We all have a friend who likes to stir the pot up a little bit when things are getting too normal. Or maybe we are that friend. We know fully well how to be fully functioning, non petty human beings who are able to communicate and not take like too seriously. But sometimes, it's a little too fun, and maybe we're not able to stop. You know those screenshots you've been saving away for a rainy day, you know that grudge you've been holding on Bob for eating your sandwich. It's time those people get revenge, in the most petty way possible.
And sometimes they’re the worst ones! Calvin Harris and Rita Ora split up in 2014 right before the Teen Choice Awards, where they were booked to perform a song together. However, Harris pulled the ultimate petty move and legally revoked her rights to sing the song two days before the awards on the grounds that he had written it.
We know it's awkward having to run into your ex out and about. We suppose it would be really awkward to have to sing a song on stage with your ex. Maybe we don't completely blame him.
This is an example of a petty bro who just needs to take a chill pill. It’s clear that he’s getting very emotional because of his hunger so he took the time to tear up little pieces of paper and write “IDK” on each one, and then give it to his girlfriend.
Actually, that's pretty genius and totally valid. Maybe that will help her decide what she wants to eat in the future. It's always the worst when someone says that they don't know. At least have one option picked out for us, for goodness sakes, so we have a little bit of direction.
Blac Chyna famously went on to date Rob Kardashian after being dumped by Tyga, who left her for Kylie Jenner (Rob’s half-sister). Confused yet? That’s okay, it’s all just one big web of celebrity pettiness. Now that Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian are engaged, she’s been showing off her ring everywhere on social media!
Okay, you’ve gotta admit that this one’s pretty clever. And we’ve all had that terrible landlord or neighbor that we dreamt of getting revenge on. Well done from passive-aggressive people everywhere, missboston1399.
Here we have an example of a rash, poorly planned-out petty retaliation. The sister was clearly very heated about their argument and just had to destroy something in the vicinity. A good first try, but next time try putting super glue in the soap dispenser.
This person clearly has the art of pettiness down to a science. They utilize both the passive-aggressive smiley face and a totally absurd consequence — aka, throwing trash over what seems to also be their kitchen.
If you saw this photo and immediately claimed that this thought hasn’t crossed your mind before, then you are straight up lyin.’ Even if your birthday was eight months ago and this person was on a plane to the other side of the world on that day, you still haven’t forgotten....
Even if you and your significant other have been together for five years, you still gotta remind his ex sometimes that he chose you and not her and you’re clearly way cooler and way better-looking than she is. HA!
It’s a little weird to point out that someone didn’t say “excuse me” just because they accidentally bumped your leg in the first place. But this guy takes it to another level and ties this lady’s hair to the bus seat in not one...but two knots. That’ll show her. We guess this guy wins?
And if you thought Ariana was finished, she’s not. Perhaps instead of going through all of this trouble to ruin his car, she should just date better men? This just seems like a lot of effort to go through.
If you’ve ever lived on the bottom floor of an apartment building then you know the struggles of the vacuum cleaner. But you can rest assured knowing that we can all live vicariously through this guy, who is doing the petty dirty work for us all.
And finally, this one’s gotta take the cake for the most petty and disgusting thing on our list. Like for real, forming all of that hair into the sentence, “I unclogged drain” probably took way, way longer than just unclogging the drain in the first place!