As the saying goes, it’s best to kill them with kindness. Although it is suggested to be the bigger person, sometimes you need to get a little sassy and seek revenge. Rude people are the worst, and when you work with people all day you are bound to get a few bad apples. These 10 stories that people have shared on Reddit show that you can get back at someone with a bad attitude in the most subtle of ways. Revenge is sweet, and it is even sweeter when you are sly. You may want to keep slide #4 in mind for future reference!
10. Revenge Served Piping Hot
A former shift leader at Dunkin’ Donuts remembers one especially rude encounter. One woman arrived with her group of friends during a hectic rush. Their order was huge, and the woman decided to ask for a job application and fill it out right at the counter. The customer then proceeded to complain about a flat soda and then yell in the lobby about not getting a refund. The shift leader decided to take the woman’s application and throw it away right in front of her face.
9. Don’t Mess With Those In Customer Service
An individual working in a hotel had a regular customer that stayed there frequently. Every time he was there he would make rude, condescending comments about “minimum-wage workers” and was always yelling at the hotel staff. This person noticed that the man was forming a relationship with one of his female co-workers, so when his wife called one night they connected it to the mistress’s room. Needless to say, the rude customer and his wife got a divorce.
8. God Is Undoubtedly Good
Working at a church is admirable, but this person couldn’t catch a break from one of their woman co-workers. She would criticize everything they would do, just because they were not from a Christian family. One day while mopping they did not hold the door open for this woman, and she started freaking out. They did the logical thing by locking her out of the church. They put the mop between the door handles and got back to their business.
7. Public Transportation Is Sometimes Beyond Horrible
This person recalls the unfortunate incident of sitting next to a furious lady on the train. She was mad that they sat next to her because she wanted “to sit alone,” and she kept mumbling angrily under her breath. The person noticed a lady with a large purse enter the train, and they offered their seat so the angry lady would be forced to have her space taken up by the passenger’s huge bag. Her face was priceless.
6. Patience Is A Virtue — Even In Fast Food
This person remembers making an irritable customer’s coffee wrong at McDonald’s. He rudely asked them to make it again and began to audibly comment on how long it was taking. This McDonald’s employee decided to pour out the entire pot of coffee in front of the shocked customer and tell him it would be another five minutes. The furious customer drove off without his coffee.
5. It Never Pays To Be Rude In Retail
One retail worker was employed at a clothing store that has a strict policy about returning items. Everything had to have a tag still attached. One customer came in and was extremely rude to a few employees, and they came to the register bragging about how they were probably going to return all of the items they were buying. The worker cut all of the tags off of their clothes. Good luck returning those items.
4. What Goes Around Comes Around
This person watched a lady lazily leave her shopping cart behind someone else’s car. After seeing this, the individual took the cart and put it behind the lady’s car! They watched as she had to get out of her car and move it, and she actually put it back in the corral where it belongs. Sweet, sweet victory.
3. Quick Comebacks Are Key
Nothing is more annoying than someone that can’t take a hint. This woman was at a frozen yogurt shop when one of the employees wouldn’t leave her alone. He followed her around while hitting on her, and he even continued making comments to the other employee when she was trying to pay. She finally got the creepy employee to shut up by stating that their relationship was great until she walked in on him in bed with her brother.
2. Staying At The Scene Of The Crime Isn’t So Smart
One person left the grocery store and saw that their car had been hit. Another customer told them that they saw the culprit hit their car and park at the other end of the parking lot. This allowed them to find the car that hit them, give them four flat tires, and leave them a note that said “have a nice day.”
1. I Wonder Which Smell Was Worse
This individual was walking down the street and smoking a cigarette when they could see a lady making faces about 30 feet away. She was outside a restaurant eating on the patio, and she was motioning for the cigarette smoker to cross the street. They did the most logical thing and walked right past her while farting. I’m sure that paired well with her lunch.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and these people definitely had the right idea. If you maintain your cool you will make a rude person angry, and keeping your composure is good revenge in itself. Working in customer service or simply encountering rude people on a daily basis can be a drag, but you can combat this by thinking outside the box and dishing it right back at them in a seemingly polite way. Share your best moment of dealing with someone over-the-top below, and be sure to share with your friends and family who work in customer service. They will definitely relate to these 10 stories!