Buffett literally bought all the stock he could find instead of selling it back to them. He bought so much that he became the controlling partner, and then he fired the guy who shafted him with an imperceptibly small shaft.
By Buffett's figuring, had he not bothered with this at all and instead invested in an insurance company like he originally planned to do with his money, he would have made $200 billion by now. For comparison, Buffett is currently worth about $85 billion. So is that the costliest revenge ever? You know, considering that $200 billion sounds less like an actual sum and more like the cartoon number that a James Bond villain would invent, I really have no idea.
A Lady Had Beef With A Neighbor, So She Had Her House Demolished
No one likes the person who lives next door -- that's just science. But that dislike rarely goes so far that you'll hire a contractor to literally demolish their house. Ana Maria Moreta Folch had some kind of asstastic neighbor, though. Like, way worse than Dolores and her goddamn willow tree that hangs over MY fence. Folch's neighbor, and this is on record with the police, was unsavory. Unsavory! That was the reason Folch gave to police (along with her entirely baseless suspicion that the neighbor had broken into her car) for literally removing her neighbor's mobile home unit.
Folch got ahold of her neighbor's keys somehow, and when her neighbor was out, she told a contractor that the unit was hers, it was a piece of shit, and it needed to go. So the dude, who had no reason to believe otherwise, proceeded to drive right through it with a bulldozer. Halfway through is when the actual homeowner came home. Classic sitcom material, ya know?
Is it still called "coming home" if your home is actively being erased from existence? Folch was arrested, even though she said she was just doing the neighborhood a favor. We can only hope she had that "I Am Legend" moment after her arrest when she realized that in fighting the monsters, she became worse than the monsters. That's poetic.
A Couple Planted Drugs On Someone They Thought Insulted Their Child
Imagine getting annoyed at the PTA. Imagine growing to hate the people who, since schools are usually underfunded as hell, just want you to donate a little money to get the band kids new instruments or the theater kids nicer lockers to be shoved into. Imagine being so downright angry at the PTA that you start plotting revenge schemes. Now you're in the right head space to possibly understand this tale of douchebaggery.
PTA President Kelli Peters was PTAing it up one day, keeping an eye on some kids playing tennis, when Jill "Was Also a Lawyer" Easter showed up to get her kid. Now, keep this part in mind, because it's the basis for the entire Gong Show that followed, but an exchange more or less like this happened:
Easter: "Hey, why isn't my kid waiting for me?"
Peters: "Oh, he's probably just a little slow to line up."
Easter: "I WILL GET YOU!"
Easter literally yelled that last part. Near as anyone can figure, Easter took "a little slow" to be a slight against her son's intelligence. And so the battle began.
Jill and Kent Easter wrote to the school and demanded that Peters be fired ... from her volunteer job. They said she'd left their son unsupervised and it caused anxiety attacks. The school did not fire her, so then Easter filed a lawsuit against Peters. The grounds? She alleged Peters was stalking her and tried to straight up murder her.
As the court shenanigans dragged on for a year, cops then got a phone call from a very concerned citizen. They had seen a car driving erratically near the school, and were concerned one of the volunteers was using drugs. In fact, they had seen the driver maybe put drugs behind the seat, so maybe the cops should go look. For drugs. Behind the seat.
Now hold on to your asshole, because when cops arrived, they found drugs. Behind the seat. A bag of weed, Percocet, and Vicodin. All in Peters' car. Man, it looks like the Easters were right to be concerned about her, huh? Yeah, no.
Surveillance footage from where the call was placed showed Mr. Easter entering the building at the time of the call. The drugs also had the Easters' DNA on them. Both Easters were found guilty of planting the drugs and given a couple months in jail. They were also sued by their victims for several million dollars. All that, and they still have to deal with having an extremely slow child.
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