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Revenge - The Art of Getting Even

Updated on November 17, 2015

Revenge is almost as old as man is himself, and it's best when served cold. What's even better is when the victim has no idea whatsoever $6 what is about to happen. Where I work it's not exactly a very good idea to play a prank on another co-worker, because almost certainly there will be some form of retaliation.

I've seen just about every single possible scenario played out in the world of pranks at work. Like when someone's lock on their locker is permanently super glued shut, and they are late reporting to work because of it. So they retaliate, and get their revenge by pouring axle grease in the supposed perpetrator's work boots. This way when the victim is dressing up for work they have a big surprise waiting on them when they put their boots on. This can be a big problem especially if the wrong person's boots are filled up with axle grease.

The revenge for such pranks can be even more bitter sweet when a little bit of time, effort, and planning are put forth into the act. The more time and planning, then the better the act of revenge and getting even. It even gets better when a group of people get together, and put all of their minds towards this goal. The combination of all three of these ingredients were used in this story's act of revenge, and you just have to love it when a plan comes together.

It all began one day with a co-worker deciding that it would be funny to unplug another co-worker's piece of equipment. It may have sounded like a good idea at the time, but it took the poor victim a very long time to figure out exactly what was going on. Actually they never were able to figure it out on their own, and someone else who fell victim to the same prank earlier told them what the problem was. By the time he finally learned that his equipment had been unplugged, he was rather mad and really behind on his job. So our innocent victim, and I'm rather cautious in using the word innocent, declared that he can play games too, and thus the wheels began to turn on getting even and a pay back.

So with the assistance of his eager buddies they developed an elaborate, and brilliant plan for revenge like no other. After several long group discussions they all decided that they would sell their co-worker's car without his permission. Not just any car, but the car that he was currently driving to work.

So they all split up and did some research. When finished they had the victims cell phone number, vehicle specifications along with the mileage, and a photograph of the car while he was filling up at a gas station. Armed with all of this valuable information they proceeded to take an ad out on Craigslist.

They were all very careful, and covered all of their bases when they wrote the advertisement on Craigslist. Included in the reason for selling the 2007 Mercedes Benz was that they simply wanted the pay off price, which was well below the blue book value, because of coming off of a bad and painful relationship. They even decided to throw in a free tank of gasoline with the purchase. The most challenging part of this entire project was getting the victim's cell phone number, but after jumping through a few hurdles, they finally got that as well.

The ad was an instant overnight success once it hit the Internet, and there was an enormous amount of calls coming in all at once. Interest in the Mercedes Benz never seemed to slow down or dwindle, and the intended victim's cell phone literally blew up. The revenge was bitter sweet for everyone involved except the victim.

However even though the victim of this prank may not be the sharpest tack in the box, all things eventually come to their inevitable end as did this prank. He really didn't understand why all of this was happening until a little bird leaked out the information, and told him. So at that point after the discovery he called Craigslist, and had them flag the ad.

What comes around goes around, and now everybody is bracing for round three of this prank, and the ultimate pay back. One things for sure in the world of revenge, and that is with the art of getting even it's always required to top what was done to you. So stay tuned for more news on the upcoming part three of this prank - "Pay back for the revenge of the prank".

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    • Deb4FlatTires profile image

      Deb4FlatTires 2 years ago from Tennessee

      Nice prank ideas, and please keep us updated. I came from a family of mechanics and pranksters. Once i swapped a black stray can of paint with some hot pink while my cousin restored his old Dodge truck. Later that day, my bare feet were swimming in axle grease when i put on my canvas sneakers on to leave. Lol. Revenge pranked!!!

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      anweshablogs 3 years ago

      Wholesome entertainment indeed.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      This story brought back memories of an old workplace. The pediatric doctor loved to prank people. Once she put saran wrap just under the toilet seat. The victim ended up getting urine on his shoes. It was funny to us, but of course not to him. Thanks for the funny hub! voted up!

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      yaazhini 5 years ago

      Harmless pranks are fine. It is in humans to try to get even and I was once again assured that I am a human(!!) as I continued reading your story in spite of an urgent appointment on hand. Irresistible way of presentation.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow-things over at your work place sound pretty interesting. I have been on both ends of a prank but it's been awhile since I've been involved in one. My neighbor pranked me two summers ago. She knew I had planted zucchini in my vegetable garden and saw me going out daily to check on my plants. One day I came out and screamed in sheer joy. I saw the biggest zucchini I've ever seen in my life. Eventually my neighbor came out and played along, telling me how incredible my beautiful and big zucchini was. She let me brag about it all day but finally broke down and told me she got it from a friend and laid it in my garden as a joke. The cool thing about this prank is that it didn't hurt anybody. I knew I had my own zucchini coming eventually. I always tell her I'm going to get her back-something harmless, but I still haven't. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      It will be interesting to read what revenge was cooked up in retaliation for this prank, ths.

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      justgrace1776 5 years ago

      Hee, hee

      Keep us updated?

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      Jobb Gosamo 5 years ago from Philippines

      The write is undeniably good, but I can' t commiserate with pranksters. Personally, I don't like surprises, and for the same reason I don't pull any on anyone. I have zero tolerance for this kind of escapades. I admit many don't mind, and may even like them. It just doesn't work for me. The stakes can be high, even tragic - too perilous.

      As for the prose, voted up.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Great write. I am the first to enjoy a good prank, whether done to me or I am the prankster. However, I never do anything that will harm someone or get out of hand. It's all supposed to be done for pure fun and laughs without effecting someones likelihoods or family.

      The Craigslist stunt is rather genius.