I’ll tell you right now that I’m hovering on and around this site and my Facebook page and will be responding right away to your comments.
Go ahead give it a try!
Oops, chalk it up to a potty break.
I love goofy “holidays” because they give an excuse to laugh and make memories. That’s what I’m wanting to do today! I’m going to share a few pranks that I’ve heard about – or been involved in – and I hope you’ll do the same thing in the comments. Don’t fail to chat with one another, to. After all, it is a party.
Pass the chips, please.
Let’s try this again!
|My FIRST Prank – Totally Minor League, Triple A Stuff! I confess that I actually did accomplish a few pranks during my college days. The first was on my brother and his new wife.
We were all part of a singing group that toured East Texas. The other members of the group, and my sweet then-fiancé, used a hidden key to gain entrance to my brother’s new house. We had a wild time with all of the hokey pranks of yester-year. Turning their drawers over, removing the light bulbs and everything off of the walls, coating the mirrors and the toilet seats with Vaseline. We even removed the labels from all of the cans in their pantry. (I did number the cans with a Sharpie and leave them a list to identify the food types, though I think they had a lot of pot-luck for a couple of weeks.)
Even though my fiancé and his roommates were in on the fun, the girls bulldozed their apartment next, during a bachelor “party” the weekend before our wedding. Same song, second verse, only this time, we had to climb in through a window that didn’t lock so well.
Don’t worry, I got it all back in spades during my bridal luncheon two days later. Two of the other gals got hit on the day of my wedding. In fact, all of us got “got” except one. The quiet little originator of the whole idea. Beware the quiet ones!
First, let me tell you: I didn’t really grow up in a pranking family, but when they pulled them, they pulled them good. Me? Not so much. I did tell my mom I was having triplets when I was really only pregnant with twins, but that’s pre-school stuff compared to some of the things I’ve heard about. And with that confession aside, I want to share a few of the best pranks I’ve heard and been involved with.
The Party Continues!
|Second Prank: Pranking Gone Bad!
One year, my brother lured an armadillo into his apartment. Did you know those things are plum-fast. Scared the tar out of Bubba’s roommate. Scared a lot more than that out of the armadillo! Ha!
Prank gone bad in so many ways. Armadillos aren’t much for seeing doors (or anything for that matter). But they do like to cower in hidey-holes. Took them over an hour to get the varmint to get back outside.
I don’t think Bubba thought that one through very carefully! (My girls commented that they can only imagine the event from the armadilla’s point of view – that made me laugh!)
Even Google Maps is getting into the spirit of the day! LOL!I hope you’re having as much fun as I am!
|LOL! We’re almost having a virtual food fight over at Facebook. Author J.A. Marx has tomatoes. I’ve got the chips – hit editor Tracy Ruckman in the eye, OOPS! I suggested that Tracy grab some cooked pasta and start flinging. What would you grab in a virtual food fight?|
|Third Prank – Another Misfire!
One year, my friend needed to let off a little steam, so on April 1st she emailed her family and closest friends asking them to help her move all of her office stuff as she’d been fired.Unfortunately, she didn’t let her hubby in on the gag. He got up later, confused as to why his mailbox was inundated with emails asking what happened to his wife’s job.
He called her and she told him what she had done, laughing about it. Until he let her know that she’d been added to their church’s prayer list which sent out emails to the congregation (of about 600 people) each time a new request came out.
Ha! Bet that retraction was a fun email to write!
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|My Brother’s Best Prank!
My brother was actually quite the prankster in college. In fact, he shut down the school one time. Seems the new college president didn’t want to cancel classes as was tradition if the football team beat their rivals. So my brother took it upon himself (and a few of his choice buds) to print up notices that classes were cancelled for the day, and offices closed.
Being a journalism major, my brother had access to the print shop as well as the school letterhead. In the dead of night, they printed out official looking notices stating: Due to Saturday’s win over [the rival college] all classes are cancelled for today. The normal schedule will resume tomorrow. Enjoy your day. Go Lions!
They then proceeded to post the notices on every door of every building, even the outlying buildings on the far side of town. This literally took all night and I couldn’t possibly relate some of their near-misses with campus security.
The next day, people came to their 8AM classes and left. Even the professors and commuters (had a huge commuting population from Dallas) left. The radio picked up the story and began announcing the impromptu holiday. That was the first tip-off that the president had. He didn’t know anything about the situation until after the start of the third class had been missed. Immediately he notified the campus radio station. Every 2 or 3 minutes, the DJ aired another statement that classes had not been cancelled, but it was too late. Most of the students never got the truth until the next day and only a couple of the professors and instructors fared better. Even the deans had assumed the notices to be real.
Luckily, no one ever suspected my dear brother. The president promised immediate expulsion. Good thing he and his friends kept the whole thing secret through graduation and decades beyond. Woulda been a great April Fool’s joke; course it was October!
OHOHOHOHOHOH! Last of my pranks! My mom has always been a master prankster and story-teller. She spend some of my elementary years as an ophthalmic nurse. Once she got pranked when she received a call from someone with a pencil stuck in his eye. He was calling from downstairs and could he have an appointment. My mom spent part of the call learning that he was in the lobby and the rest of it getting him into the elevator. He came in a few minutes later with his fist wrapped around a yellow pencil sticking from his eye – at least that’s what it looked like. Scared my mom to death and she swore vengeance on my aunt who had organized the whole thing. Check out her revenge!
|My LAST Prank for Today! Boy this has been FUN!I think my brother got all of my mom’s pranking genes. I’m not so much of a prankster. But she is a master! I remember one time, she had my aunt convinced that the phone would blow up. This was back in the age of land lines.
My aunt got a phone call from the operator (my mom’s best friend) explaining that there had been some trouble on the line and they needed to clear it. First she had my aunt blow into the receiver several times, but her blows were unsatisfactory. The operator asked her if someone else who was in better shape might be able to blow into the receiver. My aunt, being a daily tennis player, bought the whole jab. Started fussing at the operator about how no one else had come in yet, and she was in excellent condition.
The operator then explained that they would have to clear the line from their side. It would take running a strong current through the phone wire to break up the blockage. Then she instructed my aunt to put the receiver under several pillows and exit the room. And my aunt, believing the scenario did just as she said! I swear, even now it makes me laugh to think about it!
About that time, my mom came home and attempted to enter the room with the soon-to-be-blown-up phone. (Of course, this whole thing had been her brainchild. She’d even written up a phone script!) My aunt panicked, blocking her path and explaining the problem. She couldn’t figure out why my mom hit the floor laughing her head off.