Sometimes, life offers situations that can be a little bit trying. Whether it be getting into an argument with someone, or having an annoying roommate who doesn’t seem to respect your space—it’s hard to remain kind and patient when life throws you curveballs.
Now, some people may say the easiest thing to do is to be the bigger person. As much as we don’t like the cliche, you aren’t supposed to fight fire with fire. Blowing up and getting angry would probably just make you look immature.
So what do you do when someone has done you wrong and you kind of want to get them back, but not in an aggressive way? You get petty, which might as well be the shorter way of saying “passive aggressive.”
Whether it be a clever comeback or seeking revenge after an argument, here are 16 people who took petty to a whole new level.
1. Okay, but don’t you think walking around with a few sheets like these would come in handy? There’s nothing worse than a crappy parking job that prevents you from getting a particular spot.
2. Looks like this person is trying to send a message. Let’s face it, no one likes cleaning the drain, but if anyone should be doing it, it’s probably the person with the longest hair.
3. Well, that’s one way to send a message. Rather than just knocking on the ceiling with a broom like most people, this guy is full-on vacuuming.
4. I guess the original Dave should have been a bit more specific. Or he should have double checked that there wasn’t another Dave in the office before leaving his drinks like this.
5. Get ready for the ultimate petty instructions. I’m not sure if this girl’s tips are really petty or borderline criminal, but they’re hilarious either way.
6. I’m also not sure if her food/car wrecking hacks will actually work, but I’m not about to go test the theory…and neither should you (just to be safe)
7. Now it’s getting criminal. What on earth has this girl gone through to get to the level of coming up with these schemes? Any potential date who finds her profile will probably run for their lives.
8. If there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s mess with a girl’s hair. Sure, this woman was a little rude but maybe she was having a bad day! No need to tie her braids to the seat.They could rip!
9. He must have been pretty tired of hearing that response to go through all this trouble to be so petty. I wonder if this girl thought her boyfriend was preparing her a meal. How disappointing.
10. That awkward moment when you get into a fight via text message but neither of you are quite finished yet. Work on those communication skills, people. They’re a pretty big deal when it comes to relationships.
11. How many people do this? Especially on social media. Are you one of those people who wishes everyone a happy birthday, or do you pick and choose?
12. Yikes, if this isn’t a passive-aggressive note I’m not sure what is. I guess it’s possible that this trash can could be dedicated to a certain type of waste, but to go as far as dumping foreign trash on the floor?
13. When I was younger, my sister snipped the sleeves from my favorite nightgown after an argument. Looks like this girl’s sister had the same idea. I was just as confused.
14. Now, this is pretty clever. Evil? Yes, but also super clever. It stings to get cheated on. So, hopefully the sting of this guy’s tattoo will teach him a lesson.
15. Well if that’s how he effectively calms down then maybe it’s for the best? But honestly… aren’t adults supposed to discuss their issues?
16. I’d be pretty angry if someone threw out my beverage as well, but I’m not sure I would go this far. It seems extreme to make the whole office suffer with you.