Is there anything more fun than planning an act of hypothetical revenge after being wronged by someone?
In the movies, revenge is a clear-cut goal that can be achieved through meticulous planning and the right timing. There are entire franchises of movies centered around protagonists gathering their bearings and wreaking havoc on their enemies, and the cinematic karma is addicting to take in.
In real life, however, our interactions with rivals are rarely as cartoonish or satisfying. There usually aren't sword fights or slime buckets lying in wait for the people who hurt us, and even if we get a word in, it generally doesn't have the finality of a monologue in a movie.
Because of the rarity, when people do have a good real-life revenge story, they hit even harder.
I ground up laxatives and tainted all my kitchen fridge food with it to figure out which of my seven roommates was eating all my food, while I survived off a secret stash in my mini-fridge.
I found out who did it. Very, very quickly.