50 People Share Their Tales Of Sweet Revenge Against Childhood Bullies

26. He’s in jail for a string of multiple home invasions.

“He’s in jail for a string of multiple home invasions. Heh..idiot.”

thisishsucks


27. She now has four stepkids before age 25.

“I was pretty fat as youngster but people still found me attractive, this bothered my bully SO much that any time she could she would bully me about my weight ex. ‘Oh I love those jeans! How do you find them in your size?,’ taking sneak pictures of me in class and putting them online, or forcing me to kiss another girl at her sleepover then telling everyone I was a lesbian, It was great. Fast-forward ten years, I’m starting a career I love, lost a substantial amount of weight and am living far away from my small town upbringing. I go home to visit my mother and who do I see walking around the grocery store, hair thrown up in a ratty headband, extra ~30 pounds on her hips and looking like a complete mess? I knew I could ruin her right there but I didn’t, I simply put a big smile on my face and said ‘wow, motherhood looks great on you!!!’ The fact that she had to trick someone into getting her pregnant after a drunken night at the local watering hole and now has four stepkids before 25 makes me realize that her bitterness and hateful attitude has served her more revenge than I ever could.”

—w4lifl0wer


28. I put their mug shots on the local TV news.

“I worked as a newscast director for my local TV station a few years back. Part of the job was making show graphics (maps, full screens, OTS [over the shoulders], etc.) for each newscast, including for the local Crimestoppers segment. I prepped the mug shots of no less than three people who gave me shit in school for air during my tenure there. That always managed to put a smile on my face.”

UncleSaltine


29. I became his prison guard.

“When I was a child, my parents weren’t rich. Not impoverished, but definitely not people who could afford to throw money around. As a result, we spent probably 10 years worth of my childhood living in a mobile home park on the ‘rough’ side of town. I remember one year we lived there, there were exactly four murders in the entire state. Two of them were in my neighborhood.

So in a neighborhood like this, of course, there are neighborhood bullies. One of them was named ‘Isaiah,’ let’s say. Over the course of a couple years, probably when I was around 13-14, he made my life hell. I couldn’t go to the park playground for fear of Isaiah being around, so I spent a lot of time lonely, bored, and scared in my own house….

Fast-forward damn near a decade. I’ve been a correctional officer at the state prison for a few years. Doing very well for myself, own a couple cars, bought my first house, and life is good. Isaiah hasn’t even crossed my mind since I was a kid. However, one particular day at work, they were short staffed, so they threw me into Segregation (aka ‘the hole,’ where bad inmates go to be punished) where I don’t normally work. I go do a walk-around to check all the cells, and lo and behold, I see a familiar face in one of the cells. I check his inmate ID and sure enough, it’s this piece of shit from my neighborhood when I was a kid. I smiled and kept walking.”

WyoDaniel


30. She ended up a teenage mother. LOL.

“I didn’t, the universe did.

It wasn’t exactly protracted enough or abusive enough to be called bullying, but: when I was 11, I had a friend I went around with and she tried to introduce me to her larger circle of friends. This one girl who was basically the alpha female would not stop ripping on me for not being cool enough. She threw fits about how ‘fucking uncool’ I was because I went to drama class instead of other, ‘cooler’ hobbies. She went on and on about how I was uncool because I didn’t go to the same cafe they went to.

Fast-forward a few years, she ended up a teenage mother. LOL.”

Unteryn


31. He has an opioid addiction due to a bad back from trying to do manual labor as a fat-ass.

“I’m financially successful and in good shape. He has an opioid addiction due to a bad back from trying to do manual labor as a fat-ass. His even fatter wife just left him and took the two dogs with her. I see his occasional Facebook posts talking about how shitty his life is now that all of the people in his clique moved on, went to college, and got good jobs in other places. It’s pretty sad really. While I don’t actively wish for his demise, I also don’t really feel too bad about it.”

ned_krelly


32. They got a huge full back tattoo—the ugliest tattoo I have ever seen.

They got a huge full back tattoo—the ugliest tattoo I have ever seen. I saved the jpeg on my desktop and named it REVENGE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH and I look at it occasionally if I get sad.”

iheartlungs


33. Members from the prison managed to tattoo ‘rapist’ across his face.

I was heavily bullied in middle school, and one time I actually ended up getting my knee cap and surrounding muscles semi-permanently damaged from a piss-poor game of kickball. He couldn’t hit me in the head with the ball like he wanted to, so he tripped me by a base instead. The following year, he tried to sexually attack me—IN SCHOOL—and got suspended for the rest of the year.

Now, he’s only 20, in prison for probably 20-30+ years for rape, arson, and theft—and has had I believe two children. His now ex made a post on Facebook that members from the prison managed to tattoo ‘rapist’ across his face.

My revenge was done for me. Bittersweet.”

OhMyraa


34. I’m told he has had to change numbers about 20-30 times in the last 3 years.

So I have a friend who sometimes ‘catches up’ with my high school bully and gets his new number. My friend gives me his number and then I spend the afternoon signing him up for gay dating sites and some weird Craigslist shit. I’m told he has had to change numbers about 20-30 times in the last 3 years.”

tff_silverton


35. A few of my childhood bullies have passed away to reckless driving or drugs.

A few of my childhood bullies have passed away to reckless driving or drugs. So revenge not needed.

After going to a different high school than my middle school bully, I was a year out of HS and going for a bike ride. Saw the middle school bully on his bike, going the opposite way. He yelled something to be a prick to me, so I ignored and kept on my merry way for about a mile. Until I noticed he was following me, fast.

I wasn’t the same pushover I was in middle school, so I pulled over and waited, as he hopped off his bike and violently thrust his hand out—to shake my hand and apologize for ever being a dick.

Basically said he used to hang with a bad crowd through middle school until senior year and he regretted a lot of stuff he did as a kid growing up. Asked me how my high school years were, what my after-HS plans were, and explained after his father passed away he had an epiphany—he was going to the National Guard to get a way to help fund college and wanted to become a psychologist to help kids throughout high school deal with harassment.

I talked with him for a good half hour and we parted on friendly terms. Ran into him a few times over the years and about four years later he seems to be on his way to achieving what he said and is very active in my hometown community.

Didn’t need to get revenge, glad to see someone grow up and make something great of themselves.”

Prophetofhelix


36. Her husband cheated on her and they’re divorced.

The girl who was cruel to me at every opportunity? Her husband cheated on her and they’re divorced. Ordinarily I’d feel badly for someone in this situation, but she was so unbelievably nasty, it just makes me laugh.”

smunchyblue


37. He texted me the next day asking me on a date and I replied ‘lol, nah.’

There was a popular boy in middle school who was a total douche to awkward, nerdy me. He’d call me names, talk to people within earshot of me about how ugly I was, and would try to physically hurt me during our P.E. class all the time. We went to the same high school, but I had no classes with him, so I pretty much forgot about him.

Well, a couple years after high school I ran into him at a bar. I’m a lot prettier and less awkward than I once was. He hadn’t grown more than a couple inches since middle school, and the face that was cute when he was 12 did not handle the testosterone surge of puberty well. He was acting like a nervous teenager and kept saying ‘Wow, you really look different’ while we chatted a little. He would also not shut up about how he was in the Navy and how awesome he was because he was ‘serving our country’ and ‘protecting [me] from terrorists.’ He finally asked me for my number and I gave it to him. He texted me the next day asking me on a date and I replied ‘lol, nah.’

It wasn’t my most shining moment of maturity, but it felt good to look down on that little bastard both literally and figuratively.”

phinnaeusmaximus


38. I kicked him and spit on him and told him if he ever came near me again I’d kill him.

“I was about 10 when this neighborhood asshole tortured me… The final straw was when he took a down power line and whipped me in the back with it while I skated by him rollerblading. He left welts and it hurt for days.

About a week later I biked to his house knowing his parents were at work still, so it was just him and his sister home.

He had an archery set up in his backyard and I took his bow and arrows. I waited behind a tree until he got outside and shot that little motherfucker with his own shit right in his chest and then went for his face. While he was doubled over I kicked him and spit on him and told him if he ever came near me again I’d kill him. And I meant it. With every fiber of my 10-year-old being.

After the day I knew what I was capable of and was never afraid of anyone again.

His parents came to my house and talked to my grandpa who knew what was going on and held it down for me, I didn’t get in trouble for it.

As an adult I obviously handle conflicts differently but that is my best bully revenge story.”

jak11nik


39. Karma eventually got them.

“Karma eventually got them. One died of brain cancer. A car accident got 4 of them at once a couple years after graduation. 3 died, the other lost his legs. And the teacher who I hated got arrested a couple years later for fucking a student.”

QuadCannon


40. All of my bullies are losers now, the kind of people they would bully actually.

“Living the good life—all of my bullies are losers now, the kind of people they would bully actually. I think seeing me forces them to see that, making them even sadder and more pathetic. So the real answer is living the good life and being a smug asshole.”

ooo-ooo-oooyea


41. He and his wife look like two doughy 40-year-olds with bad skin. I hope they both get the clap.

“I am a small, petite girl and was bullied by a guy that I had to have a locker next to all through middle and high school due to alphabetical order of last names. He was the biggest guy in our class. He would step on my fingers if I knelt down to get a book from the bottom of my locker, smear gross stuff on my locker, kick me while I was reaching into it, and call me an ugly loser. Well, I saw him 10 years after high school in a Buffalo Wild Wings. My husband and I had just come from a wedding because the food was shit and we were still hungry, so we were dressed up and looking great. I see him over in the corner booth with his fat, ugly wife. He is also now horribly fat. I ignore him and take a table across the room. He went back and forth to the bar and the bathroom several times, staring at me, probably trying to figure out if it was me or not. As we were leaving, he says a weak ‘Hey, [my name]?’ and waves at me. I turned and looked at him with an annoyed expression on my face and said ‘Oh, do I know you?’ He said, ‘Yeah, its me XXXX from high school!’ And I just said, ‘Oh’ and turned around and walked out. So glad to see that, after all those years that he hurt me and called me ugly, he and his wife look like two doughy 40-year-olds with bad skin. I hope they both get the clap.”

Two_kids_two_pugs

42.

Have a hotter wife than him. Make a lot more money than him.

Got taller than him. Got better looking than him. Got in better shape than him. Got overall bigger than him and trained in MMA for 2 years to learn how to fight. Have a hotter wife than him. Make a lot more money than him.

Best revenge is doing well for yourself. Suck a dick, Jeff.”

Callmebobbyorbooby


43. Hit a game-winning home run off him to win our Little League championship game.

“Hit a game-winning home run off him to win our Little League championship game. It was 20 years ago and still top 3 greatest moments of my life.”

chaoticdoghouse


44. I know he recognized me. He looked pissed.

“He became a traffic cop. I work for a very high-end auto OEM.

Went home the other week with a very flashy car and guess who is working the inspection sticker checkpoint?

We didn’t acknowledge each other but I know he recognized me. He looked pissed. I was pretty happy about the whole thing. He even had to pull me to the side because the way we register our cars they don’t have inspection stickers.”

__slamallama__


45. They are broke, unwed, and with children/paying support.

“They are broke, unwed, and with children/paying support.

I am loaded, unwed, and with no children.

dusts hands, walks away

birthdayjesus1


46. Me and 2 friends peed in a balloon and bombed him outside school.

“Me and 2 friends peed in a balloon and bombed him outside school. He didn’t touch us again.”

4k_info_wanted


47. I think I got him fired. Not gonna lie, feels good.

“There was a fat ass that always use to bully me in high school. He was bigger than everyone else so he would use that to his advantage to intimidate people. He would bully me and pretty much anyone who he thought he could get away with.

Fast forward to a couple of months ago… I see him on Facebook. Fatter and balder than before. Which, that itself made me happy. :) But I see him posting on his FB wall about his new job and trying to solicit business. Scrolling down his posts I see that he is constantly posting political BS along with filthy language, etc. So, I emailed his company with a link to his FB page and said that I was offended and would not do business with a company that has employees like that.

A couple days later I see that under his ‘workplace’ section on the about page was blank. I think I got him fired. Not gonna lie, feels good.”

Joered78


48. She now has 4 kids and is a Walmart cashier. Baby daddies are both in prison.

“She avenged me herself. She now has 4 kids and is a Walmart cashier. Baby daddies are both in prison. Boom.”

barmaid


49. The cherry on top was how far his jaw dropped when he realized who I was

“In high school, I was a really short kid with really bad acne and I remember there was this guy, let’s call him “Francis” who made life really hard for me during freshman and sophomore of high school. Whenever my friends weren’t around and I was alone, he’d make fun of my bad skin and shove me in the hallways and stick gum on the backpack—that sort of thing. He ended up moving away to a different school in the same town during our junior year. Fast forward about 7 years, my skin cleared up, I finally got my growth spurt, and I graduated from college and work for a law firm as a corporate paralegal. I am driving home one day after work and I see a guy on the side of the road who looks like he really needs help.

Lo and behold, it’s ‘Francis’ and despite this realization, I give him a ride to and from the nearest gas station so he can get gas for his car. In my head, it was enough that I helped my childhood bully out and was the better person. The added bonuses were that my first interaction with my childhood bully after so long was in a suit and being much taller than he was. The cherry on top was how far his jaw dropped when he realized who I was and then bought me a few beers to thank me for my help and to apologize for how bad he was to me in high school.

There may not be a lot of justice in the world, but there is some!”

lawsuitandtie


50. Hopefully getting raped in prison for sexual assault of two minors.

“Hopefully getting raped in prison for sexual assault of two minors.”

DerFiend

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