23 Absolutely Despicable Things People Have Done


A dentist in my small, rural town hosted a “white elephant” Christmas party for all the kids at my church when I was about 12 or 13. Small town dentists are basically filthy rich as compared to the rest of town. Of course there were kids who wouldn’t afford a $5 gift to bring and exchange, but he invited all of them and told them not to worry about it and that he would provide a gift for them to exchange. Cut to night of the event, in walk his kids (and others) with gifts CLEARLY over the $5 limit and he says “oops, forgot” to provide anything for the 3 or 4 kids who are now stuck at this party looking completely ashamed. He went into his kitchen junk drawer and wrapped a couple pens from his dentist office.


My best friend got married, the brides side of the family said they would pay for the wedding if it was within reason. So they kept everything within reason. Instead of paying for the wedding the brides family spent the money on a vacation and didnt tell them. So they had to postpone their wedding because nothing was paid for. So my friend and his wife payed for the wedding themselves. When the big day finally came around the brides family gave $150 and an I.O.U in a card saying we owe you a better gift. The family has a boat, a jag, and took another vacation that year.


When I was 17 I wanted a car so I arranged with my dad to buy his 82 Omega. I worked hard at my menial cashier job that paid 4.25 an hour and have him $100 a month for 5 months until I had paid it of. I was so proud! All pop had to do was give me the title and let me register it. But he said No. I couldn’t have it and a month later he sold it to someone else for $500 also. I had no car and was out 500 bucks. He never did give me my money back.

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