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'Quit being such a big baby': Woman gets even with ex-fiancé by pranking him with a box of mice

'Quit being such a big baby': Woman gets even with ex-fiancé by pranking him with a box of mice

Who doesn't love an epic revenge tale 32 years in the making? This woman got back at her ex-fiancé, who once took advantage of her fear of mice. Well, as it turns out, he was not exactly immune to the same fear. Now, there are far too many people I wish I could get even with, but I simply do not have the pettiness or energy to follow through. In fact, it took me several hours of talking myself up just to convince myself to confront an ex about him using my family's cable subscription. If I had…
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'I'm getting sick of my auntie Karen': Karen sabotages niece's efforts to bake for a market by taking over the kitchen space all week

'I'm getting sick of my auntie Karen': Karen sabotages niece's efforts to bake for a market by taking over the kitchen space all week

It sounds like this person's aunt smelled some competition. She was making pie filling for an upcoming Holiday market, while her niece planned to bake a flan. It's always hard sharing space with family members during this time of the year, so the niece tried to get around any potential problems by requesting use of the kitchen for one day that week well in advance. Of course, everyone said yes, but at the last minute, this woman's aunt decided to unleash the Karen inside of her. This thread was…
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‘I refuse to accommodate her': Former mother-in-law refuses to attend Christmas dinner unless it's on ‘her terms’

‘I refuse to accommodate her': Former mother-in-law refuses to attend Christmas dinner unless it's on ‘her terms’

Family Christmas dinners are either the event you most look forward to OR the event that you are wholeheartedly dreading every day of the year until December, by which time you accept your fate. One daughter-in-law, who for the sake of this story, we will call OP, feared the latter, as she was no longer with her spouse, and did not take a liking to his family at all. The mother-in-law, who we will call Karen, liked to scowl, drink, complain, and do things her way. She never went out of her way…
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'I said her roasted chicken tasted like cardboard': Woman shocks husband by refusing to cook for him after he tries to look cool in front of his friends

'I said her roasted chicken tasted like cardboard': Woman shocks husband by refusing to cook for him after he tries to look cool in front of his friends

This couple's relationship is on the rocks after the husband insulted his wife to seem cool. They say that the things you treasure most in your loved one, like the way they joke around or the way they put their family members first, might one day become the traits that annoy you the most. Maybe your significant other is close with their parents, and someday that may put you in the middle of all their disputes. This husband clearly has a jokey sense of humor that his wife probably loved when the…
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'He's not your son!': Sister-in-law decides to name her unborn nephew behind the mother's back, family fallout ensues right before Christmas

'He's not your son!': Sister-in-law decides to name her unborn nephew behind the mother's back, family fallout ensues right before Christmas

With every holiday season comes the struggle of spending too much time with your family. Even worse is having to spend too much time with your in-laws. I don't know what it is about in-laws that creates such a universal bad feeling so many people can relate to. And on top of all that, the stress of the holiday season tends to bring another level of conflict into the mix. This year I have convinced my partner to go on a holiday and spend Christmas in a hotel just the two of us because I couldn't…
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'You can't leave me here!': Favored niece heads home after being demoted from top familial rank, leaving uncle locked in a closet

'You can't leave me here!': Favored niece heads home after being demoted from top familial rank, leaving uncle locked in a closet

Every family faces different challenges. Every family believes that they have won the short end of the stick. We genuinely think that nobody can understand our extraordinary and bizarre family. However, we must always keep in mind that, despite our best efforts to convince ourselves otherwise, there are times when the grass truly is greener on the other side of the fence! The story below is an account of a niece who has always been Uncle Todd's favorite, but as luck would have it, even she fail…
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'I do not want to give my bike to your spoiled child': Entitled Karen demands a teen to give his bike to her kid; teen holds his ground even when Karen tries to steal it

'I do not want to give my bike to your spoiled child': Entitled Karen demands teen give his bike to her kid; teen holds his ground when Karen tries stealing it

In a busy apartment complex, a 14-year-old boy who loved riding his bike found himself in a weird situation. As he was cruising through the buildings, another kid spotted his bike and immediately wanted it. The other kid started with an innocent compliment, but things got worse when his entitled mom, who we'll call Karen (of course), showed up and demanded the teen give up his bike because her kid was younger.
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'They put me over the edge': Daughter misses Dad and Karen Stepmom's wedding, they never got over it, daughter confronts them years later with no regrets

'They put me over the edge': Daughter misses Dad and Karen Stepmom's wedding, they never got over it, daughter confronts them years later with no regrets

There are certain moments in a family's history that people will never let go of no matter how hard you try. It's that bizarre thing that happens when members of a family construct a strange revisionist narrative of the event that, of course, paints themselves in a great light and another member of the family in a bad one. That's exactly what happened to this Redditor, who shared their story via this thread on Reddit's r/AmITheA**hole subreddit. When she was 11 years old, she was grieving the l…
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'For every one [text] I sent him, he received 30': Man gets petty revenge on brother by running up his phone bill, costing him a job

The infamous sibling rivalry. Where rules are off the table – you're free to unleash the nastiest remarks without a hint of remorse, and maybe even throw a few vengeful punches. It's the kind of fighting only siblings can endure. You can't get away with such antics in the real world, but your sibling? Well, they're stuck with you, so they've got no choice but to take it.
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'All my money is mine': 20+ people share their 'I'm so glad I don't have kids' moments

Everyone says there is never a perfect time to have children and that you can never be fully prepared for such a monumental life change, and that may very well be true. However, that's not to say that we shouldn't at least be sure we understand the details of what that life shift might look like beforehand. Societal pressure to have kids is real, and there is no denying that having kids can be a beautiful thing. But like most things in life, it's not for everyone. In an online world where so mu…
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'A marching band to play me into work so I can hand in my resignation': 20+ purchases to make after winning the lottery

'A marching band to play me into work so I can hand in my resignation': 20+ purchases to make after winning the lottery

For better or for worse, everyone has had that passing thought about what they would do first if they won the lottery. Ok, maybe nepo babies aside, everyone else has considered this possibility. Would you do something practical like paying off student loans or getting a financial advisor to figure out how to manage all this money? Or would you do something completely shallow like go on an immediate shopping spree? Personally, I would do both at once. Heck, if I won the lottery, why can't I be a…
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'We never put lights on the tree': Son shares how his father's Christmas lie changed the course of family Christmas for 30 years

Families and tradition are synonymous with one another; it might be as simple as some small silly thing that you do together every year during the holidays, or it might be a serious, all-encompassing system of decorum that members must abide by. As most of us aren't part of some pseudo-royalty billionaire trust or vying for the succession of our father's multinational mass media company—chances are, more often than not, that most of our family traditions land towards the sillier end of the spec…
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Update: '$170,000 dollars of the money was missing:' Guy discovers his Karen wife had been using their daughter's college fund to satisfy her shopping habits

Update: '$170,000 of the money was missing:' Guy discovers his Karen wife had been using their daughter's college fund to satisfy her shopping habits

Can you imagine needing to scratch your shopping itch so badly that you had to dip into your child's college fund? It doesn't get much more desperate than that, not to mention risky. I mean, if you're willing to go there, you're willing to sacrifice your future relationship with your kid, all for a pair of shoes you'll probably wear twice or three times a year. Thankfully, this shocking revelation and the difficult consequences for the family at the center of it all did not stop the daughter fr…
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'This was a gift to myself': Woman lets her kids spill paint on her sister-in-law's expensive fabric, replaces it with cheap cloth as an apology

'This was a gift to myself': Woman lets her kids spill paint on her sister-in-law's expensive fabric, replaces it with cheap cloth as an apology

This SIL went out of her way to use the wrong “tablecloth.”
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'We aren't the problem': Family members accused of always being late, insist they will be on time, malicious compliance ensues

'We aren't the problem': Family members accused of always being late, insist they will be on time, malicious compliance ensues

Rallying family members for group gatherings can take more mental energy than taxes, apartment hunting, and scheduling your next doctor appointment combined. Everyone has that one family member who makes planning these kinds of social occasions way more difficult than it needs to be. It's like rallying a whole troop of soldiers, except really you're just rallying one infuriating human who has no regard for other people's time and schedules. I'm all for moving at your own pace, but not at the ex…
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'The entire house went silent': Family members guilt trip a couple into having kids, so they clap back in a way that shuts down the conversation for good

For childfree couples, the holiday season is usually the time of year you get chased around by all of your aunties and older cousins, pestering you about your life choices, your aging physique, and your inability to (so far) provide your bloodline with an heir. What is it, the 1700's? Is that all we're good for?
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