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Pizza Hut Allegedly Refused To Fix Wrong Number Ad, End Up Closed When The Family Decide To Take Revenge
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Pizza Hut Allegedly Refused To Fix Wrong Number Ad, End Up Closed When The Family Decide To Take Revenge

Reddit user /u/MundaneSeesaw shared a post recently, claiming that a local Pizza Hut had once overloaded their family’s phone line. According to them, the company declined numerous attempts to reason with them, so they did the only thing they could. They took their time executing their carefully crafted revenge plan, making sure the business received what it deserved. Some, however, argued that maybe the punishment was too harsh, to which /u/MundaneSeesaw replied, “[You] clearly never been to some of the smaller towns in the south with populations that are primarily rednecks.” Scroll down to read the entire thing, and if it doesn’t satisfy your thirst for blood, fire up these 91 Revenge Stories That Will Make You Think Twice Before Being An Asshole To Other People.

P.S. Bored Panda has contacted Pizza Hut and /u/MundaneSeesaw, and we’ll update the post as soon as we get more details. (Facebook cover image: Mosman Library)

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Hans
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3 years ago

Although this is a fun read, I wonder how much time this family wasted. Even in the months with "only" 3-5 calls I had already simply changed my phone number. Even if the fee would have been 50 $, the time lost on the first few calls with idiots would already have been worth it!

Lisa J
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3 years ago

It's not a waste if you are getting a kick out of it.

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Keuthonymos
Community Member
3 years ago

So you and your family were too lazy to talk to your phone company and get your own number changed? How is this PH's fault that you have a similar number? The poster I can understand, but the OP goes on about expecting free shit for the inconvenience the phone company caused by the similarity in numbers. Why keep picking up the phone? Why not block all these random numbers? Why not talk to your phone company? Why not change your own number? OP caused all sorts of trouble over something that wasn't even Pizza Huts fault to begin with. I laughed at the irony of him saying the manager has an ego problem and not him or his family. I hate spoilt little millennials.

PeachPossum
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree with just about everything you said except your assumption that this took place recently. He mentions technology that is much older, and he was 17 at the time. He writes that this was before cell phones, that they later acquired caller id and a phone with a transfer option. That screams early 1980s. I find it ironic that the dad refused to pay the $10 to change his phone number but he is willing to shell out much more than that for both caller id and a new phone with a transfer switch, both of which would have been unnecessary if he just changed his phone number. But noooo he wants PH to pay for it....

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PeachPossum
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3 years ago

While this started out as fun and games, MundaneSeeSaw lost my sympathy after people were getting roughed up because of his family's tomfoolery. 1. The family never told the restaurant manager that he'd made a mistake in the advertisement? That was a mistake. The ad itself would have been your trump card in any negotiation or legal charge against the business. 2. The family RECORDED conversations. Back in the day before cell phones, that would likely have constituted a federal crime, if done without consent. FCC violation and domestic espionage come to mind. 3. Even in 1977, 10 dollars is about 40 dollars in today's money. Doable even for a father with kids in the house. My family had a phone number that was similar to a local business. We'd get mistaken callers from time to time and we sometimes teased them too, but had anybody gotten hurt because of what we had done, my parents would have stopped it right there.

birdhouse
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3 years ago

I up voted this just because you used the word "tomfoolery".

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Although this is a fun read, I wonder how much time this family wasted. Even in the months with "only" 3-5 calls I had already simply changed my phone number. Even if the fee would have been 50 $, the time lost on the first few calls with idiots would already have been worth it!

Lisa J
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not a waste if you are getting a kick out of it.

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Keuthonymos
Community Member
3 years ago

So you and your family were too lazy to talk to your phone company and get your own number changed? How is this PH's fault that you have a similar number? The poster I can understand, but the OP goes on about expecting free shit for the inconvenience the phone company caused by the similarity in numbers. Why keep picking up the phone? Why not block all these random numbers? Why not talk to your phone company? Why not change your own number? OP caused all sorts of trouble over something that wasn't even Pizza Huts fault to begin with. I laughed at the irony of him saying the manager has an ego problem and not him or his family. I hate spoilt little millennials.

PeachPossum
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree with just about everything you said except your assumption that this took place recently. He mentions technology that is much older, and he was 17 at the time. He writes that this was before cell phones, that they later acquired caller id and a phone with a transfer option. That screams early 1980s. I find it ironic that the dad refused to pay the $10 to change his phone number but he is willing to shell out much more than that for both caller id and a new phone with a transfer switch, both of which would have been unnecessary if he just changed his phone number. But noooo he wants PH to pay for it....

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PeachPossum
Community Member
3 years ago

While this started out as fun and games, MundaneSeeSaw lost my sympathy after people were getting roughed up because of his family's tomfoolery. 1. The family never told the restaurant manager that he'd made a mistake in the advertisement? That was a mistake. The ad itself would have been your trump card in any negotiation or legal charge against the business. 2. The family RECORDED conversations. Back in the day before cell phones, that would likely have constituted a federal crime, if done without consent. FCC violation and domestic espionage come to mind. 3. Even in 1977, 10 dollars is about 40 dollars in today's money. Doable even for a father with kids in the house. My family had a phone number that was similar to a local business. We'd get mistaken callers from time to time and we sometimes teased them too, but had anybody gotten hurt because of what we had done, my parents would have stopped it right there.

birdhouse
Community Member
3 years ago

I up voted this just because you used the word "tomfoolery".

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