They say you don’t truly know a person until you live with them. This story of transformation and revenge proves just that and explains how a friend quickly became an enemy.
Nightmare housemates are horrible, but it’s even worse when they were once friends!
This woman’s tale of revenge on her horrible housemates is perfect. These guys are real stinkers.
The OP (original poster), a young woman, once lived in a flat with five other people – Jess, Bob, David, Callum, and her closest friend, Dara (the only other girl).
They all started renting the flat when they were around 19, and the OP and Dara were inseparable for a while.
They would have sleepovers in each other’s rooms after nights out and stay up late watching TV.
A Change of Dynamic
However, things changed when OP got a boyfriend, and Dara started a relationship with Callum, their shared flatmate.
OP’s family was going through a tough time, with her mother being diagnosed with dementia and her aunt being admitted to rehab after OP found her in a pool of vomit.
OP was overwhelmed with family commitments and spent less time in the flat.
Tension at Home
Despite being OP’s best friend, Dara never asked where she was or if she was okay.
Flatmates Looked Different
She could sense that Dara was annoyed with her for something, and Callum seemed to be irritated as well, but she was too exhausted to bring it up with them.
She Was Given the Cold Shoulder
A year passed, and OP still got along well with Jess, Bob, and David, but Dara and Callum would barely acknowledge her in the kitchen, and conversations were one-sided.
OP always asked them how they were doing, but they never reciprocated.
Gossip and Lies
To make matters worse, Dara and Callum started spreading rumors about OP and her boyfriend, claiming that they were having relationship problems and that OP tried to dump him, but he wouldn’t let her.
None of this was true.
They Waited Until She Was Weak and Vulnerable
Meanwhile, OP got mono and was bedridden for a few days.
She couldn’t reply to their messages immediately, but when she finally went to the kitchen, Callum confronted her and berated her, calling her names and saying nobody in the flat cared about her.
OP was shocked and didn’t understand why Callum was so angry.
Strange Things Began Happening
Then, strange things started happening to OP’s belongings.
Her shampoo smelled funny, her food went missing, her body wash became runny, and there was a stain on her toothbrush.
OP suspected Dara and Callum, but she didn’t have concrete proof until she confided in her friends, who then told her what they had done.
It turned out they had actually urinated in her shampoo and stuck her toothbrush into the toilet!
Who would do this to their best friend?! Especially when they’re going through such a tough time!
She Hit Back
Furious, OP decided to take revenge.
She retaliated by urinating in their shared face wash, putting Veet in their shampoo, replacing all their sugar with salt, and swapping their protein powder with a bulking solution of the same flavor.
She also found out that Dara was upset about parking space, as both of them had cars and were entitled to only one parking space per flat.
So OP convinced Dara’s new flatmate to re-insure their old car, causing Dara inconvenience with parking.
She Still Didn’t Understand
OP knew she may have gone too far, but she couldn’t understand why Dara and Callum had been so cruel to her when she was going through such a difficult time in her life.
What Had She Done to Deserve This?
Perhaps they were mad that she wasn’t spending as much time with them, but their treatment of her had only made things worse.
OP still didn’t know if there was another reason behind their behavior.
They Moved Out
In the end, Dara and Callum decided to move out of the flat.
OP had mixed feelings about the situation.
Issues could be fixed
She may have gotten revenge, but she also felt that they could have resolved things differently if only Dara and Callum had shown more compassion towards her during her tough times.
Would She Ever Get Closure?
Looking back, OP realized that revenge may not always be the best solution, but she also learned the importance of standing up for herself and not allowing others to mistreat her.
She Learned Who Her Real Friends Were.
She vowed never to let anyone mess with her belongings or take advantage of her again.
As she moved on from this experience, she promised herself to surround herself with people who truly cared about her well-being and supported her through thick and thin.
She Should Have Done More
Redditors, however, thought that she hadn’t gone far enough, considering how poorly her housemates had been treating her for over a year! One user said, “I’ve always hated seeing this happen.
All the Support
When one of your closest friends changes so drastically when they start dating some guy. It’s the worst heartbreak I’ve ever experienced. I’m really sorry you had to go through with that.
But your revenge was phenomenal. Also, kudos to you for being so aware of your surroundings to notice your stuff has been tampered with. Good luck!!”
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