The best revenge is when you let someone screw themselves without ever lifting a finger, which is exactly what Adrian Rodgers experienced when dealing with his ex-girlfriend who not only stole all the furniture out of his home when they broke up but tried to make him suffer. Tried to shut his electricity off? Check. Tried to sell his car? Check. Tried to hack email? Check check check. But regardless of what she did, she neglected. Why?
I dated a girl for about four years, let’s call her Lesly. She was wonderful. I loved her very dearly. As far as I understood we were amazing together and great as friends and as lovers. We seldom ever fought. We got along great. We were engaged and had plans to get married. So far as I knew everything was fantastic. In fact, I doubt I will ever find another girlfriend that I’m THAT compatible with.
I loathed her too. Maybe that was my biggest fault. I always let her go shopping whenever she wanted, I kept her fed by a golden spoon and wrapped in the finest linens. Even if she didn’t ask, I typically enjoyed spoiling her. That is just how I am.
She’d recently gotten a part-time job, paying $9 an hour, and I had then gotten her a new cellphone lineup for her as work line, as a celebratory gesture, since she was needing a Note 5 and wasn’t due for an upgrade. She said she would pay for the balance on the old phone with her first check.
Then one fall day that our only car got repoed. She called the bank, the bank said that I was three months behind on my payments. I knew that wasn’t right. That is when she told me it wasn’t working out. She said she was tired of being broke and struggling financially. She wanted something better from life than being broke all the time. The interesting thing to note here is that she hadn’t worked in a few years, and was living from my paycheck. I’m a network engineer, live comfortably at a fairly nice house with a lot of the hottest gadgets and toys and everything but my newest car is paid for. I’d hardly call that struggling.
She left after the car got repoed. I was upset about it and went to my mom’s house for the day while she packed her things. While I was at my mothers I paid the repo fees and the past due balance for the amount the bank told me that was owed. Turns out the balance was for another account, the lender had repoed the wrong vehicle and given me the wrong account number to pay. So I paid somebody else accounts. They fixed it, applied the balance to my (not past due) account and promptly gave me my car back.
I came back that evening with some friends and she had taken EVERYTHING. She took all the furniture, except a couch and my bed and my kids beds. She took collectibles, decorations, food, basically everything that wasn’t nailed down.
Also when she left, she took her two cell phones I have been paying for on a payment plan. So I still had to handle my cell phone bill being $400/mo for three mobiles, when I just use one of these. I still owe $1600for those two phones Then there was a matter of a $2,200 loan she’d taken out with my mom, that she had agreed, in writing, to repay.
I sent her an email a couple of days later asking for my stuff back and for the money she owed and she replied that I was harassing her and that if I contacted her again she would call the cops and threatened bodily injury from her stepdad.
So I suspended her lines and didn’t say anything. She phoned me from a borrowed phone the next day to ask me if I was going to tell her before I turned off her phone. I said I did not feel like I want to since they were my telephones and the account was in my name.
Since then she’s tried to get my power turned off. Which didn’t happen, because they called me to confirm.
She’s attempted to sell my car without getting it in her possession, which failed.
She has tried to call the police on me for harassment, dumped garbage in my yard and known as the homeowners association, and broken into my house and left things and taken anything else, on a number of different occasions. I have changed my locks and set up security cameras since then.
So enough of the backstory. This is where my resurrection comes in. I took her to small claims court for$9,700 for damages and property and all the money she owed and I won. Granted I have to pay to have that enforced, and honestly, I do not even care to apply it. But I won.
Revenge is mine
I also got a promotion at my job because she left, was recently given a raise and a big fat bonus, only got a$1,000 voucher from Delta because they screwed up my flight, and things are usually better than they had been before she left, tenfold.
She lives with her mother in a tiny room with no air conditioner, and no heater, can’t get a car (my friend owns a car lot, she tried to buy from him because everybody else had turned her down. He turned her down on principal) or a cell phone due to her credit, and relies on family and friends to push her to her two day a week job and school. She owes $40,000 for college loans for her first few years, and shes got four years left to go. But I guess that’s better than fighting, right?
I just wanted to include this: Once I suspended her phone lines, she got very angry and tried to get revenge in a number of ways, all of which failed.
1. She tried to sell my car to a dealership without having the car with her. (how dumb is it?)
2. She tried to have my power turned off.
3. She hacked my facebook
4. Broke into my house several times, (left things, took other things) until I changed the locks and put in safety cameras.
5. She tried to shut out my loan account with the bank, and have them repo the car. (They told her as long as it was being paid for they wouldn’t repo the vehicle under any circumstances)
6. She attempted hacking all my email accounts, bank accounts, Steam account, Xbox account, and any other accounts she could to try and screw me over.
7. She was able to cancel one of my debit cards, but it was not my primary one and she didn’t take any money, she just wanted me to confront the difficulty of not having a debit card?
8. She threatened me multiple times”physical bodily injury” from her stepdad and brother.
9. Dumped crap on my lawn and known as the Homeowners Association.
10. Frequently sent me pictures of the cat that we adopted. (This one hurts a little bit, but I’ll never let her know that)
11. Made sure that everyone knows what a horrible person I am and how horrible I was throughout her whole relationship.
Through all that, the only time I ever contacted her was to ask for my stuff back. Once. That’s it. I gave her a list of things she chose, told her she had a week to return, or else. If she attempted to contact me I ignored it completely. She flipped out and started trying to somehow enact revenge. I never once called the police on her, I never let on that any of it bothered me, I never said:”hey, why did you do so?” , but she kept on continuously trying to screw me over, failing every single time. I never flinched or batted an eye. That to me is the absolute victory.