"Should be a fun Monday morning for them. Happy Monday ARS!" he wrote after drowning them in the voicemails.
There are plenty of things that annoy us in this world. The list is endless. Getting stuck in traffic, your boss assigning you fresh work when you were thinking of calling it a day, not knowing who ate the last donut, your ex bothering you even after hearing a hundred versions of "no," and stubborn debt collectors are some phenomenons that set our teeth on edge. But you know what's even more annoying? Debt collectors who harass you over your ex-wife's debt. And how do you deal with such people? Just ask Reddit user u/Nerd_Law who hopped on to subreddit r/pettyrevenge to describe how they got back at a debt collector who tried to act smart with them over some money their ex-wife owed someone.
In a post that gained over 21k upvotes, they wrote: "Yesterday (Friday) I got an urgent voice mail on my personal cell phone from a lady at ARS services insisting that I call back no later than 4.30 pm. This was at 3 pm. I'm an attorney and I do sometimes get time-sensitive calls and voicemail messages on my personal phone, but I had no clue what 'ARS' means or who they are, or what case they were calling about."
They decided to call the phone number again and find out what was going on. "So I call back, and it is a debt collector and they try to bully me about some credit card debt my ex-wife of 8 years has incurred with them demanding I '... get a message to her.' I asked them why they are calling me and leaving a message like that, and they were rude and then hung up. They wouldn't pick up when I called back," OP shared.
But this attorney wasn't a pushover and decided to send the callers a message they wouldn't forget any time soon. "So I used an android phone redialer app and called them through the night and left over 600 voicemails for them last night," they revealed. "Should be a fun Monday morning for them. Happy Monday ARS!"
They clarified that they couldn't identify who ARS were but knew they were calling from New York. The attorney definitely had the last laugh and sought good enough revenge for them to not bother them again. Seems like the ARS had the most happening Monday and most probably even deserved the many blues that Monday offered.
The post received over 930 comments from people sharing similar experiences they have been through. "I use to get calls from a collection agency for a roommate who had abruptly left the USA for overseas. Some idiot had leased him a car and when he left, he hid it in someone's garage. How the hell was I supposed to know where to find their car? I found out later that he'd died so I doubt they ever found the car," shared u/ShelteringInStPaul.
"This happened with a relative's estranged sibling. They would call the relative all the time looking for the sibling yet the message would be 'If you are John Doe please stay on the line, If you are not John Doe please hang up' and would b***h at you if you told them you had no idea where the sibling was and haven't spoken to them in 20 years cause you violated the phone call for answering," u/lt08820 expressed in annoyance.
Looks like OP made a lot of people who have been pestered with phone calls at some point in time feel a hell lot better with his epic act of shooting back 600 voicemails to "ARS services."