23 Absolutely Despicable Things People Have Done


My grandad spent half his life collecting stamps. After my grandma passed away he was really depressed and didn’t see the point in anything anymore. He told my uncle that he didn’t want to collect stamps anymore and gave him the collection. My uncle put it on ebay straight away and sold it for like 5.000 euros, a few days after. To put this into perspective, my grandad also called up my mother and told her to take the cat, then called up a week later saying he wanted him back. He was in a really bad place after losing his wife for 55 years. Something anyone with half a brain should fucking understand. It was his life’s work goddamn it.


My father asked my mother for a divorce on my birthday. Took everything they had in their home. Started dating a 20yr old. I took out a 6000$ loan to refurnish a house I started renting with my mother (one I could not afford on my own) My mother died 2months after moving in. In her final email she told my father to give me the life ins so I can pay the loan back and hopefully pay most of the rest of the lease. He took off with it. Bought a truck and a stereo. Left me broke, in debt, in a lease I couldn’t afford, and with a little brother to take care of and get the rest of the way thru high school. My parents also owed the school 2000$ that the school demanded from me or else they would not let my brother graduate.


When I was eight years old, I left a couple of toys on the floor – my mother, who is rather schizo, snapped and proceeded to smash all of the toys in me and my bro’s room. My brother was three years old so there was a lot of really cute kids stuff in there. She tore everything to fucking while ranting about how horrible we were. There was a kid’s wheelbarrow type thing that my bro absolutely loved, and she smashed it on the floor incredibly hard directly in front of him. My bro was in absolute shock, he looked terrified… He just stood with this tragic silence throughout the whole episode. That was the first time I can remember him looking like that… He defaulted to that demeanor whenever she would lose it after that.


I saw a little girl order something off a menu at a restaurant in Florida. When she was done ordering, her mom said “you really messed up again. I trusted you this time. You wanna get that tummy tuck surgery when you’re 20? Whats the matter with you!? Waiter!… Give us a few more minutes. My daughter was confused.” The little girl was not that overweight. Had to be around 10 years old. And was now crying hysterically. The mother kept yelling at her to stop embarrassing her an making a scene. I’m a dude, was about 22 at the time, and actually considered the consequences of smacking her in the face.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of