A dad who was tired of his teenage daughter stealing his cookies hatched a dastardly plan for revenge.
The girl's cookie stealing habits had become so out of hand that the dad had been driven to secure a 'secret hiding place' for his treats. So he was understandably more than a little upset when he discovered his hiding place had been raided.
"My teenage daughter has a nasty habit of eating my cookies," he wrote on Reddit. "She knows they're my special cookies but she doesn't care. If she finds where I hide them, she eats them.
"The other day I went to my special cookie hiding place and found that, yet again, she had eaten them. I went up to her room in the vain hope that she might have left me perhaps one but sadly, no."
But the dad wasn't defeated. Oh no.
He came up with a plan that would not only give his light-fingered daughter her comeuppance, but which would also stop her from getting drunk! Bwhahaha!
"Ha! I thought to myself... Steal my cookies will ya? Right, two can play at that game," he wrote.
He found a bottle of vodka in her room, so he emptied it, replaced the vodka with water, screwed the cap back on tightly and put the bottle back where he'd found it.
"I chuckled to myself at the thought of the disappointment that she and her friends would be experiencing in a few short hours," he added.
Unfortunately the dad had not counted on the interference of a meddling outsider... Tesco!
"That evening, I waited for her call but there was not a peep," writes the perturbed dad. "The next day, when she came back, I asked her how her evening had gone. 'Oh,' she replied. 'It was weird... we had some vodka but when we drank it, it was water!'
"Grinning to myself but giving her my very serious dad's face, I asked what they had done. 'Well,' she said. 'We just took it back to Tesco and they replaced it with a new bottle for us!'
"WTF Tescos? A bunch of teenagers come in with a bottle of water and you replace that with a bottle of vodka? FFS. Teenage daughter – 1, Dad – 0."
To add insult to injury, a few days later the following letter arrived from Tesco:
Oh, and we know you've been waiting with baited breath to discover just what type of 'special cookies' the dad had been hiding. Don't worry we wouldn't leave you hanging - they were....
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