Here are five stories of sweet karmic retribution.
Making Money Off Of Money-Grubbers
You come home from a hard day’s work; the last thing you want is someone trying to sell you a home security system your tiny studio apartment doesn't need, or angling for donations to that alma mater you hated.
Like all of us, 25-year old Leeds resident Lee Beaumont was being simply tormented by cold calls from insurance salesmen and the like.
So he got creative. He turned his home number into an 0871 premium rate line, which meant the cold callers had to pay him when they interrupted his evening TV binges. Beaumont makes 7p a minute off of these calls, so all those cold call stall tactics just mean more money for him. The more the nuisance, the more the moolah.
Whenever You Point A Finger, There's Three Pointing Back At You
Don’t Pick A Fight You Can’t Win
Two young Swansea men got drunk and decided to beat up a pair of cross-dressers they saw on the street. Because what’s more masculine than copious amounts of alcohol, violence, and a distinct distrust of anything different?
Unbeknownst to the two homophobes, their would-be targets were actually cage fighters dressed up for a fancy dress bachelor party.
See for yourself how that ended:
God Does Listen To Our Prayers
Stuart Shepard of Focus on the Family, one of America’s leading evangelical Christian groups, called on his fellow conservatives to pray for rain at Barack Obama’s outdoor acceptance speech during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
“I’m talking about umbrella-ain’t-gonna-help-you rain … swamp-the-intersections rain.”
Well, the Obama’s speech went off without a hitch, perfect skies and all. But there was a little ol’ thing called Hurricane Gustav. Unfortunately for Shepard and company, it hit the Republican National Convention.
And then in 2012 it happened again. Just in case we didn’t get the cosmic message the first time.
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