We get it. If you spend the majority of your life in school and working in an office, you want some credit for your hard work. But running around and bragging about your job isn’t going to get you the type of attention you’re looking for. It usually backfires, especially if you’re acting like one of those arrogant people who think the world owes them something.
Unfortunately for this guy, he embarrassed himself in front of a dean of a law school and Justice Scalia’s granddaughter. Even if you are a hotshot lawyer, that doesn’t mean you can treat people as lower than you. Hopefully, he learned his lesson after this encounter. The look on his face after getting introduced to those two women must’ve been priceless (via Constative).
When arrogant people just grab another person’s food, it’s rude. In this case, however, it turned out that stealing someone’s food without checking what it actually was forced them to pay a great price.
Karma had other plans for him, and quickly put him in his place. He ended up spitting up a glob of wasabi that he thought was guacamole, which couldn’t have been close to a pleasant experience (via Reddit).
Usually, the simplest solution is the one that works the best. We’re so used to solving problems with complex solutions, that we forget about the tiniest details, like plugging something into a wall. This guy was one of those arrogant people who deserved to be put in his place.
After waltzing into the room and bragging about how he’s the smartest guy ever, he learned a valuable lesson. When he couldn’t figure out how to turn the monitors on, he said “if I can’t figure it out, no one else will.” Well, this guy had a clever response and said, “I thought monitors had to be plugged in.” That’s one of the best responses he could’ve said. It’s not argumentative and is straightforward. There’s no way he could argue against that, ever (via Reddit).
Some women expect their partners to support every desire of theirs. While it was certainly like that several decades ago, it’s not like that anymore. Many women are supporting themselves and are even making more money than their male counterparts. This girl had her karma handed to her after she broke up with her partner for not being rich enough.
One year later, she was broke and pregnant from a one-night stand, while he won $2 million in the lottery. That’s one way of getting payback. He must’ve been relieved she broke up with him because that’s not someone you want to date. In the end, it was a win-win situation for him (via Reddit).
Doing the right thing is expected. If you see someone drop something, the right thing to do would be to pick it up and give it to them, not secretly take it for yourself. After customer #2 saw customer #1 drop a $1 bill, he picked it up and took it for himself. Karma didn’t wait very long to get him back, though.
Customer #2 then dropped a $100 bill and didn’t notice, but customer #1 did. He grabbed the $100, his slice of pizza, and walked away with a $99 profit. What a fantastic way to end the night (via Reddit).
Some people think that because they have a degree, it makes them better than everyone else around them. It’s wrong on so many levels. Just because you have a Ph.D., doesn’t mean you can treat everyone else around you as less than you.
This man took it a bit too far with his communications degree and insisted that everyone around him call him a doctor. He chose the wrong place to incorrectly label himself, because the neurosurgeons, radiologists, and dentists around him started calling each other doctors, too. That shut him up. If he had a tail, it’d be in between his legs. Even though he learned the hard way, at least he learned something (via Constative).
Let’s just hope this guy was having a bad day because there’s no reason to cuss and yell at someone who didn’t do anything to you. This guy delivering tanks was supposed to be professional, but instead showed up and yelled at the store clerk. Little did he know that the person he was yelling at was the store owner and the person who hired him for the job.
His dad ended up calling to apologize, and then the guy had to return to the store to apologize. He seems like one of those arrogant people who allow his emotions to get in the way. He has a lot to learn. Let’s hope this was the first and last time this ever happened (via Constative).
Laughing at someone who slips is plain rude. It’s even worse if that person ends up getting hurt. At the very least, keep it a secret, and don’t let them hear or see you. This person laughed at someone slipping in the rain and then proceeded to slip in the rain immediately afterward.
It seems like arrogant people always get what they deserved. Let’s hope the first person who slipped in the rain was able to laugh at them. It’s called payback (via Reddit).
Again, we’re seeing instant karma. Even though breaking your wrist isn’t fun, it seems like he deserved it. He made fun of a girl and then proceeded to break his wrist immediately after. We’re not sure how many years have passed since that incident, but it’s clear that he still remembers it.
He certainly learned his lesson, because it seems like it still haunts him to this day. At least it seems like he never did anything like that ever again. It’s one way to learn something, even though it’s not the easiest way (via Constative).
Even though punching someone in the face isn’t the best way to solve a problem, it certainly worked this time. After this bully walked around the school making fun of everyone, he suddenly messed with the wrong person. For some reason, he resorted to calling this girl’s mom a slew of insults. Instead of ignoring it, she turned around and punched him straight in the nose, breaking it. It sounds painful, but he deserved it.
But the worst part is that his home life affected him so much, which is why he resorted to bullying. The story ends well, though, in that the two of them become friends and he opens up to her. It seems like they both have issues, though, considering one of them resorted to bullying to feel better, while the other resorted to aggression and violence (via Constative).
There are some sports out there that’ll put you in your place. Wrestling is one of them. Without a doubt, arrogant people in this sport get what’s coming to them. If you walk around acting like a hotshot, there’s someone out there who will make sure you stop doing that. Usually, the best people are the ones that don’t feel the need to brag about their strengths.
Unfortunately, there’s always someone better than you. The least you can do is try your best and not worry about the outcome. If you try your best, you’ve already won, even if it seems like wrestlers don’t necessarily think like that (via Constative).
It’s tough being around your ex, especially if the breakup was rough and didn’t end well. It’s a lot better when it ends amicably, but that’s not usually the case. Breakups also tend to turn someone into one of those arrogant people who feel like they need to prove something to their ex. Maybe it’s a way of coping or trying to show them what they’re missing. This is especially true if you’re the one who was broken up with.
This guy felt that he needed to show off to his ex and her new boyfriend but instead ended up humiliating himself. He crashed his car into a pole after trying to show it off. The embarrassment is cringe-worthy (via Constative).
Why do some people feel compelled to tell their classmates that they’re the best students in the world? It doesn’t make any sense. No one cares if you’re going to score a 100. The only time they care is if you’re acting like one of those arrogant people who brag about their score.
This person pranced around and made everyone feel bad about the test, just so she could make herself feel better. She quickly learned her lesson when she got nearly half the score she said she would get. She pretty much failed in an epic way. Even though that’s sad, she deserved every bit of it. She cares too much about grades and needs to learn how to care less and stop putting people down (via Constative).
Surprising our professors, who tended to be arrogant people, was one of the greatest accomplishments as a student. This was especially true when it was with something they thought we could never achieve, which is surprisingly the exact opposite of what a professor is supposed to do.
They’re supposed to encourage us, not discourage us. This girl showed her professor who’s boss after taking a unique class about Swine Management. Most of us have never heard of it, but apparently, it’s a thing. This petite woman showed her professor, and all of the other barn men, just how strong she was. After that class, they probably never thought of petite women the same way again (via Constative).
Professors seem to take their anger out on innocent students. There’s no reason for it other than the fact that they’re a-holes. We’ve all had that one professor who just screamed at us, and then proceeded with the class as if nothing had happened. It’s wrong on so many levels. A lot of the time, they’re just allowed to yell at us and face zero repercussions.
This Reddit user shared their story about their professor, who was one of those arrogant people that finally got slapped in the face by reality. After screaming at her class, she picked up her folder. Her iPad fell out and shattered when it hit the floor. Next time, maybe she’ll learn not to scream at her students (via Reddit).
Bus drivers can be some of the most arrogant people in the world. Not only do they never wait for their customers, but they drive chaotically and quickly. A lot of the time, it feels like you’re trying to hold on for dear life, especially when the bus is full.
This Reddit user shared their experience about a bus driver not waiting for them when they were only ten meters from the stop. The bus pulled away, and then a few seconds later, a DUI car crashed into the bus. That’s some instant karma. He probably wishes he waited now (via Reddit).
Actors seem to believe they’re above the rest of us normal folk. Just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean they get to skip the lines at restaurants. Except they do, and it happens often. This hostess took David Copperfield down a notch when she told him to make a table appear.
Even though she didn’t know it was him at first, she still put him in his place. He had to wait 90 minutes just like the rest of us. Also, whether you’re famous or not, you’re still a human being and the same rules apply to you, whether you like it or not (via Constative).
High school is tough enough as it is. When people bully you, it makes it even harder. We hope those bullies end up paying for what they did in high school. These bullies certainly did. This Internet user took back all of her power at her high school reunion when she had a glow-up.
Not only did she come back hot and dressed in a little red dress, but the girl that used to make fun of her let her looks go south. Better yet, she completely surprised her so much so, that she fell backward into someone using the toilet. Those arrogant people deserve every bit of payback they receive (via Constative).
This daughter never gave her mom the credit she deserves. She worked out for a few weeks and then assumed she’d be stronger than most people around her. That’s not how it works. Building strength and endurance take a lot of time. It doesn’t happen overnight.
She learned this when she arm wrestled her 54-year-old disabled mother and was instantly defeated. How embarrassing! Good for the mother, though, who was able to prove her strength to her daughter. Hopefully, she turned out to be one of those arrogant people who learned her lesson (via Constative).
Arrogant people always seem to take their anger out on others who they deem to be weaker. It’s not fair. But when those “weaker” people get their revenge, it feels so good. More than good. This internet user shared about a time their boss cursed her out when the equipment wasn’t working even though it wasn’t her fault.
Instead of arguing back, she stood up, walked over to the equipment, and plugged it in. That’s all it took. This all happened in front of their clients, too. How embarrassing. Maybe next time he’ll take a deep breath before making sudden assumptions (via Constative).
This internet user shares an experience with a vicious woman who thought she didn’t have to give her any attention. This woman treated her as if she were below her. No one ever deserves that kind of treatment.
But, the woman got a slap in the face when she realized the person she was supposed to be asking questions to was the woman she was ignoring. When she approached the man, who she gave tons of attention to, he told her to direct her questions to this internet user. Now, she has to lean on her for questions. This woman needs to learn to treat everyone the same way (via Constative).
Hitting on women and bragging about it is forgivable when you’re 16, not as a developed man in his 20s or 30s. This guy needs to relearn manners because he turned into an arrogant person who assumed that every woman wants to go out with him. How wrong he was! At least this woman found a bit of humor in the rejection. He didn’t, though.
He was mortified and surprised that someone dared to reject him. This just goes to show how much he needs a reality check. He’s not a hot shot every woman is pining over. We’re not sure what kind of women he’s been dating, but it’s certainly not the kind that he assumes want him (via Constative).
We’re seeing another example of a time when an arrogant person thought the equipment wasn’t working when it was just not plugged in. These people certainly have short tempers, and they need to do something about their anger issues because they’re taking it all out on their employees. Sometimes, the simplest solution is the actual solution. This guy didn’t even think to check and see if his electronics were plugged in, and even got all riled up that it was suggested that he check it.
At least he was one of those arrogant people that got what he deserved, true and utter embarrassment. Unfortunately, he probably didn’t apologize to his employee, and instead walked away completely embarrassed (via Constative).
There are some things we keep to ourselves. Mean comments to other people are one of them. The person driving the car shouted, “why don’t you learn how to ride that bike instead of carrying it,” without knowing why the bike was broken in the first place. It’s a pretty mean move. Luckily, he got what he deserved.
Because he wasn’t paying attention, he ended up rear-ending the car directly in front of him. Next time, he should focus more on the road than on weaker people walking on the sidewalk next to him (via Reddit).
For some reason, it seems like this guy has nothing better to do except go around and try to tell people about how horrible their dog is. It’s a bad way to pick up women, who don’t want to have anything to do with him. Not only that, but it’s obvious he doesn’t know anything about dogs because if he did, he wouldn’t assume this woman’s dog is a horrible pet.
She told him who’s boss by calmly explaining how well trained her dog is, and that he doesn’t chew up any toys. Maybe his tactics worked with someone else, but they certainly didn’t work with her (via Constative).
This Reddit user’s friend thought he was better than his friend after he met a prostitute. He had money, a car, and a woman. That’s better than keeping a good friend around.
He was one of those arrogant people who deserved to learn his lesson the hard way, and that’s exactly what happened. Without fail, the guy eventually lost his job, and his money, and was planning to marry the prostitute. He also fell into a horrible drug trap. None of that sounds pleasant, and it seems like it’s a good thing this guy lost his friend because he doesn’t seem like someone to keep around (via Reddit).
Those “Astronaughties” are not people you want to mess with. Not only are they extremely intelligent, but they’ll easily beat you at a game of trivia. The point of trivia is to relax and hang out with friends, not get all riled up about losing.
This guy who’s cursing doesn’t even stand a chance. He’s up against some of the smartest people in the world. It looks like he’s one of those arrogant people who’s missing the point about trivia, and instead resorts to anger and frustration to make himself feel better (via Constative).
At least this Reddit user was one of those arrogant people that admitted to their arrogance. They seem like they recognize they deserved the punishment. In an angry rage, they kicked the basketball a bit too roughly, probably because they were losing. There’s never any reason to kick a basketball with such anger, but it happened.
They quickly learned their lesson, though, like many other people on this list. The basketball came straight back down and onto their head. That’s certainly one way to learn (via Reddit).
Again, we’re seeing another instance when rich and famous people think they’re entitled. Not only did they “forget” to pay their tab, but they then proceeded to claim that they owned the bar. Luckily, this waitress stood her ground and told them her family owned the bar, they had to pay their tab, and that their tab privileges were revoked.
It’s the best response she could’ve given. It’s a shame they still threw a tantrum, considering it’s a local business they’re supporting, and they already have tons of money. If you’re going to go to a bar and spend that kind of money, you shouldn’t complain about having to pay for it. It’s ridiculous (via Constative).
One of the greatest lessons from all the stories on this list is to not be one of those arrogant people who get too cocky before they know who they’re talking to. DC is full of arrogant men who patronize gray-haired women. They suddenly realize they’re up against a power player, and then suddenly back down. It’s a shame, though, that they even do it in the first place.
One time is enough and should teach them a lesson. Again, people need to treat each other equally and with the same respect all around. It’s sad these men walk around with their heads held high, treating others as lesser than them (via Constative).
Some parents want what’s best for their children, which can sometimes be too much. They’re kids, after all, not adults working a 9-5 with a side hustle in between. It’s ridiculous that these children don’t have time to be children. They’re going to grow up already burnt out from years of over-scheduling. It seems like Tim, the parent of the over-scheduled child, is overworked himself.
He’s one of those arrogant people that walk around thinking he’s doing the world well, meanwhile, he’s harming the lives of his child and making himself look like a fool. On a voice conference call, he ended up falling asleep because he was so tired. It looks like he’s the one that needs to stop working so much. There’s nothing wrong with taking time for yourself it’s a sign of strength (via Constative).
Bullies always have something to prove. For some reason, they think they’re bigger, stronger, and smarter than everyone around them. It’s a common pattern we see time and time again. These bullies need to relax and realize that they’re the same as everyone else and that everyone has different skills and hobbies they’re better at. No one deserves to be bullied.
This arrogant person tried to challenge a girl who was smaller than them to a bench pressing competition. He told her she was trying too hard, but meanwhile, he was the one that was trying too hard. She beat him in the competition. Little did he know, she went to the weight room every morning. He messed with the wrong girl (via Constative).
It takes a lot of courage to back down from a fight. At first, it can seem like a good idea, but it’s usually not. Backing down saves a lot of physical and mental damage. This arrogant person learned his lesson when he backed down from a fight. At first, he thought it’d be two guys arguing, but it quickly went south when he realized the guy wanted to physically fight.
Since he wasn’t up for it, he decided to take a deep breath and back down. He prevented a massive fight from happening, and probably even saved himself from getting a black eye or two. He’s one of the smarter arrogant people on this list and didn’t have to learn his lesson the hard way (via Constative).
When this junior ran for VP, she was up against no one, which meant she would automatically win. But because she ran her mouth and put other people down, the students had to act fast. In the end, they collectively made her lose by abstaining from voting.
They’d rather not have a VP than have her. Even though that’s a harsh way to lose, it hopefully made her realize her bad behavior and how it affects other people. It’s quite humiliating to lose to no one too, especially when it’s because no one wanted you to win (via Constative).
Pat was one of those arrogant people who thinks he was better than everyone in the entire school. Just because he’s an all-star athlete, it doesn’t mean he can treat other people as below him. His lessons were coming, whether he wanted them to or not. It’s wonderful that the kid with disabilities was the one who beat Pat to an arm wrestling match. Without fail, this kid showed him who’s boss.
It’s apparent you don’t need to be an all-star athlete to be good at arm wrestling. Better yet, the kid let Pat use the tool anyway. He’s the bigger person at the end of this story, and hopefully Pat learned a lesson or two about treating people with kindness (via Constative).
We can’t believe people like this exist. This guy is one of those arrogant people who think the world owes him something, and that he’s better than everyone else. He’s irritating and extremely rude. It almost seems like a made-up story. Why would one of your friends try and steal your girlfriend in front of your face?
At least he was quickly put in his place when the girlfriend spent five minutes telling him off. You have to be a certain type of person to think you can do this to someone, and we’re not talking about the good kind (via Constative).
We tend to think we’re better at something than we are, at least in the beginning. This new father became one of those arrogant people who thought he could run around and brag about how good of a dad he is. Because he thought he was a hot shot, he offered to change the baby’s diaper.
In a matter of seconds, the baby managed to humble him by peeing on his face and pooping all over his hands. That sounds extremely unpleasant and is certainly one way to learn your lesson. At least this dad took this lesson and felt grateful for it. He still has a lot to learn, but at least he’s on the right track (via Constative).
This guy must have a lot more going on than meets the eye. He’s hiding it with his arrogance. Since he seems like a sore loser, it’s probably a good thing he switched shifts and was eventually fired.
Honestly, we probably would’ve chuckled too if the arrogant person we won to was also fired, but it’s always better to take the high road and have compassion no matter what. Karma always does its job (via Constative).
It’s sad to hear that people feel guilty when they get something right. It all stems from a lack of self-confidence and limiting beliefs that people that are more popular and faster at math should get the correct answers. We’re all great at some things and horrible at others, and oftentimes, it takes us longer to accomplish something than others.
That’s what makes people so special, their uniqueness. These confidence people could be taken down a notch or two, and should even praise this guy for answering difficult math questions correctly (via Constative).
Some people don’t have any spatial awareness, including this woman. She thinks that just because she’s on the train, she can stick her knees and elbows anywhere she wants. No one wants to touch the stranger next to them, so we can understand how this Reddit user was feeling.
She’s one of those arrogant people that think she deserves all of the extra leg room that’s available. Fortunately, she received instant karma when the ticket guy came around and found out she was trying to ride the train without a ticket. As a space-invading cow, that’s exactly what she deserves (via Reddit).
When we start a new job, we sometimes feel like we have to accentuate every move and act the part. There are tons of people to impress, after all, and we need to quickly become one of the most likable people on the job. That’s how promotions work.
When this new guy showed up at the office, he acted like he knew everything and tried to impress everyone around him. It didn’t end up well for him, because when he finished his presentation, one of the people in upper management told him “you’re an actor, you don’t belong here.” Harsh. He deserved it, though, and hopefully, that comment humbled him (via Constative).