23 Absolutely Despicable Things People Have Done


I went to a small Southern Baptist church as a kid. A friend of mine whose family didn’t have a lot of money stayed over on a Saturday night, and went to church with my family the next morning. She was concerned about her clothes because she didn’t own a dress, but she had some nice khaki pants and a nice shirt, and we told her that would be absolutely fine. The preacher’s wife approached us after Sunday school, before the service, and pulled my friend to the side of the sanctuary. My friend was trying to pull her arm away because the woman was hurting her, so I followed, and heard the preacher’s wife say to her, “Listen, you’re welcome in God’s house, but I don’t want to see you back here until you can find something decent to wear”. My mother had followed me and heard her, so we packed up & never returned.


I allowed my brother-in-law to stay with us temporarily as he lost his job and his apartment and had nowhere else to go. He acts nice in the beginning. We go out of town for a few weeks and he is eager to watch the house for us. We come back, he has changed all the locks. We knock and knock and he refuses to answer. Suddenly cops pull up and he had successfully evicted us from our own property. Had to rent another place for 6 weeks until we could go through legal proceedings and get back in. When we did get back in he had trashed the house. Poored milk and eggs on the carpets, put raw chicken inside the walls, stolen all the plugs and fixtures, ceiling fans, etc. Sold our appliances, and he even killed a bunch of random stray cats in the neighborhood and laid them all around the house.


My girlfriend and her two kids were living with my girlfriend’s mother. She is always emotionally abusive to my girlfriend, telling her she is a terrible parent, etc. Well, one day about a year ago, the gf’s mother decides she doesn’t like her daughter and grandkids hanging out with me, so she throws all of their stuff into plastic bags and kicks them out. My gf and I had already been talking about them moving in with me when summer hit. Fast forward to last week, I propose. When she tells her mom, the lunatic sends her a crazy email about how she is the worst parent in the world, and how she doesn’t want to ever see my fiancee again, and how she is looking forward to seeing the girls when they are 18, unless cps takes them first.


My co-worker and her husband are a pretty healthy bunch, not really into fast food. A number of years ago when one of their sons was quite young, the husband’s mother came down for a visit, and made promises to their son that she would take him to MacDonald’s since his folks never do. She kept pumping the kid up telling him how much fun they were going to have at McD’s, he was super excited. Then one day during the visit, the grandmother comes home and calls to the young child, and says “Guess where I just was? I went to MacDonld’s and it was fantastic”, she proceeded to tell the little guy about the food she had and how great it tasted. He sat there heartbroken listening to here. After he asked his mother why nanny had went without him, why had she made these great promises and followed through, little guy was really disappointed.

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