1: BMW Boy Vs the Fire Department.
“While working for the fire department, on a call for a multi vehicle rollover accident on the interstate. We got on the interstate one exit away, running into traffic, so we moved over to the emergency lane with lights and siren. We were about half way there and a BMW pulls in front of us trying to cut through the traffic, he didn’t even look.
I laid into the air horn and he came to a complete stop, with his middle finger out the window.
I’d had a lot of people do stupid things when seeing lights coming at them, but this guy was being an ass for the sake of being an ass.
He got out of his car and started screaming at us.
Meanwhile he was blocking the only fire engine and 2 ambulances available. People were really hurt half a mile away, and he was making his stand because we honked our air horn at him for blocking us.
I looked out at my mirror to see a highway patrolman running between lanes towards us…he was pissed.
BMW boy was immediately arrested, his pretty car got pushed out of the way into a ditch and he went to jail.
The people in the accident were hurt bad, and 2 cars had to be cut open to get people extricated from bent metal.
It was frustrating.” – CaptFluffyBunny, Reddit User.
It’s either the BMW boy was too spoilt and wanted to have things his way all the time. Or he didn’t realize that the emergency lane was in the right of the fire fighters. He would have been quite embarrassed when he got arrested in front of all those he was fronting for.
2: What Goes Around , Comes Around.
“It was my own karma.
I was in eighth grade. I was standing on a bench when I watched some girl fall over in the yard, started laughing and pointing and then went to lean back onto the fence that was behind the bench.
Turns out it had broken off where I was standing and I fell straight through and into the mud.” – VariousHandSoaps, Reddit User.
What goes around comes around. The girl will get her turn to laugh back. They shouldn’t have laughed in the first place.
3: Subway Rush.
“I’m in the NYC subway. A guy elbows me out of the way to get into the turnstile first yelling vaguely that he “has a train to catch” (no jokes).
Through the turnstile, turn the corner and there are a few cops set up near a folding table and he gets pulled to have his bag searched.” – TheFire_Eagle, Reddit User.
He’ll miss the train after all. It’s either he was truly in a hurry to catch the train or he just set that up as an excuse. Either way, he shouldn’t have been so rude.
4: The Great Fall.
“I worked at a grocery store. I was stocking Instant Noodles on a big sale display. All I had was a cheap small step 2 step stool, you know the one with the bar that runs across the top step? Reaching down to the stool from the shelf I was standing on, was about 3 feet.
I had a 60% chance my foot would land on the top bar and collapse the thing. I asked a coworker to use his shoulder as a handle as I got down. My supervisor called me a “princess” for getting assistance.
Soon after he was stocking the 2-Liter Coke bottles on a sales display. He tried to get down. He took the 40% success rate jump onto the step. Hit the top bar. The step ladder collapsed. He broke his arm and took down half of the display. I just clocked out and left before they told me to clean up the spilled soda all over the place.” – ChileConCaveman, Reddit User.
They knew how bad the fall would be, so they asked for help. Instead of being happy, their boss mocked them for asking for help. That must be why he didn’t ask for help and ended up hurting himself badly.
5: Putting Others in Danger.
“I was driving home on the highway during a horrible blizzard at night. The roads were extremely slick and dangerous, I was going about 30 mph. My daughter was a newborn and it was the first time I had ever driven in the snow with her. I was nervous.
Some jerk in a huge truck is doing 65, passing everyone in the slow lane and just being really risky and ignorant to the conditions and other drivers in general. He passed me, and I was like, “You’re gonna crash bro.”
Right at that moment, the dude fishtails, loses control, and crashes into a ditch. Don’t worry, I’m not a sadist, he was completely fine. I know this because I saw him emerge from the truck and do a little angry freak out dance. His truck wasn’t fine.
That’s what you get for endangering others during a blizzard!” – Nosidammadison, Reddit user.
They weren’t happy about the crash. They were happy he got what he deserved for trying to endanger other people. He should have been careful; his truck paid the price.
6: Payback is A…
“That time I had my SHOES stolen! I was 17. Went to a party where there were kids from two different high schools. When I went inside, I took off my brand-new Nike Air Mada shoes that I had just bought for $140.
Hours later, when I went to leave, my shoes were gone. We had an idea of who took them (a guy from the other school) but didn’t have proof. I was so sad and so embarrassed. I had to drive home in my socks. Long story short … a week later, Monica (the girl who threw the party) shows up on my doorstep holding something behind her back … turns out she went to a party and saw the guy who stole my shoes – wearing them! When he took them off after a smoke break, she snagged them! Now, standing in front of me she reveals my Nikes!!! She told me the best part was watching him look for them (just like I had) and then leave in his socks!” – cruisefromottawa, Reddit User.
It’s either the guy who stole it was known for stealing but they’d need proof of course. The thief would have been smart enough to take it elsewhere incase he got searched. He also wouldn’t confront the real owner when he sees it next time.
7: Pure Revenge.
“Walking down the San Antonio Riverwalk. Guy in front of us gets pooped on by a bird. Friend turns to me and says, “sucks to suck!” Friend literally gets pooped on as well, right at this moment.” – Korthlm, Reddit User.
Their friend must have felt terrible. First, he had made jest of someone who might have heard him. Secondly, their friend gets the taste of his own medicine.
8: That’s What You Get.
“At the end of the day in locker room after gym class, this freshman kid who was really popular and always talked a lot of crap started messing with this guy who was kind of awkward and kind of got picked on a lot.
Apparently, they got in each other’s’ way in flag football or something. Awkward guy ignores cocky kid for a while until the cocky kid pushed him. Awkward guy had enough and hit the cocky guy in the face three times before he hit the ground. Knocked his front teeth out. As we were all leaving school and talking about it, the overall consensus was, “Well, that’s what happens when you talk that much crap.” – Seamlesslytango, Reddit User.
The popular kid must have found it enjoyable to oppress the awkward guy. The awkward guy seems to not mind being picked on but probably hates being touched. Who knows? It might teach the others to thread carefully with him.
9: Disgusted Dog.
“My dog tried to eat my sushi while I was away from the table for a second. I came back to missing wasabi and a disgusted-looking dog.” – N3MO_, Reddit User.
Their dog might have felt it was delicious since it was on their table. They wouldn’t have the chance to be mad at the dog as its look would have sent them to the floor laughing. Next time, the dog wouldn’t just eat anything off its master’s table.
10: Bully’s Reward.
“In the UK, kids wear blazers and ties to school and a common bullying tactic that jerks used was to run up to kids, pull their ties so they get really tightly knotted.
On the bus home, the bus was really full, and I was standing in front of one such bully. He grabbed my tie JUST as the bus had to break sharply. He lost his footing and the only thing keeping him upright was the fact that he was holding my tie.
He had grabbed the wrong bit, it wasn’t knotted, I simply untied it, he fell on his bum. That was the last time I was knotted.” – dead-ced-dead, Reddit User.
They must have felt great. The bully would have gotten laughed at. Other bullies who won’t want a repeat would take heed from that time forward.
11: One Good Turn Deserves Another.
“I was working in a supermarket when panicked customer A came up to me and said he’d accidentally left his cash in the ATM and had anyone handed it in. I was about to say no when customer B appeared behind him and said he’d been trying to catch up to him – he’d been queuing behind him at the ATM and saw what happened, so he’d got the money for him.
It was £200 so a decent amount. Customer A was super grateful and offered him some of the money but he wouldn’t take it. Customer B then bought a scratch card, scratched it, and found he’d won £5. Not a whopping amount of karma, but karma nonetheless.” – thewerepuppygrr, Reddit User.
We can call it reward for good deeds. Like they said, it’s not much but it’s still something. Not everyone would have been that helpful.
12: Justice is Served.
“At a job as a mechanic I got a part that was completely correct except the electrical plug was a different shape. I found out after I installed it. (For the record it did plug in, just didn’t have long enough prongs to communicate.)
I had to order the right part again and take this one off and install the right one, all while only getting paid to put the correct one on (lost about 1.3 hours.)
My co-worker laughed and said “Bet you won’t make that mistake again. Pay attention next time.” His very next job he put all 4 tires on backwards (some tires are directional). Said the same thing to him. I knew I would use it against him, didn’t know it would be that soon.
I made a hard to spot mistake, dude made fun of me. His VERY next job he made an easy to spot mistake, I made fun of him.” – GenerationSam, Reddit User.
His co-worker should have sympathized with him instead of laughing at him. He must have forgotten how everyone can make mistakes at any time. Unfortunately, his mistake was avoidable.
13: It Pays to Do the Right Thing.
“My dad told me this story.
He was driving back from the shore when traffic got really bad. About a mile ahead, there was an accident that had brought traffic to a crawl. Crap happens, my dad decides to be patient about it. Others weren’t so patient. People began driving on the shoulder in order to get ahead of the traffic. This pisses my dad off. We all know how this goes. We do the right thing and are punished for it, whereas these ones skipping in front traffic and will probably get away with it. He thought about following this stream of cars onto the shoulder, but he decided he’d do the right thing and wait.
As he got closer, he saw two cops in a parking lot. One cop was directing all of the shoulder drivers into the parking lot, while the other wrote all of those drivers’ tickets. He describes it as one of the most satisfying things he’s ever seen.” – DrDudeManJones, Reddit User.
It hurts when other people get the easy way out. However, when we see how our patience pays off, it’s more satisfying. Their dad must have been overjoyed that he obeyed his guts.
14: Going Against the Rules.
“I was nearly hit by a cyclist who was going the wrong way down a one-way street.
While he was screaming at me for not looking where I was going (because I’d only checked traffic in the direction it was supposed to go!) He cycled into the front of a car going the correct direction.” – Geeky_Monkey, Reddit User.
We hope he survived the encounter. That will be a lesson that you don’t do something wrong and blame others for doing right. He won’t forget in a long time.
15: Road Karma Exists.
“I was driving into a construction zone where three lanes converged to one. Right at the point it became one lane, a car tried to pass me on my right. I slowed down so he wouldn’t hit me, but he ran over one of those metal lane dividers. It got caught up in his back-right wheel well and went around a few times. I could see and hear it make a mess of his fender. Last I saw he was pulling over to inspect the damage.” – Scrappy_Larue, Reddit User.
It’s either the other driver was in a hurry or thought they were driving too slowly. They were careful enough to slow down to let him pass. Too bad, he didn’t enjoy the victory for long.
16: Taking Turns.
“I banged my knee on the corner for a hotel bed and my husband was laughing his ass off while he was brushing his teeth in the bathroom.
As soon as he walks out of the bathroom, his hit his knee the exact same way and I got to laugh my ass off.” – omglookawhale, Reddit User.
They must have felt bad their husband didn’t show empathy and laughed at them. Soon enough, they get to do same. Their husband would have felt two pains…revenge and leg pain.
17: The Last Laugh.
“My boyfriend has a big GMC, and one winter it was really snowy and a bunch of cars had gone into the ditch, as y’all do.
Because he’s a nice guy, he was spending his day off pulling people out for free. At one point, while he was helping someone, some dude FLEW by him, wailing on the horn and flipping him off out the window.
He got done pulling the car out and headed up the road in the direction that jackass had gone. A mile up the road, they found him standing outside of his car, which was now plowed into a giant fucking tree.
Boyfriend honked his horn, waved, and kept driving. Dude just hung his head like a scolded dog.
Truly beautiful.” – Carryoncrow, Reddit User.
Their boyfriend liked helping others out of trouble. If the speedy driver had been more careful, he wouldn’t have had the accident. Even if he had, he would have gotten help from their boyfriend.
18: Learning the Hard Way.
“Saw a guy in a gorgeous sports car (Ferrari I think) honking and yelling at a pedestrian in the crosswalk. Pedestrian had the right of way and was crossing during the signal.
Immediately after they passed the guy guns it and darts around the corner and rear-ends a cop who was in the middle of writing a ticket.
There was a truck parked on the street that was just enough to obstruct Ferrari guys line of sight through the turn. It was glorious, I didn’t even see it happen, I just heard the crunch right after he turned the corner.” – Slowjams, Reddit User.
The pedestrian would have also felt justified. He was either just a rude driver or didn’t care about anyone else on the road. He learnt the hard way.
19: Paid in Full.
“Not instant karma but I remember in middle school I knew a kid that would go door to door collecting donations for the Walk-a-thon and he’d keep the money for himself.
He used the money to buy video games with it. One day he loans his “friend” his game collection. His friend moved away with it.” – spitfire9107, Reddit User.
The kid had it all planned out. He indirectly robbed others of their money for his greed. He got paid back in his own coin.
20: Expensive Joke.
“One time in middle school, this guy who was relatively new at our school was making fun of a girl in our class who fell in the hallway in-between classes; coincidentally this was a girl I had a crush on.
He was a little bit of a class clown, and was mocking her, making her look stupid and clumsy. Apparently, he misjudged his footing, and while attempting to jokingly ape the way she had fallen, actually fell for real, and landed squarely on his back in front of everybody. He broke his arm in the process. Passing him by in the hallway, I saw him just lying there, surrounded by adults and staring up at the ceiling, face completely expressionless.
He didn’t come back to school. Pretty sure he moved after that. I would have too.” – CaptainCruiser, Reddit User.
It’s not good to make fun of others when they’re down. He was the class jester looking for jokes. Unfortunately, this joke cost him an arm.
21: “I Told You So”.
“This happened a couple of months back. Young driver in a brand-new marc dangerously overtaking me and others on a single lane. Caught up with him at the next set of lights (two lanes, mine turning his going straight) both with a car ahead of us.
Did the universal “wind down your window” sign and suggested he cool his driving or he will get into a crash. Told me to duck off.
Lights go green, he boots it off the line, smack into the back of the car in front. Bonnet bent in half, radiator blown, air bags deployed. I got out, checked the other poor innocent driver was unharmed, gave him my details as a witness, gave the dickhead driver the old “told you so” and carried on my way.” – sockhead99, Reddit User.
The wrong driver must have felt so ashamed. Most especially as they had warned him and still insulted them in return. Worse still, they offered to stand as witness against him.
22: Taste of His Own Medicine.
“In elementary school, all the kids went to the bus stop together. As we walked, one of the 2nd graders ran into a lamp post. One of my classmates couldn’t stop laughing.
We crossed the street and he was still laughing his ass off and didn’t look where he was going. You know what’s coming – he ran into a lamp post as well and instantly got laughed at.” – xKamanah, Reddit User.
Sometimes, we can’t control our laughter. But it gets annoying when it’s continuous and everyone else has stopped. The first victim got the last laugh.
23: Pride Goes Before a Fall.
“Was at a show jumping event and a little girl went up to a famous show jumper with her book of famous riders and asked him to sign it. She couldn’t find him in the book and asked if he could help her.
He responded “Find it yourself” and walked away. In his final round (after the incident) worth 100,000 dollars, first jump the horse stopped and he fell face first into the floor. Not going to lie I was laughing.” – potatosunday, Reddit User.
There’s nothing cool about being rude to a fan…in this case, a child. They must have seen it happen and felt offended for the little girl. That’s why they laughed at his downfall.
24: Didn’t Expect What Was Coming.
“I remember a kid climbing on the roof of a classroom to get cankers to throw down at people walking past.
He threw one at someone in the year below, who caught it magnificently, then returned it with absolute precision directly into the guy on the roof’s left eye.
The weird thing was, no-one said anything. We all saw it, and just accepted that the karma had indeed been dealt. Kid on the roof climbed down, and went to the matron.” – EffityJeffity, Reddit User.
The kid must have pissed everyone off but they couldn’t retaliate. The guy who caught it and threw it back was the ‘hero’ for everyone. They felt he deserved it.
25: Fast and Furious.
“Jerk swerving through traffic like a maniac in a school zone – unmarked police car pulled him over.” – Butterflylollipop, Reddit User.
It’s either they were in a hurry and forgot that other road users existed. Or felt too confident that there was no police patrol around to take them down. They got their punishment.
26: Reward Waiting Around the Corner.
“I was walking to the store with a friend when we were 13. We heard someone yelling at us and turned around to see some kid about 50 feet away.
He was yelling and calling us F*****s and every other homophobic word you know at that age. As we started to walk over to confront him, he did a 180 and started running while turning.
Well he spun around and ran face first into a tree and hit it hard enough that he fell to the ground from the impact. We couldn’t stop laughing and hopefully that was enough embarrassment for him to learn a lesson.” – sk8erguysk8er, Reddit User.
The kid didn’t expect them to retaliate. Seeing that he had gotten into trouble, he tried to get away. Unfortunately, his reward was waiting for him.
27: Hanging On.
“Was skiing at Breckinridge, and they have a T-bar tow lift. For those which don’t know what that is, it basically a big upside down 6-foot-tall upper case “t” which is pulled by a cable.
You hold on and it slide you up the mountain. The T shape allows for two people to hold on to either side of the crock of the T. People fall off of this all the time when they are not used to it, which gives locals a sense of superiority.
Well one brave young boy, maybe 12-14 on a snowboard set out to handle the T-bar. He lost his footing about 30 seconds in but held on despite being dragged. This happens often but usually for only a few seconds as most have good enough sense to let go. Instead this boy was dragged up more than a thousand feet on his belly. I was behind him as was another couple. We could not believe he was holding on.
Well the T-bar stopped further up for someone else (didn’t stop for him) and he is too exhausted to stand up and fix his situation, but the couple behind him have been laughing so hard that when the T-bar abruptly started up again, they fell off. Bottom line is he made it to the top and they did not.” – chippynasty, Reddit User.
The brave young boy was hanging on, if he had initially, he won’t have been hurt. However, he hung on and got laughed at. The couple should have found a way to help him out instead of laughing. Their laughter caused them to forget what they were supposed to be doing. Too bad.
28: Blessing in Disguise.
“Not a case of bad karma luckily. My friend and I were walking out of Walmart when a homeless man asked me for money for food. I don’t ever carry cash on me. So, I say I’m sorry I don’t have any and go to walk away.
However, I had worked earlier that day and still had unopened snacks in my car. So, I walk back up to him and say “I don’t have any money but I do have some snacks and water in my car that I can give you”. His face lit up.
So, I walked to my car, and grabbed the snacks and walked back. I hand him the bag, it had a granola bar, two bags of chips, some crackers and two water bottles. He thanks me about 20x and I tell him to have a good day.
So, I go to my friend’s house and we’re just hanging out and I’m scrolling through a city-wide selling page on Facebook. I had just bought a new king size bed and didn’t have a bed set for it. I came across this beautiful solid wood frame with built in drawers that was in perfect condition.
The seller had it listed for $100. She was selling it because it didn’t fit in her new house. So, I have my husband and some friends get a truck and we go to get it that same day. I gave the lady the $100, and she mentions that “I meant to post it for $1,000 but mistyped. Since we already agreed on the price before I realized it, you can have it for the $100.”
And that’s how I gave a homeless man food and good karma greeted me with a practically new bed set for $100.” – Jerisun13, Reddit User.
They must have gone for the bed-set thinking the seller wanted quick cash off of it. The seller never realized till the transaction was almost finalized. She was kind enough to continue with the sale. Counts for their luck.
29: Good Deeds.
“Not quite instant, but my mama came to my city and brought me home to look after me after I was wrongly discharged from acute inpatient care in the hospital, this cost her a lot of money in both travel and lost hours at her job. I didn’t ask her to do this but she is a wonderful person so she did anyway.
Whilst I was home, she had an evening at the bingo with her best friend, and they won over £1000, which covered the costs she had had to spend to look after me 🙂
I love my mama so much.” – ladygerard, Reddit User.
They were wrongly discharged and that was money lost on its own. Their mom sacrificed their time and money for them. As a result, their mom’s efforts didn’t go unrewarded. It pays to do good.
30: Stinky Situation.
“One time I saw a truck swerve to purposefully hit a cat. It was the type of truck that you see where the dude is clearly compensating for something, huge tires, lifted, with the testicles on the back hitch.
Well he successfully hit the cat, and it splattered all over his truck.
And it wasn’t a cat, it was a skunk.” – Lematoad, Reddit User.
Maybe the driver didn’t do that intentionally and had lost control of his brakes. It’s either that or he was being a jerk who hated cats and wanted to get rid of them when he saw them. Unfortunately, it was a skunk. That’s a lot of stink everywhere for a while.