asked a guy his name, he just flipped out, belittled her, called her stupid, etc. and didn’t give a name. I take over the hand-off drinks and place his drink just on the hand-off with no words. (I’ll add, it was a busy store with a lot of people waiting.) I just keep putting drinks out for about 10-15 minutes, and the douchebag walks up and picks up his drink that’s now lukewarm and goes, 'Is this mine?' I just respond with 'I don’t know — it doesn’t have a name on it.'"


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What's your best petty revenge story? Let us know in the comments below.

Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.