1. He works in the food court, I work at a Fortune 500 company.
“He works in the food court, I work at a Fortune 500 company. Revenge? I pity him.”
2. I married my bully’s high-school crush.
“I married my bully’s high-school crush.”
3. His sister sucked my dick.
“His sister sucked my dick.”
4. They’re still in Florida and I’m not.
“They’re still in Florida and I’m not.”
5. He became a cocaine dealer and I became a snitch.
“He became a cocaine dealer and I became a snitch.”
6. Telling him he missed a spot when drying my car.
“Telling him he missed a spot when drying my car.”
7. I fucked the snot out of my bully’s husband.
“She tortured me for years as a teen. Even broke my nose at one point. We moved away when I was 16. I stayed in touch with one friend and her family. The bully ended up marrying my friend’s brother.
Years later, my friend gets married in Vegas and her whole family is there. Including her brother….minus his wife (my bully)
Yup. Fucked the snot out of my bully’s husband. The next day, we did a group photo at the ‘Wee chapel of Love’ and I sat right next to him, leaning towards him, with a giant shit-eating grin on my face. That pic is on display in three family homes. I love, love, love that she sees it whenever she visits. ;)”
8. They died from a drug overdose and I’m alive, 1-0 to me.
“They died from a drug overdose and I’m alive, 1-0 to me.”
9. He lives in the bad trailer park in town and has been arrested for a robbery last year.
“Going to college. He lives in the bad trailer park in town and has been arrested for a robbery last year.”
10. He’s still in prison. Been meaning to write him a taunting letter.
“He’s in prison. His first period of incarceration was for animal cruelty, blowing darts out his window at his neighbors cats. He got out after a few years, and shortly busted for a check fraud ring. He’s still in prison. Been meaning to write him a taunting letter.”
11. He ended up dying of a brain aneurysm.
“This guy who beat the fuck out of me when I was like 13 and he was about 22 ended up dying of a brain aneurysm like 4 years later.”
12. He got hit by a car and died.
“My high school bully got hit by a car and died. I swear it wasn’t me. But after all the death threats on me I guess karma got him.”
13. I signed him up for NAMBLA’s newsletter and a bunch of gay porn websites.
“I signed him up for NAMBLA’s newsletter and a bunch of gay porn websites.”
14. I just screen-shotted the messages and posted them to her wall.
“After I finished high school a girl who bullied me relentlessly for years messaged me on Facebook saying a bunch of awful things. (Facebook was new at the time—we all added anyone we knew.)
I just screen-shotted the messages and posted them to her wall.
Then a bunch of her friends messaged me asking if I was OK.
I got my revenge and didn’t have to stoop to her level.”
15. He shot himself in the head on the front lawn of his parents’ house.
“Only three of them that I really know of. My elementary school bully and I eventually became close friends, and we’re still close, gaming together online despite the distance, and our significant others are close friends now as well.
Another, a girl in high school who always treated me like shit, I ran into years afterwards at a coffee shop/night club/weird combo thingy. I hear my name called out, turn to find this living nightmare of my past and was surprised when she threw her arms around me and gave me a huge hug. We caught up for a while, and I asked her why she seemed so excited despite all we went through. She apologized and said that she was a bad person for never giving people a chance, and was glad that we seemed to get along now.
The third… was a jock that had been pretty cruel through most of middle/high school. One day, out of nowhere, he sits beside me in class during a project and starts asking me how I’ve been. He asks me if it hurt me when he’d call me names or push me around, and I was honest. Told him that of course it did. He was quiet for a while and then apologized for how he’d treated me. Said that it was wrong for him to bully others.
A week later he shot himself in the head on the front lawn of his parents’ house.
Of all the things I’ve done or not done in my life, I will always regret not going to his funeral. At the time I was confused and scared and didn’t know what to think, but it still doesn’t sit right with me.
So…really, no revenge here. We grew up and realized that life was way fucking scarier than anything we’d been through as kids. Not really on topic, I suppose, but something that I wanted to share.”
16. He messaged me on Facebook apologizing for everything he did to me back then.
“A kid that bullied me in high school (he actually gave me a black eye once and got suspended for it) messaged me on Facebook apologizing for everything he did to me back then. I told him it’s OK, you were just young and didn’t know better.
I eventually got a drink with him one day to see what he was up to and he broke down on me. Started talking to me about his alcohol problems and how he was self-destructive. He was getting kicked out of his mom’s place and had no job. Me being the sap I am offered him a job at the restaurant I was managing at the time. This was about 2 years ago.
Fast forward to 3 months ago he is now a kitchen manager at the same restaurant and he asks me if I’d like to get a drink with him.
Dude bought me and my girlfriend a ticket to Colorado and told me he will never be able to pay me back for how much I helped him but he is at least in the position where he can try.
Colorado was fun. Got really really high.”
17. My best revenge was to just keep on being myself.
“My best revenge was to just keep on being myself. This girl in high school would criticize me on everything, call me names and pick up fights with me for no reason. She eventually got kicked out of school.
We met when we were in our early 20s. She started off nicely with the usual “How are you? What’s been happening?” Turns out she hadn’t even changed a little bit ‘Oh yeah? Want to be a teacher? You’ll probably make a miserable one! I wouldn’t send me kids to your school! Ever!’ That’s when I realized that I was just so over her and her bullying and that there was just no hope for her to realize what she did was wrong. It gave me some sort of satisfaction….”
18. He ended up addicted to crack or meth.
“A kid that bullied me in high school ended up addicted to crack or meth, not sure which. I saw him 10 years later as I was leaving a drive through and yelled his last name. He turned and I saw the scratch marks on his face and a big burn type gash in the middle of his lip. I asked him what had happened and he told me he got kicked out of his home. Instead of laughing at him or belittling him, I handed him the bag of food I just bought for myself as well as my cigarettes. He almost cried because according to him ‘never in a million years would I have thought that after all the shit I put you through, that you’d help.’ I told him we were stupid kids and shit happens. I visited him once a week and just talked with him and kept telling him to get off the drugs. I moved away a short time after that so I didn’t know what had happened to him.
One day, I got a friend request from him on Facebook, he kicked the drug habit and was working as a barista for one of those corner coffee shops. He is now married and living a life worth living.
At the end of the day, no matter how much grief he put me through, he was his own worst enemy and anything I could’ve done to him or said to him was nothing compared to what he did to himself. I’m glad he’s better and living a better life.”
19. I learned that to be forgotten is, for some, the ultimate slap in the face.”
“I graduated from high school in the 80s. I had grown up poor but when my mom remarried, she married a guy who did well for himself so when we moved into his house, I was a poor kid suddenly going to a school full of rich kids. One of them in particular was a girl who was really stuck up and such a bitch. She had a very imperious attitude and generous parents while my mom, there was no way she was going to allow us to behave that way.
About 6 years after high school graduation I’d dropped out of college, was living on my own in a tiny apartment and working as a waitress. Of all people to show up at the restaurant and be seated in my section. I asked a couple of waitresses to take the table but they were busy. Finally I realized what I would do. I would take on the role of my life. Win an Academy Award. I went to the table and pretended I’d never met her before in my life.
She kept insisting I must remember her, right? She kept saying her name and I nailed the performance. ‘I’m so sorry, I just don’t…no…I, uh…I’m trying. I believe you, yes, I went to that school but I am SO sorry, I don’t remember you’ and so on.
She was flabbergasted. I kept overhearing her say to the people she was with ‘I can’t believe she doesn’t remember me.’
That day I learned that to be forgotten is, for some, the ultimate slap in the face.”
20. We ended up fighting in front of a crowd. I beat him.
“We ended up fighting in front of a crowd. I beat him and he stopped being a jackass bully to everyone after that.”
21. One was arrested on child pornography charges.
“I was bullied for a lot of things, primarily for being overweight and being nerdy. A lot of my bullies are now also fat or have noticeably put on weight, while I’ve started losing. One of them is a drug addict. One was arrested on child pornography charges. One is in an ongoing custody battle and his ex’s family is rather…violent. Others just made bad moral choices, such as becoming a gold-digger, drinking regularly, or just continuing to harbor ill feelings against me.”
22. He apologized for bullying me. I didn’t remember him
“Bumped into him at a bar. He apologized for bullying me. I didn’t remember him.”
23. I threw a jagged block of ice at my bully’s face. Knocked some teeth out and he needed stitches.
“I have Tourette’s syndrome and was bullied relentlessly in early grade school. One day in the winter I had had enough, so I threw a jagged block of ice at my bully’s face. Knocked some teeth out and he needed stitches. I almost got expelled. Worth it.”
24. I just watch him waste his life from afar.
“I have not taken revenge at all, I have moved away and left it behind as much as I could. Now I just watch him waste his life from afar with a content smile and see how not having education is kicking his ass, he is losing friends and eventually will end up alone. Not that my life is so amazing, but I am doing better than him.”
25. My bully hit on me at some bar years after he bullied me.
“My bully hit on me at some bar years after he bullied me.
I knew who he was immediately. But he had no idea who I was so he kept going.
Finally I asked, ‘do you know who I am?’ And he said no. I said ‘I’m (so and so) and you made my life a living hell in elementary school and I want an apology.’
His face dropped and he apologized profusely. Said that he was a huge asshole in elementary school etc., etc.
Not gonna lie, it felt goooood.”