We all know we're supposed to feel upset or disappointed with ourselves when we do bad things, but don't lie... every now and then it just feels good to be a little bad. Sometimes, seeing someone get what's coming to them is just delicious. Other times, you realize you have to "be cruel to be kind" and dish out a little bit of tough love. There are lots of reasons you might not lose any sleep over doing something "bad."
One Reddit user asked:
What is the 'worst' thing you've ever done that you don't actually feel bad about doing?
Some of the responses were hilarious, others were a little sad, but all of them were that special kind of honest that only happens on the internet. Here are some of the answers that hit hardest, edited for language and clarity, of course.
Let Mom Be Homeless
I refused my mom when she said she was going to be homeless if I didn't give her money. She said she would be sleeping on a bench if I didn't help her. I told her to get warm blankets. It was hard. The next day she checked herself into rehab.
No Mercy For His Mental Ailment
I ended contact with a guy that has Aspergers. I'm usually easy going and nice, but this guy just rubbed everyone in our friend group the wrong way. He was edgy for no reason and would force conversation on topics that only interested him.
Things came to a head when he got creepy with one of the girls, and commented how he imagined shooting the other one while playing Call of Duty. Line crossed. We were done with him and told him to get lost. He begged us to forgive him, claiming he had:
"Aspergers and I'm depressed, I didn't know that was wrong."
Bullsh!t, I've known plenty of people with mental ailments that don't do what he did.
Then for some reason he became fixated on me, like I was the one that could get him back into the group. He just would not leave me alone. I refused to give a single thought to him. Then he started saying I was going to regret it if I didn't get him back in.
I have family members with schizophrenia, and drug problems. I've heard these threats before. The friends were freaking out, but I convinced them not to. You can't yield to these manipulative tactics. Because that's what it was. Manipulation.
I told him in response: "I would pity you. But I won't feel guilty. That's your personal problem."
I put it out of my mind. Whether or not he did, I didn't care. I refuse to have my life jerked around.
About a week later: "Why can't we be friends?"
Blocked him across all media. No regrets.
Headbutted A Girl In The Face
I 'accidentally' headbutted this girl in the face at a concert. It was a busy gig so people were bumping into people and dancing. She decided to start punching the back of my head and shoving me. I asked my cousin to push me into her and I stuck out my head to make sure it hit her. I then turned round and apologized.
Abandoned At The Bar
My friends and I know someone who is notorious for having no money when we are out at a bar. One night, I saw him out and offered to give him a ride home trying to be nice. He says cool. When we go to leave, he tried walking out and manager stopped him and told him he hasn't paid.
I told him okay we will wait, but he says to go and he can catch a ride with our friend Mark. Well Mark left 10 min before us so he's screwed (he banks on Mark to buy him drinks.) But whatever, I leave.
Of course he called me on my way home and is begging for money. I didn't go back for him and he had to clean the bathrooms at the bar and a bunch of other stuff. He then had to walk home at 3 in the morning for a few miles, but he needed it.
Abandoned A Pregnant Lover
Abandoned a pregnant lover. I was very worried that it was mine, but when it was confirmed not to be I ended it immediately. She didn't cheat on me; she was newly pregnant before I came along and didn't know. We were developing something, but I'm not even considering getting involved in that for half a second.
Greatly Exaggerated Side Kicks
Two kids I hated in class got into an argument and started side-kicking at each other. Like, it was really nothing, but the teacher sent them both to the office. Since I was sitting next to them, I got called into the office to fill out a witness report. Since I hated both these guys, I greatly exaggerated the situation and both kids ended up getting suspended. This was during the last week of school, so neither of them would be able to take their finals, and because of that, they failed and both of them ended up having to repeat a year.
Dropped a shot-put on a kids thumb in primary school. He got in trouble for everything and didn't give a sh!t if he was suspended. None of the teachers authority or disciplining meant anything to him. We were supposed to clean out the sports shed and he was f*cking around and being useless, just laying on floor arms outstretched refusing to move. I was carrying the shot-puts to another shelf and told him to move.
He stayed on the floor.
I held the 3kg weight above his hands and threatened to drop it (I wasn't actually going to, just hoped he would move) he called my bluff and narrowed his eyes and said "do it" and in that moment I though "f this kid" and dropped it on his thumb. He never bothered me again.
I got detention and was forced to apologize but I had no remorse.
Soccer Players Deserve The Field Too
I put laxatives in the football players water cooler mid game because they took over the field we were practicing on for soccer. They had to forfeit the game and canceled the next two weeks of games/practices. I might have went a little overboard but oh well.
Stole a puppy from a yard in a really bad part of town because it was being neglected and abused and had a 99.9% chance of getting run over eventually. I'd spoken to the kids in the yard before and even offered to buy it but they said no. They gave me their other puppies (which I adopted into great homes) but they wanted to keep this one.
So one day in passing on my way to work, the puppy was in the street. I scooped it up and started taking a new route.
Ghosted a girl after a couple dates because my phone fell in a hot tub and we only spoke through tinder. Took three weeks to get back online and in that time she had sent several VERY long messages making it EXPLICITY clear she wasn't happy with me. I decided to just bail.
I didn't stop someone from deleting loads of important files that I knew they didn't have backups of. Long story short, they were being a massive asshole to me and I didn't want to do anything myself, but I just sat back and watched the fireworks.
Organic chemistry course in college. Hard as sh!t. Everyone was failing the class. I was well on my way towards a D or a C within three weeks of the class and I knew there was no way out. What did I do? I got my friend, who looks like me, to take my midterms and final for this course. He was a genius in the field and I ended up with an A-
After several attempts to contact my absentee landlord to fix my sunken floor went unanswered, he stopped/forgot to ask for rent/make sure it was correctly deposited. My plan was to pay him when my floor was fixed, however after several weeks it was clear he didn't keep track of little things like "rent." I kept the rent money for myself and payed some bills and lived it up a bit this summer until I got a call from the landlord asking for rent... Time to bail. Hire movers with the rent money I've not been asked to pay the last few months and midnight moved, i left the place a mess.
My reasons are that if you completely disappear from maintaining your property and ignore the renters and don't stay on top of maintenance or even rent, I am not going to be your cash cow. I suggested they to do a walk through when they first bought the property, they declined.