Redditors Share Stories of People Who Got What They Deserved

By Psquared - December 04, 2019

Kindness is and will always be the way to go. But people these days seem to forget that more often than needed. While we teach and preach to remain good to others, we sometimes forget that ourselves. But guess what? We might think we can get away with it, but we do not! Because believe it or not, Karma is always watching.

No matter if you bullied someone in highschool or broke someone’s heart intentionally, cheated on an exam or lied to a close one, bad mouthed about somebody or ditched a friend… no matter how small or insignificant you think your mistake is, but it is a mistake that comes with a punishment. And who gives you that punishment? Yes, you guessed it right – The Universe!

Finding it hard to believe? Well don’t. Because we have brought you some really interesting stories shared by our Redditors who tell about the incidents when people truly got what they really deserved.

Though remember, we neither support nor encourage anyone for violence. It’s a beautiful world after all!

So the believers and non-believers of Karma, read ahead.


I Don't Know What You Talking About...

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I was in daycare as a child. I had very long hair that my dad always put into a ponytail. There was a girl that would pull my ponytail all the time.

We were doing a musical chairs thing at the end of the day while parents were picking us up. The girl was behind me and kept yanking my ponytail, I kept telling her to stop. The teacher “didn’t see anything so I can’t do anything about it”

There were a bunch of parents waiting for us to finish our game, my mom included and she kept doing it and the teacher “didn’t see it” so I turned around and punched her as hard as I could, she stumbled into the “cubbies” where we kept our coats. The teacher tried to chastise me and my mom was like “nope. I didn’t see anything”

Didn’t even get in trouble.


Just Play It Cool

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I was running laps on a grass field in the military when I was about to lap a guy who’d ALWAYS lap the hell out of me. So as I passed him I yelled “Gotcha!” and immediately stepped in a hole in the ground and twisted my ankle. Despite the pain of jacking my ankle up, I thought the karmic payout was hilariously timed.


Kill 'Em With Kindness

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My old manager was a monster. Belittled people, made a hostile environment, denied anything that would make coworkers happy while giving himself every comfort, even denied me half a day to go to my mother’s funeral, adding, “Would it be a big deal if you couldn’t go?” He finally stepped on his junk after he wrote up a fictitious counseling statement about someone and the entire office revolted. The manager wasn’t fired like we wanted, but he was relieved.

So in comes the new manager. Very well regarded, 20 year Air Force veteran (retired at E-9), humble guy who knew how to handle people. We have our first awkward team meeting, old manager bitterly in attendance. As the new manager is giving his “nice to meet you” speech, he sees the dude glaring around the table trying to intimidate people. He stops talking, pauses for a few seconds, and then says, “You know, when I was in the Air Force I learned that if you take care of your people, they’ll take care of you.” He then stared directly at the old manager and said, “And if you don’t take care of your people, they’ll take care of you.”


Karma Will Catch You

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Sitting on a highway late at night because of a bad car accident. The highway was packed and barely moving.

One guy thinks he’s smarter than everyone else and tries to drive on the shoulder. He makes it a good little way before running into an on ramp, also packed with cars. He had nowhere to go, and no one let him in. He was stuck between cars in the right most lane and cars from the on ramp. Everyone stuck bumper to bumper and flowed around him.

I went from watching him pass me and almost getting out of my view to passing him and losing sight of him in my rear view.


Karma Hits Hard, Literally

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When I was a kid, we visited Montreal. I had gotten a hockey puck as a souvenir. While we were in our hotel, my sister decided to mess with me by hiding it. I got mad and yelled in my high pitched voice “GIVE ME BACK MY HOCKEY PUCK!” before smacking her in the head with a pillow. Guess where she had hidden it.


Quickest Payback Ever

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I got rear ended in a turn lane by a girl texting. She was doing 45mph and I was stopped. No major injuries.

I went to her court date hoping she got a big fine or something. She got a $50 ticket. I was a little bit upset.

As I was sitting at the stop light to pull out of the court I watched her run a red light and tbone a cop. I don’t normally laugh at other people’s misfortune, however, I laughed my minds off at that one.


Bet You Didn't See That Coming!

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I was kicking a customer out for being racist and cursing at one of my employees. He yelled offensive stuff all and then he tried to slam the door on his way out, but it had one of those things on it that makes the door close slowly. He pushed it hard, it didn’t budge and he slipped and fell on the floor. :p we had a good laugh.


Stepped Right Into It Yourself

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The other day I was taking my dog for a walk around the neighborhood. She squatted down to take a shzt and I reached for my doggie bags only to realize I was fresh out. So I peeked around making sure nobody was looking, and I just left it.

10 minutes later I’m walking across the road and I cut through a thin grass median in the center and what do you know– I step in dog poop.

I wasn’t even mad, I knew I deserved it.


Mean Girl Vol 2.0

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I was at a party one time, and this one girl couldn’t stop talking nonsense about this other girl that was coming to the party. The other girl shows up and this dude picked her up and hugged her and spun her around in a way where her foot kicked the girl that was talking nonsense right in the head/face while she was sitting on the couch. Her beer spilled all over her and she caught a black eye.


She Got The Last Part Right

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Happened to me at work. Meth head was trying to pay with like a thousand coins for a $5 scratch off. She tried to say she was only ten cents short. Ended up being over a dollar short, then complained and said any decent person would have spotted her the money. Pretty much told her she could go down the street and try there if she’d like. She pulled out a twenty and bought two. As she walked out the store she said “karma is a biaatch.” When she gets to her car a cop pulls up behind blocking her in. They proceed to search the car then arrest her and her boyfriend. It was hilarious.


Leap of Karmic Stairs

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A classmate in school broke one of his legs and was using crutches, he was about to go down the stairs and another kid KICKED one his crutches down the stairs. I walked down there and got his crutch for him and while walking back up, the kid who kicked the crutches came tumbling down and I moved out of the way..


Just Stay Discreet, Okay?

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Last Saturday I was on a crowded NYC subway at 2am. Two drunk dudes, young 20’s, lighting a joint and walking around flaunting it. One literally came up to me “you think a pothead ain’t gonna smoke a joint?” (Whatever that means.)

The whole train kept ignoring them, and they kept parading around being a bunch of morons. They spotted two taller, athletic looking dudes and started making fun of them for “looking like cops.”

It was the line “which one of you is the sergeant??” that finally put the athletic guys over the edge. They looked at each other, smiled, reached into their pockets and pulled out their badges. “Okay boys, empty your pockets.”

The subway blew up in laughter… they would have gotten away with EVERYTHING if they just didn’t go bother the two plain-clothes police officers. Score one for the good guys!

And then I went home and smoked a joint in my living room.


I Can Be My Own Enemy

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When I was a kid I threw a basketball into a puddle in front of a friend of mine, splashing him. I’m walking backwards, pointing and laughing. I then turn around right into a pole and knock myself out.


Who's The Daddy Now?

I was working in a pub in Liverpool and had just arrived, about 10am, to start my shift. I knocked on the door and waited for someone to let me in. I became aware of some voices shouting and turned around to see two guys, shirts off, swaggering towards me talking in a language I didn’t understand. They came right up to me and what little English they did speak came out. They called me a “freaking dirt” and a “freaking biaatch” etc.. nasty stuff and I was really quite scared. I knocked on the door really hard at this point but after insulting me and laughing they walked off towards a busy road.


I watched they as they walked out into the traffic waving their arms at the cars to stop for them then giving the drivers the finger. Suddenly one of the cars stopped and four big guys got out. One of the nasty dudes ran off but the “big man” got caught and shoved, hard, against the car a couple of times clearly hurting his head and elbow. Then one of the car guys made out that he was going to punch him, big time, drawing his fist far back. The little shiz just covered his face and screamed. They didn’t get hit but the car guys and a lot of passers by burst out laughing. They let him go and he ran away.


That felt good.


Age Is Just A Number

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My brother was making fun of an old man slowly shuffling across a parking lot. “Look at Speedy Gonzalez ” or something and 2 seconds after he (my brother) bashes his foot on the cement parking barrier! He limped back to the car as I laughed hysterically.



Karma Sweet Karma

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I work for a contracted unloading service in a warehouse. One of the guys on my crew is an absolute little snob sometimes. Complains about his work, tries to leave early every day, bums cigarettes off everyone without ever bringing his own pack, etc. He even owes some of my other coworkers money, I believe. But I digress.

On Thursday, he lost his cool over a produce load and threw a temper tantrum: kicking boxes, tearing down tall pallets of product, and causing a lot of damage… Right as the site manager walked by his trailer door. Got suspended without pay and was told he is on his last chance with the company. Now it’s only a matter of time before he gets fired. Sweet, sweet, karma.


Karma Poured On You

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Had a moron driver in a Porsche convertible tailgating me on a 6 lane highway. I wasn’t in the far right lane, but I was in the middle so he still could have passed if he wanted to. He finally passes me and blows his horn at me as he blows past. We get on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and it immediately starts torrentially pouring. There was nowhere for him to stop so he had to drive a several mile long bridge with his top down the whole way.


Karma Changes All


A shy, meek, new kid on the block I used to pick on beat the hell out of me….I was 10 and he was 12…We lived on the same street and he would walk past my house on the way home from school. After several days of teasing him, he paused and stared into my eyes. I walked up towards the driveway and got in his face…at which point he unleashed the craziest barrage of punches and kickboxing combinations that I simply did not expect. I took a few to my eye, and bloodied my face. Needless to say, he made me cry and run away like a biatch.


…This was one of the most transformational experiences of my life. It taught me self-control, humility, and absolute respect for the hidden strengths of people around me.


So You Were Saying...

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A coworker of mine (who I actually like) was riding passenger in a small crane rig, when he got on site he went to get out of the truck and start talking crap, and in the middle of saying “hey I didn’t know they sent the Girl Scou-” slipped and fell out of the cab and landed face first in the mud. It was insta-karma. And quite hilarious


Now Have All That To Yourself

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This is from my younger years. A friend of mine had a cousin visiting around Victoria day in Canada (aka firecracker day). When I went to visit him, I was told he was in the backyard. I go back there and he and his cousin are setting off firecrackers. They have a big bowl of loose firecrackers. I ask if I can set a couple off as well and both my friend and his cousin start tossing lit firecrackers at me while laughing.

I figure that they are both acting like greedy idiots, so I decided to leave. Just as I’m about to leave a spark gets into the bowl. The entire bowl of firecrackers ignite leaving only a few un-exploded. This lasted about 10 or 15 seconds.

The stunned look on my friend and cousin’s face was pure “karma is sweet”. I’m laughing at them. I’m sure they planned a whole afternoon of setting them off.


My Gut Feeling Says It Good

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I was working at a summer camp this past summer, and all the male campers and staff were playing dodgeball while the girls cabins did their own ‘girl night’ kinda thing. It was Campers (and Jr. Staff) vs. Staff, and it was kinda nearing the end of the night, so the rules for the Staff were that if you got hit, you were done with no way of revival.

I looked a cross the gym and saw that one of my fellow Staff was hit and laying on the ground with his hands behind his head. So naturally I grab a dodgeball, sneak around behind him keeping myself out of his field of view, and throw the ball at his gut.

As I was laughing and running away, It bounced off his gut and, without hesitation, he brought his leg up and kicked the ball as hard as he could, and it hit me straight in the face with enough force to knock me off my feet.


Karma Police At Task

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Neighbors on the balcony next door having a smashing time throwing bottles to the sidewalk, can’t get any sleep and I have to wake up at 7:30am. Make the decision to get my rest and request officers to survey the scene. Watching from my window I see three fratties picking up glass under the flashlights of two deputies. With this issue resolved, I guess you could say I called the KARMA POLICE


Limo Didn't, Karma Showed Up

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Last spring I didn’t get a date to the junior prom. I wasn’t thrilled but I figured I’d go stag. I found the perfect dress and was actually really excited. Then my group of friends said I couldn’t come with them. Why?

I didn’t have a date and it would ‘ruin the pictures’ if I stood by myself. And since I wasn’t going to be in the pictures, they said, wouldn’t it just be so awkward for me to get ready with them and be at Claudia’s (the ringleader)house before hand? And of course, wouldn’t I just be so uncomfortable being the only one in the limo with no boyfriend? And what would I do afterwards anyways? I mean everyone knows what happens at the parties after prom. So I didn’t go at all.

Guess who’s limo never showed up?


When Karma Is Bitter Than Your Ex

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Exwife cheated on me while I was deployed, drained our bank accounts, and sold all my tools ( 2 snap on rollaways filled with tools). After we divorced she lost her job, totalled her car, the guy she cheated with left her, and she lost her apartment. Ya karma can be sweet.


Toe-tally Not A Good Day

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When I was younger (high school) my city had automatic sprinklers in most of the parks and areas with grass – they would turn on automatically at like 3 or 4 am. So being a young dumb kid me and my friends figured out if you kicked them hard enough the top would break off and the sprinkler would full force shoot a huge stream into the air from then on. We thought it was hilarious and were never caught. We kept on with this until one day they started replacing them with new super strong steel ones. I kicked one and broke my big toe and while in agony rolled my ankle so freaking bad it was bruised up for a week and has never been the same.


Kindness Pays Back

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When I was in middle school I was sitting at lunch with my normal lunch group. There wasn’t enough room for this one guy at the table so he sat at the table next to us by himself. One of our friends felt bad so he left our table and sat next to him. The kid who was originally sitting by himself moved to our table, took the other guys old spot and leaving the other guy completely alone. We all moved to another table and left him alone again.


Karma Slapped Hard

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I was in a bad relationship over the summer. Fights often, and when she got really upset, she would slap me.

There was one night I felt the fight coming. During the calm before the fight I told her she needs to stop slapping me when she gets upset. Well, fight starts, slaps happen, I try to tell her we need to be quieter and not wake my neighbors. I’m trying to end this relationship, she’s freaking out so bad, she ripped my favorite shirt off of me, tearing it in half. Knock at the door. Cops come in, split us up, and when they ask her if it got physical, she told them she had slapped me. She was in cuffs in seconds.


Sending Love Through Karma

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My sons mom. She left me and my son when he was 2 months old. She decided all she wanted to do was be out at the clubs and fucking random guys instead of being a mom. My son is ten now. We don’t talk to her, but judging from her Facebook her life is a mess. Now has 4 kids with different dads and has been in jail in and out . Child protective services have a scope on her. She doesn’t have anything at all to do with my son. But….. she posted on her Facebook page that the reason her life is a mess is because her first born child’s father (me) put witchcraft on her. Hahahah nope not me. That is called karma and it’s sweet! Meanwhile me and my son live a wonderful life 🙂


Totally 'I Told You So' Moment

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Messed With The Wrong Dude

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Not me, but a friend of me. When looking for a parking spot at his job, he was cut off by another car. The driver jumped out, showed him the bird and shouted; “Sucks to be you, tosser!” My friend found another parking spot, and went inside to interview a new person for a job at the company. Guess who that person was….


Sometimes, Don't Wait For Karma

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I was coming out of work from a nightclub in NYC 1993, a friend and I were walking towards the train station when we heard an older lady screaming “Help! Help!” we saw a guy running away from the screams towards us with a woman’s purse in his hand. I don’t know why I did this but I pulled out my work ID badge (Plain work badge, not a security badge, I was just the DJ) they thief must have thought I was a cop and he immediately throws his hands in the air and without a struggle he throws himself to the floor, I told him to stay lying on the floor or he will be peppered sprayed (I had no pepper spray) a few minutes later the cops show up and arrest him. the old lady was very grateful and was mostly worried about her pictures of her family she had in her purse. bad guy got instant Karma and didn’t even get halfway down the block with the purse.


Karma Applies To Everyone

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This happened a couple of days ago. Guy was in his base BMW 3 series who got stuck in a turn-only lane. He cut someone off, and the car behind him honked at him. At that point he stopped and parked his car(keep in mind this is during traffic time) and got out and started walking towards the car he cut off. Little did he know, there was a police SUV 2-3 cars behind them. As soon as the guy started walking towards the car, the officer turned on his lights. Great justice was had that day. And yes, he did look like the typical “law doesn’t apply to me” idiot.


Kindness Is The Best Policy!

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I was with some friends walking around Boston. One of them pulls out some gum and I immediately shout, “Hey! Can I have a piece!” My friend looks down and tells me that it’s his last piece. He waits a second and then says that I can have it.

I immediately reach for it but stop myself since I would’ve felt bad taking his last piece. Another friend who is kind of a dick ran up and grabbed the piece and yelped when he got shocked from the prank toy. I still get a ‘pulp-fiction-divine-intervention’ feeling when I think about it


Law Above All

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Catching the train home late one night I was awoken by a group of loud mouthed drunk guys shouting racist slurs to anyone that looked even a little bit non-white.

Another passenger starts telling them to shut up or get the off the train when these guys flip out and start screaming at him.

At this point another guy (who happens to be black) tells them to calm down and they start screaming at him that they are going to kick the hell out of him. At this point a few other guys on the train are starting to get up and move towards these idiots.

Then the black dude gets up. It turns out he was slouching in his chair pretty seriously because he is a fucking monster. He actually had to turn side on to move past the little hand rail in the middle of the train his shoulders were so big. At this point he puts his hat back on, which has TRANSPORT SECURITY written on it in large letters.

He hits the intercom button to signal the train guard and tells them to arrange police at the next station then just walks up and grabs one of the guys and tells him ever so calmly he just wanted to get home after a long shift so they all better behave really well because he is losing his patience fast.

Everyone starts cheering the security guy and yelling at the idiots who are then escorted from the train at the next stop. It was beautiful.


Bowlzz Out!

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I worked as a bartender at a bowling alley. For some reason one of the other bartenders hated me. She was constantly poaching people on my side (horseshoe-shaped bar, so we each got a side), we split tips and whenever it was her turn to count them down I know she wasn’t splitting them properly, tried to get the scheduling manager to put her on my days, etc. One of my regulars even said she caught her pocketing tips and not putting them in our communal bucket while I was working with her.

Well, tournament season started, which everyone dreaded/looked forward to. Dreaded because the shifts were twice or three times as long as normal and there was a constant rush of people at the bar. Looked forward to because shifts were two or three times as long as normal and there was a constant rush of people at the bar, so we’d make as much in a day as we did in a week.

Well, the first tournament was teams that she considered ‘hers,’ they bowled on her side on days she worked, so she knew them well and was looking forward to their tournament tips. She came in, saw that I was scheduled to bar tend that day, and flipped out. She started ranting to the manager (who happened to be the scheduling manager) and the owner of the place happened to be standing there. The owner pretty much said I was one of the better bartenders so I was getting put on the tournaments, and if she didn’t like it she could just leave.

My coworker left. And then I got to work her normal shifts as well.