Full-Blown Failure: Using The Past To Take Revenge In The Present

Full-Blown Failure
The unforeseen failure other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create failure for them

College student Summer and several girlfriends decided to go on spring break together, splitting the cost of hotel and car rentals. One of the girlfriends, Liz, changed her mind at the last minute to spend time with new boyfriend Pete. Liz was unconcerned and unapologetic about the financial burden this placed on “strapped for cash” Summer and the other spring break cohorts.

To take revenge, Summer invited some spring break cohorts and Pete over to watch favorite sitcoms on a night Liz had to do job work. Summer and her spring break cohorts told Pete “scandalous stories” from Liz’s past, including her “weird habits” and participation in “sketchy situations”. The stories were enough to convince Pete to break up with Liz. Pete even told Liz she needed professional help.

Liz intentionally created failure for her friends because of Pete, so her friends intentionally created failure for her relationship with Pete.

“Confessions”
Cosmopolitan Magazine
January 2004, page 20

Paula M. Kramer
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Full-Blown Failure Can Get Yucky

Originally published October 1, 2014.

Republished November 20, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Full-Blown Failure
The unforeseen failure other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create failure for them

Clothing designer Dana Roslan brought cookies for her lunches, only to have them stolen by a coworker. Frustrated, Roslan bought dog biscuits that looked like biscotti and set the trap. She said her only remorse was “not being able to see his face after he ate the bait.”

The coworker intentionally created failure for Roslan by stealing her delicious cookies. Roslan responded by intentionally creating failure for the coworker with the bait of yucky dog biscuits.

People do get creative with their revenge.

“Irritations spur creative revenge”
Ian Urbina
The Seattle Times
March 21, 2005, page 7A

Paula M. Kramer
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Full-Blown Failure Gets Creative: The Car In The Willow Tree

Originally published December 11, 2013.

Revised and republished November 9, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Full-Blown Failure
The unforeseen failure other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create failure for them

Zbigniew Filo, a resident of Poland and 24 years old at the time, owned a car but not a driver’s license. Filo was neither a good driver nor a considerate driver. His “hair-raising driving” made his neighbors both scared and angry. Since Filo intentionally created failure for his neighbors, his neighbors intentionally created failure for Filo.

Under cover of darkness, the neighbors parked Filo’s car in a willow tree. When Filo discovered what his neighbors had done, he did what any driver would do — he called the police. After inspecting the crime scene and gathering evidence the police told Filo to “remove it from the tree”. Locals “maintained a code of silence” to protect each other while enjoying their revenge. The only information leak was about a crane someone borrowed during the night.

Filo’s response? “I get the message, but I think it was a bit harsh.”

Paula M. Kramer
Resource Rock Star (See websites below.)

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Choose success instead of failure for yourself.

Recognize when other people are choosing failure for you.

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Being Perfect For The Job Couldn’t Overcome A Perfect Opportunity For Revenge

Originally published July 24, 2013.

Republished June 19, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Full-Blown Failure
The unforeseen failure other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create failure for them

Twenty year old Shawn spent a summer working for his uncle. The uncle operated the managing branch of a successful oil rig firm. Shawn’s job was to enter prospective resumes into a database. His uncle had asked him to put aside promising resumes.

One resume revealed an applicant who was “perfect for the job” with “great credentials”, “impressive references”, and a “stellar academic record”. The applicant, however, was a “pompous jerk” who had “terrorized” Shawn “all the time” through high school.

The pompous jerk had foolishly failed to see an opportunity for serendipitous success in knowing Shawn. By creating failure for Shawn, the pompous jerk invited Shawn to create failure for him. Shawn accepted the invitation. He ripped up the application and threw it in the garbage.

Foolish Failure
Failing to see opportunities for serendipitous success
in people who are different from you because you
believe your success depends on their failure

Serendipitous Success
Being in the right place at the right time
to just by chance benefit from someone else’s success

Examples of full-blown failure reveal that many of them are created behind an individual’s back. The pompous jerk probably never knew how Shawn took revenge on his life.

Cosmopolitan Magazine
“Guy Confessions”
August 2004, page 38

Paula M. Kramer
Resource Rock Star (See websites below.)

Copyright 2015
All rights reserved.

Posts on this blog alternate with posts at the link below. Posts for both blogs are published on Wednesdays as they are ready to be published. Time between posts could be weeks.

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Keep reading this blog for examples of 7 successes & 7 failures + soured success. Use the examples to:

Choose success instead of failure for yourself.

Recognize when other people are choosing failure for you.

Standards For Success Posters

Success & Failure Choices

Resource Rock Star Details

smilessparksuccess.com

speakingfromtriumph.com