One tweet has sparked a flurry of activity online, with the subject matter all centred around one thing – grudges.
The post by Nicole Cliffe has of course had a lot of relatively serious reactions – and Cliffe herself had a grudge in mind.
This article is all about the pettiest of grudges around though. Here’s some of the best responses.
1. This person was cheated by lemonade – and her friend’s mum
In case you can’t recall, She-Ra was the star of 1980s animated classic She-Ra: Princess of Power.
Who wouldn’t want to be her? A very legitimate grudge.
2. These two who thought CS Lewis was a meanie
that Susan didn't get to go to Narnia heaven— this is meg trying (@writemegwrite) August 22, 2017
If you recall CS Lewis’ classic Chronicles of Narnia books – which started with the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – the fate of Susan Pevensie, one of the lead characters, is a little harsh.
In the final book ol’ Su is told she is “no longer a friend of Narnia” and excluded from entering the real Narnia with her siblings – on the basis that she is interested in nothing but “nylons and lipstick and invitations”.
It’s a controversial tale and there’s a lot of grudges held over it.
Look, C.S. Lewis, if it's once a king or queen in Narnia, always a king or queen, you can't Robinson Crusoe a queen in England forever.— 100% Quiet Drape 🏃 (@asunflowerpose) August 22, 2017
3. This reasonable grudge against a man who likes things written down
as you know, my most recent and cherished grudge is against the man who refuses to RSVP or even acknowledge non-paper party invitations!— Nicole Chung (@nicolesjchung) August 23, 2017
Facebook events are here and they’re a reasonable way of organising social lives – okay guy.
4. This woman who wanted more than one hero
Mrs. Beaumaster telling me a book could only have ONE main character in third grade when I was reading All Of A Kind Family books— Mara âGet Rid of the Nazisâ Wilson (@MaraWilson) August 22, 2017
It seems a lot of people who like reading have long-standing grudges.
5. This person who was outraged by their teacher’s surprise
1/2 3rd grade teacher made big announcement to entire class expressing shock that I got highest scores on the end of year statewide tests— Daisy "Murder, She Wrote enthusiast" Rosario (@RunDMR) August 22, 2017
2/2 I WAS NOT SURPRISED— Daisy "Murder, She Wrote enthusiast" Rosario (@RunDMR) August 22, 2017
Maybe this isn’t petty – maybe this is just bad teaching…
6. This understandable rage at her teacher’s reading
Wait, I thought of a slightly older grudge: the 4th grade teacher who pronounced it "Droosley" instead of Dursley and would not be corrected— Victoria McNally (@vqnerdballs) August 22, 2017
As Harry Potter fans will know, that’s just not okay.
But wait it gets worse.
She also pronounced it "Herm-onee" and when the fourth book finally made it clear that she was wrong I swear I CROWED in triumph— Victoria McNally (@vqnerdballs) August 22, 2017
Who is this guy – Viktor Krum?
7. This young girl deprived of chewing gum
All those years gum free… Brutal.
8. This speedy reader
my 7th grade English teacher told me off in front of the class for 'skim reading' a short story in 1/3 allotted time. I had read it twice!— Heather Lindsaychen (@oceana1009) August 22, 2017
the teacher refused to believe anyone could actually read fast. I still read extremely fast. 😅 I even got all the questions on it 100% !!— Heather Lindsaychen (@oceana1009) August 22, 2017
It’s cool to be smart. Sort it out teacher person.
9. This poor chipless kid
@McDonalds when I was 5 & I was saving my longest fry for last. Some punk kid came out of nowhere and ate my fry. Think about it daily— AWC (@awc713) August 23, 2017
It was the longest one to be fair.
10. This dedicated grudge-holder
When I was five, a girl in my neighborhood said I was fat. I regularly check her Facebook to make sure I'm more successful.— eecs (@eecsennert) August 23, 2017
That’s a totally normal thing to be doing.
Hold up though, wait for the next one…
11. And this truly remarkable grudge-holder
This isn't strictly on-topic, but it isn't strictly off-topic either. My friend's mother has the craziest, craziest grudge routine...— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) August 22, 2017
If ever someone crosses her, she will immediately demand to know their full name â which she then writes out by hand on a slip of paper...— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) August 22, 2017
She then takes that slip of paper, folds it up, puts it into an ice cube tray, fills the tray with water, then freezes the name into a cube.— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) August 22, 2017
That cube is then taken and placed into The Bag â a freezer bag filled with the frozen names of ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVER DISPLEASED HER.— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) August 22, 2017
Okay that’s not even petty, it’s just terrifying.
Just listen to the commitment too.
Apparently when Hurricane Sandy threatened them with a powercut, her main concern was that The Bag would defrost and curses would be lifted.— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) August 22, 2017
Not something you’d expect to see on your way to a Calippo…