Jealousy, one unattractive consequence of a break up, can make people do strange things, from throwing around false accusations to spying.
But taking no prisoners from the creepy ex boyfriend camp is Tiffany Badland, an 18-year-old mum-of-one from Warwickshire.
When she received drunken messages from her ex accusing her of inviting another man around to her house – which, despite Tiffany’s single status, was in his opinion a crime worthy of creeping – she decided to ‘play him at his own game.’
Predicting the the ex would be driven mad with jealousy and would rush to her house to confront her, Tiffany and her friend built men from pillows and propped them up on the sofa.
My door has glass built into it so they could see through but not properly. I’ve experienced my ex coming into my garden in the past, knocking on the door, checking to see who I have at my house.
When the jilted ex realised Tiffany had ‘company’ he started yelling and banging on the window.
We were laughing so much that we were crying – which wound them up even further because they thought we were laughing at them, when in reality we weren’t.
Tiffany later posted the photos to Facebook, planning to share them with family and friends to teach the two creeps a lesson, but she was surprised to receive thousands of likes.
I think Tiffany Badland has made everyone piss laugh today! I'm still tittering to myself now ??? #buildaboyfriend ???
— Luce (@Lucy_Jane09) September 23, 2016
Fed up of her ex’s accusations, Tiffany pulled the prank to make the man see the injustices of his actions and anger.
Now the posts have gone viral – and been deleted by Tiffany – we hope the ex will see the error of his ways.
Maybe spying exes can learn a serious life lesson from this prank: Don’t be a creep or you’ll go viral and, mark my words, it’ll be hella embarrassing.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.