Not every hurtful action deserves jail time. Or even a good ass whooping. Sometimes, a bad deed is pretty trivial and could even be forgotten. However, we humans are petty creatures and we're also vindictive creatures. So we improvise. We come up with detailed plans of vengeance and when everything is done, we even post stories of the sentencing we've carried out online. Bored Panda has collected some of the pettiest revenge stories, and they should prove that everyone should think twice before being an asshole to other people.

#1

Grandma's Revenge

Grandma's Revenge

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MagicalUnicorn
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8 months ago

win for the grandma, shame for family

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However, if you're seriously planning to take revenge on someone, you should ask yourself whether it will even make you feel better. It's one of those urges that we feel quite often but rarely discuss, says the director and owner of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center, Karyn Hall, Ph.D.

#2

Petty Revenge

Petty Revenge

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Kaisu
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh my god brutal

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"The struggle with revenge is centuries old," she wrote for Psychology Today. "Shakespeare said, 'If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?' Shakespeare clearly thought revenge was as normal and predictable as the sun rising."

#3

Who Left This On My Car In Lot 30 I Just Wanna Talk

Who Left This On My Car In Lot 30 I Just Wanna Talk

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boredpanDaman
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8 months ago

nice idea!

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"But what about the idea that revenge is self-destructive? Confucius said, 'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.' Gandhi seemed to agree with him when he said, 'An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.'"

#4

Locked My Cat In The Bathroom While I Made A Meal Because He Was Being Annoying. Revenge Was Had

Locked My Cat In The Bathroom While I Made A Meal Because He Was Being Annoying. Revenge Was Had

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Alex Bailey
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8 months ago

Cat wins and knows it.

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Hall mentioned that revenge seems to be one of the deepest instincts we have, highlighting that uncontrolled revenge, attack and counterattack, can be blinding and destroy the lives of all involved.

"Maybe the purpose of revenge is in preventing certain hostile actions or the threat of revenge ensures people do not hurt you in the future," she said. "But sometimes people act revengefully when no good can come of their actions, other than to inflict suffering on others. Those actions can go to unfathomable extremes. From lovers running over a beloved iPhone or destroying what their ex most values, to businessmen damaging the careers of those who have rejected them, to students opening fire in school hallways, revenge can be an act of anger, hurt and power."

#5

Some People Just Gotta Learn The Hard Way

Some People Just Gotta Learn The Hard Way

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MagicalUnicorn
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8 months ago

that's really creative actually

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So how to deal with the overwhelming impulse of seeking vengeance? Well, try to fight it for as long as possible. And eventually, it should subside. Analyzing an experiment by Kevin Carlsmith and his colleagues, Hall pointed out that the reason revenge increases anger rather than decreasing it is because of ruminations. "When people don't get revenge, they tend to trivialize the event by telling themselves that because they didn't act on their vengeful feelings, it wasn't a big deal. Then it's easier to forget it and move on. But when people do get revenge, they can no longer trivialize the situation. Instead, they go over and over it and feel worse."

#6

Half On Disabled Parking And A Half On The Passway To A Mall. Someone Got Really Pissed And Emptied A Jar Of Jam On It

Half On Disabled Parking And A Half On The Passway To A Mall. Someone Got Really Pissed And Emptied A Jar Of Jam On It

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Sivi
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8 months ago

And it seems to be a warm sunny summer day that it will create a bit of buzz too

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#7

Lad At Work Just Eats Everyone’s Treats. Tomorrow Will Be A Surprise For Him

Lad At Work Just Eats Everyone’s Treats. Tomorrow Will Be A Surprise For Him

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Alex Bailey
Community Member
8 months ago

English mustard is quite pungent so that will be a nasty shock.

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#8

Someone Parked Wrong And Shop Clerks Took Revenge

Someone Parked Wrong And Shop Clerks Took Revenge

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Sivi
Community Member
8 months ago

As a retailworker this makes me happy.

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#9

You Park In 2 Spots, I Zip Tie A Cart To Your Car

You Park In 2 Spots, I Zip Tie A Cart To Your Car

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Grace Marraffa
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8 months ago

I love this persons idea

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#10

Punk’d

Punk’d

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
8 months ago

One day I let a older man pass in front of me in the Supermarkt because he was having a lot of ages and only 3 articles. He call his wife that was carrying a shopping car full to the top. Couple thank me and explained that their son were in town, have car , so they use the help to get all products at one and not only what they can carry themselves.

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#11

I Skied Back To The Pole Again... To Take This Photo For All Those Men Who Commented “Make Me A Sandwich” On My Tedx Talk

I Skied Back To The Pole Again... To Take This Photo For All Those Men Who Commented “Make Me A Sandwich” On My Tedx Talk

ready to fly out to Union Glacier tomorrow morning (depending on weather). Then we skied over to the Ceremonial South Pole (probably the Pole that everyone knows as the only South Pole - the barbers Pole with the flags) and the actual Geographic South Pole (which moves around 10m each year), which is marked separately. In the afternoon we were given a tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. It is seriously as close to what a Base on another planet would be like than anything else on the planet - a mini-town based around the scientific work of the National Science Foundation. Tonight (it never gets dark this time of year) I skied back to the Pole again... to take this photo for all those men who commented “Make me a sandwich” on my TEDX Talk. I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese), now ski 37 days and 600km to the South Pole and you can eat it.

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Kaisu
Community Member
8 months ago

I can't believe there are still men who think telling a woman to make them a sandwich is somehow funny

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#12

My Neighbor Got His Reindeer Decorations Stolen So They Put Out Grinch Ones Instead

My Neighbor Got His Reindeer Decorations Stolen So They Put Out Grinch Ones Instead

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Seabeast
Community Member
8 months ago

Who the hell steals lawn ornaments???

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#13

Mad Wife

Mad Wife

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NSFW (no soup for waluigi)
Community Member
8 months ago

were is Dave dont snore club mix?

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#14

Deserved Petty Revenge

Deserved Petty Revenge

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Irina Deneva-Slav
Community Member
8 months ago

Now this is true mastery of pettiness. I cried with laughter.

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#15

Evil Genius

Evil Genius

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Iggy
Community Member
8 months ago

Oooooh! You would have caused less offence if you'd slapped his mother! Tea in the microwave is a mortal sin! :-D

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#16

I Applaud This Level Of Petty

I Applaud This Level Of Petty

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Radek Suski
Community Member
8 months ago

Their dog attacked you and they still have it? How the heck?

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#17

Joe Mode

Joe Mode

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Alex Bailey
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8 months ago

I wouldn't mind a request being named after me.

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#18

My Coworker Is A Flat Earther And It's His Last Day

My Coworker Is A Flat Earther And It's His Last Day

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
8 months ago

Hail Satan Mug :-)

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#19

Making Fish Tacos For The Guy At Work Who Keeps Eating My Lunch

Making Fish Tacos For The Guy At Work Who Keeps Eating My Lunch

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

Seriously...who are these lunch eating people? It is theft after all!

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#20

The Best Petty Revenge

The Best Petty Revenge

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
8 months ago

Revenge is a dish best serve with bread sticks.

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#21

When Your Drawing Teacher Assigns 3 Finals So You Secretly Write "You Got Me F****d Up" In Sign Language On Your Final Piece

When Your Drawing Teacher Assigns 3 Finals So You Secretly Write "You Got Me F****d Up" In Sign Language On Your Final Piece

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
8 months ago

Very good work.

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#22

My Daughter Said She Was Too Old For Notes In Her Lunch - My Reply And Win

My Daughter Said She Was Too Old For Notes In Her Lunch - My Reply And Win

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LuckyL
Community Member
8 months ago

this is so lovley

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#23

Sonic Savagery

Sonic Savagery

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Rowlie
Community Member
8 months ago

Corporate always there ruining everybody's fun

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#24

Stay Away From The Coffee Creamer At Work

Stay Away From The Coffee Creamer At Work

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nanashi
Community Member
8 months ago

I've always wondered, why is human breast milk=something disgusting?

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#25

I've Carried Chalk In My Car For 10 Months Just So I Could Do This Once. Yesterday Was The Day

I've Carried Chalk In My Car For 10 Months Just So I Could Do This Once. Yesterday Was The Day

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow. This cars people didn't even try. They just straight up crooked parked the wrong way.

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#26

Slashed Someone’s Tires Today Because He Parked Like A Jackass.. Was It Justified? I Think So

Slashed Someone’s Tires Today Because He Parked Like A Jackass.. Was It Justified? I Think So

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago

I was shocked but then lmao

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#27

Ethan Isn’t Playing Around This Semester

Ethan Isn’t Playing Around This Semester

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Kaisu
Community Member
8 months ago

These kind of people just expect other people to do the work for them. Just set an alarm and go to the lectures and take your own damn notes instead of expecting other people to do it for you. I would send my notes to someone if they had a legit reason to be absent, like family issues or something, but not just because they're lazy

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#28

My Neighbours Like To Throw Their Cigarette Butts Over The Wall And Onto The Sidewalk. I'm Tired Of Seeing Dogs Eat Them And Kids Play With Them, So I Picked Them Up For Them

My Neighbours Like To Throw Their Cigarette Butts Over The Wall And Onto The Sidewalk. I'm Tired Of Seeing Dogs Eat Them And Kids Play With Them, So I Picked Them Up For Them

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
8 months ago

you re so nice...

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#29

Sweet Revenge

Sweet Revenge

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Alexis DeBruyn
Community Member
8 months ago

I love it when two total strangers are on the same wavelength and pull something like this off.

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#30

Payback

Payback

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juice
Community Member
8 months ago

i mean it's funny but how is this petty revenge?

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#31

Pothole Birthday Party

Pothole Birthday Party

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Alex Bailey
Community Member
8 months ago

That is a not much of a pothole... should see the one that took out two wheels on my husband's car. Police car coincidentally came along and then stayed with him as his car was stuck on a dangerous corner until a rescue vehicle arrived. Council fixed that one sharpish when I complained with backup evidence from the police.

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#32

I’ve Asked My Neighbor To Please, Please Not Let His Dogs Bark All Night. Today I Received Several Packages In The Mail. Early Tomorrow Morning I’ll Have My Revenge

I’ve Asked My Neighbor To Please, Please Not Let His Dogs Bark All Night. Today I Received Several Packages In The Mail. Early Tomorrow Morning I’ll Have My Revenge

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Iggy
Community Member
8 months ago

Fantastic!

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#33

Jason Is A Mad Man

Jason Is A Mad Man

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Rowlie
Community Member
8 months ago

I am split between respect and disgust

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#34

The Punishment For Petty Theft In My Town Is Making Laps Around The Courthouse With A Sandwich Board Sign That States: "I Am A Thief"

The Punishment For Petty Theft In My Town Is Making Laps Around The Courthouse With A Sandwich Board Sign That States: "I Am A Thief"

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Kate Kyffin
Community Member
8 months ago

That's a good idea actually, the walk of shame.

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#35

Wouldn’t Help With The Housework; Weeks Of Begging For Help (Because He Lives Here Too) And Picking Up After Him, I Had Put His Game In With My Snake Since I Knew He Was Afraid Of Her

Wouldn’t Help With The Housework; Weeks Of Begging For Help (Because He Lives Here Too) And Picking Up After Him, I Had Put His Game In With My Snake Since I Knew He Was Afraid Of Her

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JuJu
Community Member
8 months ago

It's not 'help' if he lives there...it's his bloody duty

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#36

As Revenge For My Brother Wrapping My Christmas Present In Duct Tape Last Year, This Year I've Wrapped My Brother's Present In Concrete! Revenge Best Served Stone-Cold

As Revenge For My Brother Wrapping My Christmas Present In Duct Tape Last Year, This Year I've Wrapped My Brother's Present In Concrete! Revenge Best Served Stone-Cold

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kasa alex
Community Member
8 months ago

That's actually a fun gift idea! I feel like the real gift is that you get to smash something, who cares what's inside!

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#37

Joined A Gym, And Was Teased By My Fit Friends Who Workout There. Got My Revenge

Joined A Gym, And Was Teased By My Fit Friends Who Workout There. Got My Revenge

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Seabeast
Community Member
8 months ago

And then people wonder why so many are too intimidated to work out in gyms.

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#38

The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen In A Long Time, My View From Work

The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen In A Long Time, My View From Work

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Eric Mikalo
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8 months ago

Someone below them should post "theyre both loud"

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#39

My Neighbour Went On Vacation For A Week And I Decorated His House With Some Inspiring Lyrics From His Least Favourite Band

My Neighbour Went On Vacation For A Week And I Decorated His House With Some Inspiring Lyrics From His Least Favourite Band

This was payback from the last time I went on vacation and he decorated my house with penises.

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
8 months ago

wait... your relationship to penises is same as his with nickelback?

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#40

Savage Artist

Savage Artist

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
8 months ago

Its a really well done hand

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#41

Someone Stole The Pumpkins Off Of My Porch Last Night. Round Two Punks

Someone Stole The Pumpkins Off Of My Porch Last Night. Round Two Punks

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C
Community Member
8 months ago

Hellraiser Pumpkin

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#42

This Guy Had Printed Checks Of Him And His New Wife So He Could Write Alimony Checks To His Ex

This Guy Had Printed Checks Of Him And His New Wife So He Could Write Alimony Checks To His Ex

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Alex Bailey
Community Member
8 months ago

Not enough info here to judge if it is justified or not. He may well be a twat or his ex-wife may deserve it. Does seem top level petty though.

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#43

My Boyfriend Asked Me What I Wanted To Eat & I Said I Don't Know & This What He Brings Me

My Boyfriend Asked Me What I Wanted To Eat & I Said I Don't Know & This What He Brings Me

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Anne
Community Member
8 months ago

And you are surprised? You got what you asked for.

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#44

I Mixed Carolina Reaper Powder Into Half A Tub Of Ice Cream As Revenge For Food Thief At My Community Freezer

I Mixed Carolina Reaper Powder Into Half A Tub Of Ice Cream As Revenge For Food Thief At My Community Freezer

So I transferred to this new college and been living on a pretty nice dorm. After I got settled in, I bought a small tub of ice cream. After eating my fill, I left the rest in the common freezer in the floor lounge. This dorm is only for sophomore and seniors and is not a frat house so I figured it would be okay. Few days later, the whole tub was gone. I was a bit pissed but passed it off as just bad luck. Next week, I bought another tub, this time making sure to write "do not eat" on the outside and a note on the inner side of the lid where I wrote "don't be a dick." Yet, just two days later, the ice cream was gone. I really got pissed this time. I seriously doubt anyone who can afford to go to a private college and live on a dorm for their sophomore/senior year has to steal another person's ice cream. So I sought out ways for revenge. First thought was to mix in laxatives but read that it could be considered poisoning someone. So my next thought was to mix crushed habanero and tested it out but it was masked out by the ice cream because it wasn't hot enough. So I looked into the hottest pepper I could find and got Carolina Reaper chili powder and did this.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
8 months ago

If you put laxatives in your ice cream and someone happen to steal it, how can this be considered poisoning.? It's your ice cream, you do what you want with it.

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#45

My Roommate Fed A Few Of Us Dog Food Saying It Was Jerky. He Went Away This Weekend. 1km Of Clinging Revenge

My Roommate Fed A Few Of Us Dog Food Saying It Was Jerky. He Went Away This Weekend. 1km Of Clinging Revenge

We wrapped everything individually and created a giant ball with his shoes randomly through it (bottom left). The testicles are his basketballs with around 100 meters of wrap on each. Around 4 hours of work with help. Its late, he just got back from his flight and he has to work early in the morning. Here we go...

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Rowlie
Community Member
8 months ago

Dexter would be proud

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#46

When Your Ex Writes You An Apology Letter So You Grade It To Send It Back

When Your Ex Writes You An Apology Letter So You Grade It To Send It Back

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
8 months ago

tell us whats the story, this is unreadable (for some of us)

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#47

Every Time I Get A Spam Fax At Work I Put The Spammer's Number On A Free Monkey Flyer And Post It Somewhere Around Town

Every Time I Get A Spam Fax At Work I Put The Spammer's Number On A Free Monkey Flyer And Post It Somewhere Around Town

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
8 months ago

But they will be calling a fax number and the calls will have no effect on the spammer.

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#48

Revenge Cookies

Revenge Cookies

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Rowlie
Community Member
8 months ago

I would be tempted to anger You then

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#49

Pettiness Level 100,000,00. My Husband Was Angry This Morning So He Decided He Was Only Making His Half Of The Bed

Pettiness Level 100,000,00. My Husband Was Angry This Morning So He Decided He Was Only Making His Half Of The Bed

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
8 months ago

Plus it took more effort to do that.

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#50

Our Neighbors Very Precisely Cleaned Only Their Part Of The Wall

Our Neighbors Very Precisely Cleaned Only Their Part Of The Wall

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IrishClaire
Community Member
8 months ago

Why should they clean someone else's property though? If the paint flaked off or anything they'd get into s***. I wouldn't do it either

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