You meet a lot of strangers in a lifetime. Sometimes they become your acquaintances, sometimes they become your good friends, and sometimes they become your mortal enemies. Most of the time, the encounters are pleasant and opportunities can arise for things to develop into more. But in some cases, you just don't jive with someone from the start, and eventually, all you can feel for that person is hate. Here the worst people you'll ever meet:
#1 The Pregnancy Twist
I know a girl who cheated on her husband with his cousin. She had an affair with his cousin and got pregnant, assuming the cousin was the father. They got together and decided to keep it a secret. They even made arrangements for her to move out and start living with his cousin. For the next nine months, they had the whole family thinking this would be her second baby with her husband.
#2 Arresting The Officer
Back in middle school, we had a school police officer who would come and talk to the kids. He would play basketball and he was just cool—I even missed him when I went to high school. In my freshman year, he was arrested. He had apparently abused his stepdaughter for two years plus. After his arrest, many girls my age came forward accusing him of wrongful deeds.
#3 Jared Fogel
I met Jared. Yeah... That Jared. I was in a Subway, minding my own business when Jared walked through the front door. Apparently, they were doing some local PR and there was a lapse in communication somewhere along the line because nobody there expected him or knew he was coming. He walked straight in and went behind the counter like he owned the place.
He started pushing buttons on the register as the teenage "sandwich artist" working up front looked up at him in apparent horror, totally caught off guard. He said things like, "Oh, I see. You have the JX390 Point of Sale system. Those are okay, but I like the newer MG3000's better." The shift manager had to step in and tell him he needed to step aside, and that he wasn't allowed to be there or do that.
#4 The Critical Recording
A "friend" I used to go to high school with. I hadn't seen him in years and messaged me one day on Facebook to hang out. He came over and was super weird, then ended up telling me in detail how he wanted to end these two guys and rob them for reasons unknown. I ended up recording the conversation. Six months later, I was woken up by a phone call from a friend of mine. She called me to tell me that he was arrested for attempted murder. It was all over the news. I called the police and testified to put him in prison. I still have the recording. He got six years in prison.
#5 My Uncle's Wife
My uncle's wife. She always found an opportunity to put down my uncle's nephews and nieces. When I had dreams to go to college, one of the schools I thought of going to was coincidentally in the city that she and my uncle live in. She told me, "Don't go to Long Beach! We don't want you here!" I don't say hi to her whenever she comes around to visit.
#6 Buying Love
My ex-step dad. He constantly used my mother’s money to buy things to entice my sister and me to spend time with them. He bought a houseboat, four-wheelers, and even “bought” me a 1970s corvette for my 16th birthday. I later found out that he just told this guy it was for me, so he knocked $4,000 off the price. My mom told me that since it didn’t have airbags, it wasn’t safe.
#7 A Messy Situation
I had a client who did multiple armed robberies with her husband. She was basically the driver. After they got arrested, I cut a deal with the prosecutors for her testimony against him. In the face of that, he ended up taking a plea for nine years in the penitentiary. She got a misdemeanor and got to go home. I ran into her at the jail later during a visitation. She proceeded to tell everyone that her husband had been railroaded and that if he had a "good lawyer" like hers instead of the public defender, he would not have been convicted.
#8 The Audacity
A guy hit my brother's dog on Christmas morning one year. He came up to the door and told us, then he demanded $200 for his bumper, which had zero damage or marks on it. We told him that wasn't going to happen. He then said, "How about that half a pie on the counter?" Why, why would we give you pie? "To help with my traumatic experience." We slammed the door in his face and he left. We told my younger brother that night so it didn't ruin his whole day.
#9 Why We Hate Our Mother
My biological mother. Without giving much detail, I’ll give a few examples to support it. She threatened my oldest brother to lock all of us in a suitcase and throw us off of a bridge when he was six. I was born addicted because she had been using illicit substances during pregnancy. She has five kids and none of us want anything to do with her. She blames me for that, claiming I soiled her good name by bringing up her past. It’s easier for me to tell people she is no longer alive when I get asked why my grandparents raised me.
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#10 First's The Worst
When I was 16, I got my first girlfriend. I was super good to her (she didn't deserve it, in retrospect). She was a foster child and she lived with her mom. I drove her home almost every day, which was a 25-minute commute. Eventually, in the new city, she met a guy and cheated on me. I ended up staying with her for a month after that. We broke up because she broke her phone and gave the guy she cheated on me with my number. He texted me and said, "Hey, my girlfriend wants you to pick her up from her mom's house." I sent him a couple of the nudes she sent me as evidence and screenshots of "I love you" texts.
#11 A Messed Up Superpower
My own dear sister. She’s the type of person who is such a general all-around snobby witch. When she’s nice to someone, they flock to her and feel “cool” because they aren’t on her bad list. It’s like a messed up superpower. At the same time though, she can’t make long-lasting friends, so it sort of evens out. But because of this, my family doesn’t see what a total piece of trash she is.
#12 Monster In-Laws
It's a tie between my father-in-law and my mother-in-law.
A few highlights: They cheat their clients and play favorites with their children and grandchildren. My father-in-law called me fat in front of a house full of relatives. He also wouldn't give one of his employees a raise for years because the woman's husband wasn't a churchgoer. My mother-in-law actually asked me if I "hire black people" at my company. Seriously? And they both hate you if you went to college. I could go on and on. These people are truly the worst.
#13 I Spy
I worked at a call center. A woman called in and asked about getting more security cameras, which was normal, but she seemed pretty tense. I asked her what they were for as a matter of conversation, and she said: "My Husband likes to keep tabs on me while he's at work."
She relayed to me that he had all the cameras in the house streaming to his phone and iPad, so while he's driving or sitting at his desk he knows what she's doing at all times. He thought he didn't have the best view of the kitchen, so he wanted two more installed. I was taken aback and a bit naive at the time, so I didn't ask any other questions. If I had that job now, I would have reported it to the local authorities. I hate that guy.
#14 Secretly Crushing?
Maybe my ex-boss' son. The miserable human hated me from day one. I have no idea why... I got along great with his dad and bent over backward to be nice to him, but he never had a good thing to say about me. It wasn't just me either. There were like two people at that job that was on his good side. I now hear he is in PR.
#15 The Bro's Intervention
My buddy's ex-girlfriend. She cheated on him multiple times... He even caught her with dudes in their bed. He kept going back though. One time, she took his debit card to go off with some guy. They drained his accounts and yet he still took her back. He eventually left, but she really messed up his self-esteem, so it took a while to pry him away. All his friends had to hold an intervention for him.
#16 Condo Commando
I've been in real estate for a decade. The worst person I've met is a property manager who managed a condo association. This dude wouldn't budge on a simple request for information. He wouldn't fax or email us a condo association application. He wouldn't give information to my co-worker. Wouldn't give me details, only generalizations. He would, however, get sarcastic when asked to repeat an answer. Condo commandos are the worst. ugh.
#17 Teaching A Lesson
My parents had a neighbor. This was a nice suburban neighborhood where everyone had large, fenced backyards. The neighbor would let his dog out on the front lawn to do his duty. The dog would invariably run to my parents' lawn and poop while the neighbor watched. Then they'd both go inside and leave it on my parents' lawn. My dad never hurt the dog. He knew it wasn't the dog's fault. Nope, he would wait a day and when the poop was still on his lawn, he'd pick it up with a shovel and whip it as hard as he could against the neighbor's house. He only had to do this a couple of times before the neighbor got the point.
#18 Watching Your Every Move
A lady went into a computer store saying her husband was tracking her and she needed them to search her car for a tracking device. She parked a few blocks away so her husband couldn't be able to track her to a computer store. They didn't believe her of course and quoted a price to just look at the car. Surprisingly, she agreed, so they searched inside her car. Nothing... oh wait, there was this one weird small thing... Oh wow! It was a tracking device. Eventually, they discovered he was literally monitoring almost everything including her phone and computer.
#19 A Two-Faced Liar
This one guy I know gossips about everyone. We're both attorneys. One time, someone important called him to ask about me. He said some snide stuff (as he always does) and it negatively impacted my career. The whole time, he was acting all buddy-buddy with me. After I found out what he said, he invited me to lunch, and I confronted him about it. His response (via text message) was something like: "I'm sorry you feel like what I said wasn't truthful." Over time, people have wised up on him a bit, so I think I'm getting the last laugh. But I have had dreams where I beat the heck out of him. Two-faced people are the worst.
#20 Princeton Pomposity
This kid at my school who got accepted to Princeton. It was a small school of 500 so everyone thought he was hot stuff. He was a stuck up jerk who thought he was better than everyone else because he was intelligent. He had that standard "I'm better than you" pompous attitude. Last I heard, he was failing classes due to the difficulty.
#21 Hurtful Sarcasm
My ex-boss was the worst. For some reason, almost every single day, he would say stuff to me like: "On your way home, please don't throw yourself in front of a train," or "We need you back here on Monday, so please don't end yourself." I never found out why he hated me in particular, but I'm so glad I don't work for him anymore.
#22 Master Puppeteer
She is so incredibly manipulative. She used me as a chauffeur and talked down to me every chance she got. She would invite me to parties then ditch me when we got there until she was ready to go home. She was constantly hitting me up, making me feel needed and wanted. She tore apart any guy that was interested in her, but then she would lose her mind when they decided to finally move on. Worst of all, whenever we were offered free drinks, she would claim I didn't do that and she would take my share.
#23 The Horrible Guest
"I know she's fat, ugly and stupid, but she's on disability for being slow, so it means I can do whoever I want. And when she catches me, I tell her whoever told her is just jealous of our love and she buys it. Plus, I don't have to work. If we have six kids, we max out her payments!" I just turned to my ex and said, "Get this... person... out of my house. Now."
#24 The Worst Dad
My dad. Not because he’s mean or abusive, but because I have never come across someone so cowardly in my entire life. He has four children, all by different women, and he left them all because he could never handle the responsibility. I’ve never even met him—I found him online and that’s our only form of contact. He lives somewhere up north now. His license has been revoked due to child support fees that he won’t pay. He won’t get an actual job... because of child support fees. I’m the only child of his he will even speak to because the rest don’t fit his bizarre Christian beliefs. One is gay, one is disabled, and the other is trans. What a freaking loser.
#25 The Case Of The Ex
My ex-wife, hands down. After my divorce, she used my personal information for a cell phone plan and all her utilities. Then, she got a credit card. After multiple police threats, she stopped. Later on, I got my daughter into college and my ex took out a student loan in my kid's name. She had the check sent to her house. I'm still paying off debt. Awesome.
#26 Bully Problems
My friend told me about a bully in elementary school who used to beat her up. One day, after she was all bloody, the teacher broke them up. He said she kicked him first. She got suspended, and he got off scot-free. Fast forward to post-high school—the dude ended his parents and grandmother. If I knew a way to contact that teacher, I'd want to tell that person that he was lying and that the incident kind of messed her up forever.
#27 Bon The Psychopath
A psychopath named Bon. The dude's been on the FBI's most-wanted list. He's been arrested three times in the last two years, and somehow he gets out after a month or so tops. The other day, he tweaked out and beat the living heck out of a girl I know before disappearing into the night. One of my idiot friends just keeps bringing him back into the mix, because somehow she can't say no to him.
#28 No Moral Compass
My friend's wife's stepsister. She faked an injury to get out of the military and scammed the government for money. It worked. She constantly whines and rants on social media about minorities not pulling their weight in America while she lives off of a scammed government paycheck every month. She LOVES Trump, coincidentally. Her husband is a nice guy who is just not too bright and doesn't see any of the stuff she does. He's currently serving his country honorably overseas while she sleeps around behind his back. She had a fundraiser to raise money for her dog's surgery, but bought a purse with the money and let the dog pass away.
#29 A Dangerous Silence
My childhood bully. Every day from the age of four to 11, he put me through the worst. He hit me on the regular, stole my stuff, spoke to me like I was worthless, spread lies about me that caused me to lose all my friends, etc. I'm no good at telling stories, so I'll spare you the details—just know that it was really bad. When I was old enough to walk home from school by myself, I had to come up with new routes every day because I was scared of him following me. The teachers at my school never did anything about it, partly because they didn't really care, and partly because I rarely told them.
#30 The Unprofessional Boss
Not the worst I'm sure but the most toxic: my former boss who would parade around the office like a Silverback gorilla, speaking loudly on his phone so everyone could hear his "important" calls. He regularly called me into his office to tell me how much of a "naive woman" I was, or, after confronting him for personally attacking me, how much of a "sensitive woman" I was. He would interrupt my work so he could measure my office chair, reaching over my lap, despite there being other empty chairs to measure. Such a lack of respect for me as a professional person. Ugh. So glad I'm gone.
#31 Out With The Old
I would say, my uncle. He actually started in my life as a good guy. My mom had a severe accident when she was a child that left her brain permanently damaged. He not only helped her after my father broke up with her, leaving her with three children (one of them mentally and bodily, another only bodily disabled), but he also took us in together with his fiancee when I was six and my mom became unable to care for us.
We were a nice little family. He had a successful company that was just to start at the stocks, his fiancee (who he only married after 11 years because his daughter from a first marriage was against it) was a wonderful woman and it was pretty perfect... That is, until the day of his 59th birthday when he opened up to his fiancee that he was cheating on her with a 26-year-old girl (his own daughter was only 25). After she worked a week to make his birthday perfect, he just simply said she should leave now and that the new woman would move in the following week.
#32 Totally Faking It
My oldest sister is one of the worst I have ever known. She has faked multiple pregnancies and then blamed being hit by a car to lose the "baby." When she found out my significant other was pregnant, she freaked out and started yelling about how we didn't ask her permission first and put cleaning supplies on my significant other's toothbrush.
#33 Good Riddance
My ex-coworker would sleep, cry, talk about her private life, cry some more, complain about work, then leave work without telling people. She'd take two to three-hour breaks, then complain about staff being lazy even though she walks outside for 20 to 25 minutes. She lies, acts fake around clients and steals stuff at work. The worst person I met in my life. She got fired one month later.
#34 A Plain Jerk
My mother lost her year-old son in a car accident before me and my brother was born (in fact, I don’t think she would’ve had more children if he hadn’t passed away). A few years ago, she got in an argument with my cousin over something dumb He freaking yelled at her: “This is why God took away your son” and stormed out. At that point, he had already been diagnosed with schizophrenia and people are probably going to yell at me for this, but trust me... I’ve been around mental illness all my life. There are people who are mentally ill and also happen to be jerks. He is one of them.
#35 Roid Rage
I used to have a client at work who was this serious bodybuilder. He ended up buying a Curves franchise near me and ran it like a boot camp for women (not the good kind). He created aggressive ads basically shaming women into joining the gym. He got into arguments with customers (while he was in our shop) about random things, usually based on health things because he apparently knew better than an actual nurse or doctor. He also was ultra alpha-male and treated women as objects and not people.
The dude was totally roided up, no question. Every time he'd come back, he'd be bigger and more aggressive. We heard stories that he would yell at women at his gym if they didn't work hard enough, and it was not the encouraging type of yelling. He actually passed away about six years ago from a heart attack... and you guessed it, it was because of his steroid use. His mother came in to apologize for the way her son acted in front of us because she knew all about his misdoings. She even paid his back invoices since he "forgot" to pay often.
#36 The Phone Call
My ex-boss once yelled at a client who was an injured veteran over the phone while he was on vacation in Washington, D.C. because he thought she was trying to cheat him. She wasn't... She wanted to ask to pay us in full once her next check came in. We found out later he was making the phone call from the bathroom of the Holocaust museum.
#37 A Stark Contrast
I had a supervisor who married young, got divorced, made some poor life choices and ended up in a grocery store. That man was by far the best boss I have ever had. He would do his job the best he could and would do anything for the store as long as it made work-life better. I actually sometimes miss working with him, although that job was by far my worst one ever. My coworker who always tried to bring him down, however, is the worst person I've ever meet.
#38 A Total Troublemaker
Some kid in my high school was known for having harassed other students. He'd rant about how the Holocaust was actually a good thing, make edgy, inappropriate jokes, threaten and follow people, and generally just be freaking insane. I haven't seen him since 10th grade... I'm guessing they finally kicked him out. I can't call the cops on him, guys.
#39 Pathological Liar
My first girlfriend. She was a violent bully. There was this really awkward kid we went to school with and she had her friends film her kicking him. She also dumped a bottle of Coca Cola all over him. She uploaded it to Facebook and tagged him in it. Then, she claimed he attacked her when his parents and the school got involved to get out of trouble. She's a pathological liar. We got caught fooling around and she told her mom that I was forcing myself on her. She later admitted that it wasn't true.
#40 Prisoner Ping Pong
I met a California prison guard. His first assignment had been to a medical facility that, among other things, did psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Mr. Guard's first day on the job started with a recreation area for psych prisoners, where an inmate named Charlie challenged him to ping pong. They played until lockdown time. Charlie, Mr. Guard said, was definitely "off," especially with the way he stared at people. After lockdown, Mr. Guard got his clipboard with the list of prisoners and went down the cells doing bed checks. That's when he discovered, "My God! I just spent the evening playing ping pong with Charles Manson."
#41 Cut Off
My stepfather. My mom suffered a few small strokes, and that combined with other medical problems (early-onset dementia) caused her brain damage. While my mom has passed away, he still lives. He did much more inappropriate things when I was a teenager, but I will never get over this. The level of hate I have for this man increases daily. None of us speak to him (biological and step-children), nor do our children and extended family overseas. I made this happen and didn’t even tell my family about this... I just told them many other stories of growing up with this thing who calls himself a man.
#42 Kendall Francois
Probably my middle school hall monitor who turned out to be a notoriously dangerous criminal. It was Kendall Francois. He chatted with my lunch table once or twice a week during the fall of '96 when he was a cafeteria monitor, and I'm pretty sure he was let go by the school by mid-1997. He lived with his parents (and sister, I think), and he buried his victims' bodies in the house and yard.
#43 Bad Neighbors
Probably the neighbors I had for a while as a kid. They were an old couple, either retired or close to it. The husband would rile up our dog, an excitable Boston Terrier, from the other side of the fence by kicking it, yelling and throwing stuff, then he'd call the police about how our angry, barking dog scared his poor little wife and stupid little poodle half to death.
The police just let us off with a warning first to keep our dog in line, but after it kept happening, they figured out they just wanted attention or something. The cops apologized about the disturbance and stopped showing up. The husband would then repeatedly threaten to end our dog if he ever caught him barking again. He let his grandson and another neighbor regularly torment the dog through the fence and would yell at us as though we were the problem. I'm glad we moved.
#44 Jewelry Thief
Grandma had a live-in nurse after grandpa had a few massive strokes. Grandma always thought that she was stealing jewelry from her. The nurse eventually quit. We found out later that a few necklaces were missing from grandma's jewelry case. We also found out that the nurse was arrested a year later for stealing from another client of hers. Jokes on her though. Grandma only ever kept costume jewelry in the jewelry box. The real stuff, she kept in a box under her bed. Still, though, that's a screwed up thing to do.
#45 True Vampires
It really is an amalgamation of every single fat middle-aged manager I worked with at retail jobs in college. These men were all the same. They had given up on life, married young to their first lay, gave total obedience to the corporation, and HATED anyone young energetic and happy. Their one goal in life was to suckle at the teat of whatever nameless soulless corporation would have them and spread their black hole of despair to anyone who believed their life might be worth more than a chain retail career. You can still find these men stalking aisles day by day. They are the true vampires of the world, dead before they had a chance to live, and they will take anyone down with them.
#46 Taking Advantage
I was doing some freelance web development for a guy until I found out that he was lying about having cancer. He had conned half a dozen or more people out of sums of money between $10,000 and $50,000 by misrepresenting the work I was doing for him and securing investments based on it. A person he went to church with felt sorry for him (because of his cancer lie) and allowed him to stay at their house. While there, he broke into this guy's safe and stole $100,000 worth of gold coins. He sold them off and lost it all gambling.
#47 Negative Nancy
When my coworker isn’t obsessing over her love life, she’s constantly trying to redirect work requests that come her way by saying it isn’t her job. She’s the worst person I’ve ever met and her pettiness has made my job more difficult at times. I’m in the middle of interviewing to work somewhere else and I am so excited to leave.
I’ve worked with a few other women like my coworker before, and the thing I’ve always found amusing is that, as much as they moan about their job, these people never leave on their own accord. They have to be fired to get them to budge. I’ve never had the good luck of having any of them leave and make my life easier.
#48 Bad Vibe
I met a guy years ago who just gave me a really bad vibe. I told my ex (we were dating at the time) that I didn't ever want to go back to his house. He thought I was being weird. Two weeks later, that same guy was on the news and was being arrested. I flipped my lid when I saw it on the television and immediately rubbed my ex's nose into the fact that I was right about that weirdo.
#49 Hiding The Evidence
My mother owned a gym (next to some large, empty halls) and one evening, while we were outside enjoying the nice weather, the building owner's son drove around in his car, visibly stressed out. He saw that we are there, backed up, pushed down our clothes horse and we never saw him again. Some days later, we found out (through the local newspaper) that he ended his father that night. He probably tried to hide the evidence when he "visited" us. He then tried to escape to his father's country but didn't get far because the police arrested him there. The worst thing is we even went to France with him for the holidays. There, he was already showing signs that he was crazy.
#50 The Crime Of Doing Nothing
My 4th-grade teacher knew I was being bullied by two girls I had to sit next to and did nothing about it. I know she knew this because, for one, the two girls bullied everyone, and she had no problem moving the new French girl who also had to sit near them when she was getting bullied. She replaced her with the new Hawaiian boy who she also did nothing about when he, of course, started getting bullied. The second reason I know this is that when my parents finally found out and decided to ask her if she knew this, she said she lied to my parents' faces.