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People reveal little things they’ve done, like secretly bidding against peers in online auctions

People have revealed some of the petty things they have done to get revenge after feeling wronged by others.

The conversation was sparked after an anonymous Mumsnet user, who is believed to be based in the UK, came out with her own favorite pettiness – before asking others to share theirs.

Explaining that she purposely slows down when people get too close, she added, “If they’re not backing up, I’ll continue to drive as slow as the law allows, just to make a mark.”

The poster asked, “Even if you haven’t acted on it, what’s the smallest thing you’ve considered?”

In a Mumsnet thread, people have revealed the petty things they've done to others - including secretly bidding against colleagues they don't like in online auctions (stock image)

In a Mumsnet thread, people have revealed the petty things they’ve done to others – including secretly bidding against colleagues they don’t like in online auctions (stock image)

An anonymous mumsetter shared her own favorite little thing while asking others to share theirs

An anonymous mumsetter shared her own favorite little thing while asking others to share theirs

Revealing a nasty prank they pull on their partner, one respondent wrote: “If my DP has done something to annoy me, I wait until he’s in the shower and then run a cold faucet for a quick blast .

“This makes the shower water hotter. Not enough to scald himself, but enough to get him to turn the temperature down and by that point he has a much cooler shower.

Another described himself as “sad and incredibly petty” and revealed he once secretly bid at an auction to inflate the price of an item that an unpopular colleague wanted.

They wrote: “A co-worker of mine (whom I didn’t particularly like) had a plastic Barbie plate that she was attached to oddly. She would use it all the time. One day she dropped it and it broke, and she was very upset.

“Then she found the same plate on eBay and bid for it. I decided to bid against them to push the price up. That stupid plastic plate went up to £35 before I stopped and let her win the auction. She still speaks of the “mysterious bidder” who was also so desperate to buy the plate. Yes, I am sad and incredibly petty.’

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People took to the post to share their own trivia, including secretly bidding in an online auction and misspelling a boss's name

People took to the post to share their own trivia, including secretly bidding in an online auction and misspelling a boss’s name

Another mumsnetter with a workplace grudge added: “Incredibly tame but I used to be really satisfied by one particularly nasty manager at an old job, had a name that could be spelled with or without an ‘e’. I always spelled it wrong in emails because I knew it would irritate them.”

And another shared that he was petty to get revenge on a manager, writing: “My boss used to refuse to use the stapler on anyone. If you had to use it, she’d let you do it at her desk, and she frowned if you dared crack it too hard.

“When I left, I stole it.”

And the pettiness transcended the workplace: for one commenter, a neighbor was the target.

She admitted: “I used to let my neighbors use my wifi when they were around – not often as they have a second home abroad.

“The husband was rude and snappy with me one day, so without telling them I changed the password so they couldn’t access it and I knew they wouldn’t dare ask me for the new password . It gave me much more pleasure than it should have.’

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A number of commenters admitted their delight at having responded to a situation where they felt undermined by pettiness

A number of commenters admitted their delight at having responded to a situation where they felt undermined by pettiness

Another minor IT-related incident went even further, with one mumsnetter writing: “I fixed a family member’s computer. It was completely riddled with viruses and malware. It took a few hours to fix it.

“I wasn’t offered a single drink, he didn’t say thank you and was generally rude while I sorted it.

“Before I went, I wrote a little script that made it beep loudly at random intervals and make it run at startup. Only a few times a day, but enough to be massively annoying.”

A poster revealed they once engaged in a minor fight with a sibling they shared a car with.

They wrote: “It’s not revenge but it’s petty (both of us). Back when my sister and I were still making love at home, but after we both learned to drive, we shared a car. My mother owned it and paid the running costs but we had to buy our own gas.

“We used to argue about whether one of us used more gas than we paid for. To the extent that we would end up spending 3 pounds of gas on every short trip. Really very petty!’

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Other trifles shared by forum users included refusing to pay a penny over the cost of gas for a shared car and pretending not to remember an old date

Other trifles shared by forum users included refusing to pay a penny over the cost of gas for a shared car and pretending not to remember an old date

Another shared how they got revenge on a horrible date, explaining: “I once went on a date (ALT) with a guy who was arrogant and just absolutely horrible. He talked non-stop about himself and had the nerve to tell me he didn’t like the way I did my hair.

“Years later I kind of met him at a gig. He recognized me and came to say hello. I acted like I had NO idea who he was. He kept protesting and trying to remind me and was extremely upset that I didn’t remember him AT ALL. It was delicious.’

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Bradford Betz

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