I always tried to be the bigger person.  Really. But sometimes after a breakup, the pettiness can just.... surface.  My first "real" relationship brought out some of that in me.  I was in High School, though, so cut me some slack.  Basically I was in ~~~Lurve~~~ with this young man, and we were together for about ten months.  He chose to break up with me via a note and gave it to me first thing in the morning before school.

So, it happened. I could have been the bigger person and just put it away, waited til I got home and kept my mouth shut. I could have.  But I didn't. I showed that note to every single one of my friends and acquaintances, so they could see not only what a jerk he was to me for breaking up with me.. but so that they could see his terrible grammar and spelling mistakes.  He was "high school famous" for being very smart. I wanted to humiliate him and maybe bring him down a couple pegs by letting everyone know he wasn't always the smartest guy in the room.

Yeah.  Well, I saw on Reddit the other day that I'm not the only one who has succumbed to pettiness after a break up. Here are a few of my favorites from the topic:

XenoPasta: We went half on a couch together, so I took two of the four cushions with me.


skylattes: When I was moving out of the apartment, I took the soy sauce with me so he wouldn't have any.  I literally took everything I bought for the house. Left the TV stand though. He woulda been fine with the TV on the floor.


anonymous: Sent a snarky drunk email, then sent every little gift she ever gave me back to her. Every. Little. Gift.  Love notes, too.  Jeez, I wish I could take those back. It wasn't my finest moment.

Have you ever caved to pettiness after a breakup? Tell us all about it!

Pettily yours,

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