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“Are They Stupid Or What”: Person Takes Perfect Revenge On Construction Workers Who Didn’t Respect Silent Hours

“Are They Stupid Or What”: Person Takes Perfect Revenge On Construction Workers Who Didn’t Respect Silent Hours

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While we all need things to be built, maintained and repaired, the truth is that construction work is always so annoyingly noisy. Fortunately, this is why most places put up limits for both volume and times where work can be done. Unfortunately, some entitled crews believe that they can do whatever they want and will just ignore the rules.

A netizen shared their bit of revenge on a construction crew that was constantly loud, rude and would use their outlets to run extension cords. We reached out to the homeowner in the story via private message and will update the article when they get back to us.

Loud construction can be a nightmare for one’s sleep schedule and comfort

Image credits: Anamul Rezwan / pexels (not the actual photo)

But one homeowner decided to get some revenge when workers started using their outlets to run extension cords

Image credits: Brett Jordan / unsplash (not the actual photo)

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Image credits: Rasbak / wikipedia (not the actual photo)

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People love revenge stories

While it might seem a tad dark, researchers believe that most people tend to enjoy stories of revenge more than stories about folks seeing the error of their ways. Between the Count of Monte Cristo and the more contemporary John Wick, humans have had a thing for “justice” for quite some time.

This isn’t to say that humans are all bloodthirsty monsters, waiting for an opportunity to strike. Rather, we seem to have a preference for the “right” kind of justice. In the aforementioned study, 200 participants were asked to pick reactions to a “crime.” In one example, they could pick between three suggestions of what to do if a coworker stole $50 from you.

The options were to buy the thief a coffee, to steal it back and to plant pornography on their work computer or, finally, to steal a bottle of whiskey from them of roughly equivalent value. The latter was the one most respondents picked quickly. After all, it’s a punishment that matches the crime. This can be a bit tricky at, for example, the workplace, but people can get awfully creative when they are angered.

It can be cathartic to see someone get what they deserve

Revenge also brings a feeling of catharsis, as it can be seen as a form of punishment. While attitudes towards punishment have changed over the decades, most legal systems still do intend to “punish” a wrongdoer, even if the goal is ultimately rehabilitation. This “vengeance” exists, in large part, to satisfy the desires of the “public.” There is some indication that the public needs to see certain offenders suffer for their crimes, both as deterrence and as a way to reach the aforementioned catharsis. In this story, since the authorities were unwilling or unable to do anything, the person took matters into their own hands. There are times where people do go overboard, but this isn’t the case here. This, of course, did not at all diminish the enjoyment most people had reading the story.

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This story has a similar arc, particularly as the construction workers had been warned. The homeowner had asked them to not use their outlets, which they promised to do. They then immediately broke their promise, so the cords disappearing seems almost like an act of God, if we didn’t know any better. Often people like the folks in this construction crew feel themselves immune to any punishment, so they do not expect people to act against them.

It’s not like this act of revenge happened in a vacuum, the homeowner had already been subjected to an audial bombardment for a while. This crew was simply exploiting the fact that no authority was going to take action to get the houses done as quickly as possible. As the homeowner indicates in the comments (some of which can be found below,) they appear to be owned by a developer that needed to get them done on a deadline.

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Justin Sandberg

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I am a writer at Bored Panda. Despite being born in the US, I ended up spending most of my life in Europe, from Latvia, Austria, and Georgia to finally settling in Lithuania. At Bored Panda, you’ll find me covering topics ranging from the cat meme of the day to red flags in the workplace and really anything else. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, beating other people at board games, cooking, good books, and bad films.

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Justin Sandberg

Justin Sandberg

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I am a writer at Bored Panda. Despite being born in the US, I ended up spending most of my life in Europe, from Latvia, Austria, and Georgia to finally settling in Lithuania. At Bored Panda, you’ll find me covering topics ranging from the cat meme of the day to red flags in the workplace and really anything else. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, beating other people at board games, cooking, good books, and bad films.

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As a Visual Editor at Bored Panda, I indulge in the joy of curating delightful content, from adorable pet photos to hilarious memes, all while nurturing my wanderlust and continuously seeking new adventures and interests—sometimes thrilling, sometimes daunting, but always exciting!

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Mantas Kačerauskas

Mantas Kačerauskas

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As a Visual Editor at Bored Panda, I indulge in the joy of curating delightful content, from adorable pet photos to hilarious memes, all while nurturing my wanderlust and continuously seeking new adventures and interests—sometimes thrilling, sometimes daunting, but always exciting!

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Traveling Lady Railfan
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6 days ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Despite the current title of this post, I do not believe op was being petty. I believe op was justified.

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ThisIsMe
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6 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was still single, I bought a condo in a small area where they were still actively building. I had an end unit on the corner of the main intersection, outdoor faucet next to my front door. I kept a hose there for watering plants. One morning before leaving for work I hear my water running, and I go out to find my hose filling an enormous tank on the back of one of their vehicles. I cut off the water and start pulling back the hose when someone on the crew comes running over, freaking out. I simply tell them that they should be using water from the demo model across the street. I come home at lunch and find my hose has clearly been used again (not rolled up) so I take it in the house. Next morning, running water again - I go out and they have hooked up a hose to my faucet. Notified work I would be late, and waited for the site manager to show up at the model home. Told her what was going on, she calls in the site foreman, and I get reimbursed my entire water bill for last 3 months

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Sofia
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6 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think those guys aren't used to thief... We are used (italy) to assume that whatever you leeave unattended is lost...

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Traveling Lady Railfan
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6 days ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Despite the current title of this post, I do not believe op was being petty. I believe op was justified.

kimberly_blizzard_blizzard avatar
ThisIsMe
Community Member
6 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was still single, I bought a condo in a small area where they were still actively building. I had an end unit on the corner of the main intersection, outdoor faucet next to my front door. I kept a hose there for watering plants. One morning before leaving for work I hear my water running, and I go out to find my hose filling an enormous tank on the back of one of their vehicles. I cut off the water and start pulling back the hose when someone on the crew comes running over, freaking out. I simply tell them that they should be using water from the demo model across the street. I come home at lunch and find my hose has clearly been used again (not rolled up) so I take it in the house. Next morning, running water again - I go out and they have hooked up a hose to my faucet. Notified work I would be late, and waited for the site manager to show up at the model home. Told her what was going on, she calls in the site foreman, and I get reimbursed my entire water bill for last 3 months

lafoffi avatar
Sofia
Community Member
6 days ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think those guys aren't used to thief... We are used (italy) to assume that whatever you leeave unattended is lost...

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