Schadenfreude is my husband‘s favourite word. (Does anyone else have a favourite word?) It’s German really, but the English like to acquire foreign words and make them our own by pronouncing them incorrectly.
It means to take pleasure from someone else’s misfortune. I don’t do that (unless the person particularly deserves their horrible fate) but sometimes, even as I’m doing my best to help, I think ‘that would make a good story’. (Does anyone else do that?)