Sometimes revenge is accidental. Several years back, a business owner who had once been wealthy but had fallen on hard times and was in dire financial straits was in danger of losing his business He became very depressed. If his business went belly up, he would lose everything he owned—his house, automobiles, boat, etc. He tried as long as he could to keep from telling his new young wife about his situation. Finally, however, it became unavoidable. When he told her, she became very angry, told him she couldn’t possibly be married to someone who was poor, and asked for a divorce.
Upset to think that his wife had only been with him for money, the man concocted a way to save his business and get rid of his wife for good. He took out an insurance policy on her and then hired a hit man to kill her so that he could collect the insurance money and get himself out of debt. A few days later, the man was walking his dog when he was shot and killed. Afraid of being left penniless from a divorce, his wife had also taken out an insurance policy on him and hired a hit man to kill him. The wife was ecstatic to be rid of her husband and to be inheriting his estate plus receiving the insurance money from the policy she’d taken out on him. She decided she’d sell everything and move to Florida. That night, while she was on the phone with an estate company arranging for the sale of her things, a bullet flew through the window beside her and killed her. The hit man her husband had hired before she’d hired the hit man to kill her husband had finally struck.
Warning to anyone who may be plotting revenge that involves death: You know what they say. Don’t dish out what you can’t take.