Of course, you have to be careful not to hurt anyone when you deliver payback, so petty revenge is sometimes the only option.
Obviously, if we were all emotionally mature enough to simply get over things and move on, we’d be a lot better off. Often, revenge only leads to a cycle of retaliation.
But it can also feel really rewarding.
While we’re not advocating revenge, we have gathered 60 of the best petty revenge photos from the web, showing just how low people can go after someone annoys them.
1. Revenge monkey
Both are annoying.
The person who made this sign is using it against the worst of the spammers:
“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.”
2. Tastebud terror
“Lad at work just eats everyone’s treats. Tomorrow will be a surprise for him.”
Yes, it will! A really gross surprise – and one that we would have loved to watch.
Seriously though, who steals people’s food!?
3. A permanent reminder
We really have no sympathy for cheaters (just break up already!), but this probably goes beyond petty since that tattoo will be a forever reminder of what he did.
4. A cat’s revenge
It’s impossible to discipline a cat and get off scot-free.
Clearly this feline does not care about the environment.
5. Petty cash
Seems like everybody wins here – he gets his petty revenge and she gets her cash.
6. Sleeping soundly
Now the whole world knows just what he sounds like (and, finally, so does he!).
7. Petty thieves
We love it!
While it’s not exactly festive, it is embarassing to a person who totally deserves it!
8. Parking lot punk
When this obnoxious driver parked in 2 spots, a parking lot avenger decided to zip tie a shopping cart to his door handle.
At least now they have to face some inconvenience as well!
9. Bitter birthday
We doubt the town enjoyed that bad press.
10. Cyber revenge
ALWAYS be nice to the waitstaff.
11. Neighborly advice
And – in this case – a fine to go along with it.
12. The most bitter
This might be a bit big to be “petty” though. It was titled “Bitter man buys the house next door to his ex-wife and installs an interesting sculpture.”
That seems like a big investment for sweet, immature revenge.
13. Like a good neighbor…
We don’t know what the next move is here, but it’s either an admission and apology or a bird-eye view of obnoxious deor for eternity.
Sometimes it’s better to just apologize.
14. Petty vs. petty
We think they got the point across with the second sign as well.
15. You’re welcome!
And to let him or her know, they spelled it out for them – quite literally, with the hair.
Distusting and brilliant!
16. Let he who cast the first snowball…
But do you think this guy played so dirty during the office snowball fight that he deserved this petty revenge afterward?
“Pettiness level 100,000,00…… My husband was angry this morning so he decided he was only making his half of the bed.”
Hey, that’s still more than some husbands do.
The pettiness level on this one is cranked up to the max.
18. Made with spite
Not only was this guy reminded of the fight with his partner the night before while he was at work, but he also has to wonder if his food is jinxed.
19. In a jam
Now they’re entitled and their BMW is covered in jam.
Bet that was fun to wash off!
20. Porch pirate poop
It’s a giant bag of dog turds – which is exactly what they deserve.
21. Mid-game mastermind
We don’t know what this guy’s roomate did, but we’re guessing he’s never going to do it again.
22. Petty from space
If you go on Google maps, you’ll see exactly what he thinks about the jerk next door.
23. Peppered with Post-Its
After a friend toilet papered this OPs car, they decided to get them back…colorfully.
That is A LOT of Post-Its to take off a car!
24. A chalk outline of a jerk
“I’ve carried chalk in my car for 10 months just so I could do this once. Yesterday was the day.”
We hope it was everything they dreamed it would be.
25. Beyond petty
Still, we have to know who these barbarians are that eat other people’s food at work. That’s next-level clueless.
Maybe they do deserve some cat food.
26. Petty purring
Always be careful when trying to get revenge against your cat.
27. Return to sender
“This is 6 months worth of junk mail. I shoved all the contents into the prepaid envelopes and tomorrow I’m mailing it all back at the junk mailers expense.”
Again, aside from the senseless environmental impact, we are so down for pranking junk mailers.
28. Grandma’s revenge
And we’re sure the kid LOVED making tons of noise with it.
Guess their parents will have some phone calls to make in the future.
29. A picture is worth a thousand words
Of course, you can always deny it was intentional.
Subtle, petty, brilliant.
30. Restful retribution
This cat has taken its enjoyment of the dog’s bed to the most gloriously petty level.
31. Extra, extra, read all about it
Not all publicity is good publicity.
32. Damning discount
Clearly they don’t know women very well.
We’d say this waitress got the best revenge – but probably not a great tip.
33. Childish delight
Is no one parking in the lines anymore these days? How hard is it?!
34. Take that, cat
How many times has your cat laid on your laptop or keyboard and made life inconvenient?
We’re enjoying the look of annoyance on the cat’s face – especially since it can technically get up whenever it wants.
35. Table for none
And threading his shoes through the frame is a great, and deeply inconvenient, touch too.
36. That’s a wrap
We wonder how long it takes to unwrap a whole car.
37. You’re surrounded
Too bad this driver felt like the rules didn’t apply to them.
They deserved to get towed!
38. Always log out
Otherwise all of your friends will know what you’ve done.
39. Petty pride
Trust us, no one wants to talk to a bigot like this in the bathroom anyway.
Get over it and get on with life.
40. El macho cabrío
We wonder how long it took this guy to get mad – and then get revenge.
41. Hall pass hellion
We bet this teacher just gave him the hall pass from there on out.
42. Flex that ego
“Joined a gym, and was teased by my fit friends who workout there. Got my revenge.”
Who teases people at the gym? That’s so low.
Do you think this was enough to embarrass these guys?
Sadly, if you take duckface gym selfies, your threshold for embarrassment is probably pretty high (and your self-awareness pretty low).