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).