While searching for photos for "Have You Ever Cheated On Somebody?" I came across the above visual. At first, I thought it was hilarious. Then, I realized that it was perhaps kind of bitchy.
OK, yes, Steven is married with kids and cheated on his wife, which is horrible. But I think that kind of issue should be dealt with at home, in private. Getting revenge like Emily did may be momentarily satisfying, but I don't think it's an appropriate response to a cheating ex. Throw him out, break up with him, but don't take out a billboard.
That said, the ways that jilted lovers get revenge are often quite entertaining.
Not everybody is as dramatic as Emily. Some people publicize naked pictures. Others spray-paint and key their exes' cars. Famous singers often get rich off it, like Carly Simon's "You're So Vain." Sure, we still don't know who that song is about, even though it came out in 1972. But I bet that he's miserable every time he hears it.
Does it make me a horrible person that stories like this entertain me as much as they scare me? Perhaps. But it's interesting to watch the angry get their revenge and make a spectacle of it, especially because I could never do such a thing.
Have you ever gotten revenge on an ex? Did someone get revenge on you? How?