As I was scrolling through Reddit, I ended up in one of my favorite subreddits r/Prorevenge. For some reason, I love stories about entitled people getting their comeuppance in new and creative ways.
The original poster (OP), is a construction foreman and he was working on a house that was a little strange. It was 250 feet up a hill that was connected only by a footpath. All the building materials had to come up this footpath by hand. They had to literally carry an entire house up the hill. The only saving grace was having two parking spaces reserved at the bottom of the hill so they could park the delivery trucks and have easier access to the footpath and house.
Unfortunately, there is an elementary school not far away, and several times a day, parents felt the need to park in these spots even though they were reserved. Thankfully, most of the parents would move if there was a delivery or if OP needed the spots.
That is, until one day.
OP gets a call from a lumber delivery truck that says it is en route to his location. He lets the driver know he will meet him on the street and make sure he has a place to park. The truck contains the materials to frame the roof of the house, so it was a big load. OP didn’t want the truck to have to park in the middle of the road with emergency flashers for the hour or so it would take to hoof all that material up the hill.
This is what happens next:
As I begin my trip down the hill, I notice there is a school parent sitting in her car idling, assuming she’s just waiting to pick up her child, I walk up to her car and politely let her know that she is parked in a no parking zone and we really need her to clear it to park a delivery truck. She scoffs at me and rudely states back, “I’ll just be a few minutes, and your truck isn’t here, take a chill pill dude.”
Just then, the huge lumber truck arrives. OP waves at the driver and gestures toward the woman in the car, who has now put her window back up and was ignoring him.
By now the truck has pulled up alongside her car and I politely ask her again, with a stronger tone of voice to move her vehicle, reminding her that she is illegally parked in a tow away zone. Then she gives me this wonderful idea, she says, “Can’t you guys just unload around me? Jesus, it’s not that hard.” I give her another smile and walk away, a brilliant plan forming in my head. I instruct the delivery driver to park as closely to her as possible and block her in with the porta potty that is at one end of our reserved spots and the parked car that is parked just adjacent to our spots on the other end. He smiles because he immediately gets what I’m trying to do, and proceeds to expertly block this lady and her car into a little two parking spot jail.
They unstrap the lumber and the construction workers start the difficult task of humping all the lumber up the hill. But OP is smart. He calls the police parking enforcement and lets them know the situation. He didn’t want Entitled Mom (EM) to get in trouble, he just wanted a record of why his truck was blocking the road for so long. He happens to call a friendly traffic officer, who immediately says she can be there in 30 minutes and deal with the situation.
As the workers continue to unload the lumber, the child of EM shows up, but the lumber truck is parked so close she can’t get out of her car to greet her child.
She awkwardly clambers across the inside of her car and stumbles out the passenger door, shooting glaring looks at me and the truck driver in the process. She loads her kid into the back and then begins to realize that she has no way of leaving. She comes storming up to myself and the driver and states, “I’m in a big hurry, you need to move your damn truck right now so I can go.
Both the driver of the truck and OP smile.
Before I can respond the driver gets a grin on his face and says, “Ma’am in order to unload the lumber on the truck we had to unstrap it, and per our company policy I’m not allowed to move the truck with any unsecured load on it. Sorry.” This sends her into near aneurysm levels of blood pressure, meanwhile I can barely contain my laughter. “F*&% your policy I have somewhere to be!” She barks back at him.
Just then, the parking enforcement officer shows up and parks behind the truck. EM doesn’t see the officer arrive, and OP just casually says, “Can’t you just pull out around it? It’s not that hard.” With a grin, our hero OP uses EM’s line back on her, and she loses her mind.
"F*&% you!” She yells, and storms back to her car and angrily clambers back in through the passenger door and into the driver’s seat. At this point the officer is walking up to myself and the driver, before she can even introduce herself the [EM] in the car slams it into reverse and stomps on the gas, crashing into our porta potty and knocking it over, and then throws the car into drive and tries to mount the curb and drive on the sidewalk. The officer, driver and I are staring in disbelief as she gets halfway over the curb and gets stuck. I can hear her screaming obscenities over the idling truck from inside her car.
The police officer orders EM out of her car, and she realizes with horror that she just made those maneuvers in front of a cop. EM is placed in cuffs and sat on the very curb she just tried to drive over.
She sits on the curb yelling to the now two officers about how we told her she could stay there and that we never asked her to move. The traffic officer responds that she was the one who was originally called when she first refused to move and that she already knows what’s going on. While myself and the driver are giving a report to the second officer, my guys finish moving the remainder of the lumber and the driver finishes his statement and takes off to go back to the yard. By the end of the ordeal [EM] was arrested, charged with Child Endangerment, (her kid was in the back of the car the whole time) Reckless Driving, Destruction of Property, (the porta potty) and Driving on a Suspended License.
OP looks back on the incident with a smile.
“I never expected her to actually heed my advice to “Just pull out around it.” But I think next time she’ll probably think twice about parking in a tow away zone, if she ever gets a license again.”
That, my friends, is pro revenge in all its glory.