76. “Screw You!”
I work for a construction company, and we do home remodeling. We have a rule here that we get to keep anything we find hidden behind the walls.
We hired this guy (we really needed a worker badly) who was a total a-hole from day one. I’ve been working for this company for five years, and this guy has only been doing construction for one year after he got fired from his accounting job for misconduct.
Anyways, he would always make fun of my clothes and my accent, and one day he went too far by telling my boss about my private Instagram account pics. He got on my phone and looked through my pictures. So I concocted a plan to get back at him.
One day I had overheard him saying that if he won the lottery, he would quit this job for not getting the “respect” he deserves. (You have to earn your respect here.) So I bought some fake gold coins online, and I put them in a metal box I found at the antique store, and waited for a chance to hide them in a wall.
Luckily, I did not have to wait long. The day he found the coins, it seemed like it was his best day ever. First thing he did when he opened the box… he called my boss a loser and immediately quit. “Bleep this place. I’m rich!”
After he quit, my boss told us that he was going to fire him anyways for always showing up late. I wish I could have seen the look on his face when he found out his buried treasure was fake. Best $40 I spent in my life.