The internet cheers on a woman’s revenge on one of her neighbors over parking drama in the complex where she lives.
The reddit post, which has racked up 12,600 upvotes, is titled “Man yells at me for being in ‘his place’. Fine, it’s my place now.” redditor @xiinya shared the post on the “Petty Revenge” subreddit, where it has received more than 300 comments since it was shared on June 22.
Revenge, which is an action performed by harming another because of a mistake, is a common emotion often thought to be cathartic, when in reality researchers have found that it ultimately destroys the feelings associated with wrongdoing. , extends, according to the Science of People website.
The nonprofit Knowable Magazine spoke to psychologist Michele Gelfand, who says revenge brings negative and positive feelings. “The classic idiom ‘revenge is sweet’ has some empirical support — neuroscience shows that reward centers in the brain are activated when people think only of revenge, and people predict that they will be happy after seeking revenge,” Gelfand explained. . “But other research shows that this is short-lived and that people are often not as happy as they thought they would be. In that sense, revenge can be seen as bittersweet, with positive and negative feelings.”
The original poster (OP) works full time from home and does not drive unless it is to run errands or when she is ‘by appointment’. In her complex there are “non-reserved” and “reserved” places that are located in the underground garage. However, none of them are assigned.
“As long as you have a ‘reserved’ sticker on your vehicle, any of the ‘reserved’ spots (all of which are labeled ‘reserved’) is fair game,” the woman explained.
She has an unreserved sticker because it’s $40 cheaper, and came off an appointment when the situation got out of hand. She pulled into her neighbor’s “reserved” spot so she could put her car behind her to an “open, unreserved spot.”
“Look, male Karen in his rusty 2007 Rav4 starts honking at me because I’m in ‘his spot’, saying ‘I can’t park there’ because I don’t have a ‘reserved’ sticker,” she shared. “I told him I was just pulling back.”
She admitted she probably should have just let the situation go, “but his Karen-ness made me so mad.” When the OP got into the elevator, she realized that the man only wanted to park in that spot because it was “right next to the elevator.”
The woman revealed that a “light bulb went off” in her head, and she went to the rental office and asked to upgrade her parking ticket. It’s extra money she has to pay, but she said it’s “worth the little revenge.”
The Redditor added that she would wait for the man to leave for work the next day so she could move her car to “his spot” and leave it there for God knows how long.” admit that there are benefits to ‘working completely remotely’.
She concluded: “Man yells at me for being in ‘his spot’, I upgrade my parking ticket and leave my car in ‘his spot’.”
When a Redditor asked the OP to let everyone know when the man finds out about the situation, she said: “I doubt there will be much of an update as there is more than one reserved spot, but the day I hear of the (real estate) manager is the day I know I’m a**.”
Many comments poured in via the viral post, and many people seemed to appreciate the woman’s efforts. “This is the pettiness I’m looking for,” admitted one Redditor. Another user added: “Narrow-mindedness: Please. See you tomorrow!”
Approval was talked about everywhere, with one user calling the OP their “hero” and adding, “This is the kind of pettiness that I cuddle, cherish and love with.”
Another Redditor reasoned that the situation is also so petty. “Spending $40 to fuck a guy out of ten extra steps every day… I f**king love it,” they said.
A user thinks the woman has spent the right amount on revenge. “Little AF [as f**k] OP, well played,” they said. “$40 is the perfect amount to spend on this. Much more and you’d be crazy, much less and it’s too trivial to worry about.”
Others suggested that the OP invest in a camera. “You might want to point a webcam at your vehicle in case this idiot tries to mess with your car,” one Redditor said.
news week contacted @xiinya for comment.
Other viral moments
This isn’t the only viral moment with revenge. An employee’s revenge story earlier this month on the… CEO who was “a decade in the making” rejoiced the internet† Meanwhile revenge of a teenager na omitted from a family photo happy viewers last month. In addition, the internet enjoyed a student’s $400 revenge on their roommate†