Calling all pranksters
Somehow April 1 is just two days away which means that tomorrow you should keep your eyes and ears peeled at all times because you just might be getting pranked! Don't say I didn't warn you.
I've never been big into pranks, unless they were of the harmless variety. Creating food that is edible but made out of something entirely different than what it appears to be, ok by me. Telling someone something that will make them gasp but won't send them into a panic, no biggie. Once we get beyond this territory and people start crying or could potentially get hurt, is where I draw the line. Call me a party pooper all you want but I think pranks should be fun and although I loved Punk'd (did I just date myself), there were times when I thought Ashton Kutcher took it too far -- Justin Timberlake anyone?
I can't recall a prank where I've done anything, meaning mine have always been telling my parents and sister (I don't go beyond the three people who I know will love me unconditionally no matter what) something that isn't true but is pretty believable. I haven't decided on this year's prank or pranks, I usually change it up amongst the three of them because what will really get one of them won't always work on the other two, but my wheels are spinning.
If you're looking for a fun prank, here are some of my favorites:
- Use food coloring to turn something you're making for someone a different color - Ex: making breakfast for your kids? Dye their eggs blue or make the milk in their cereal red.
- Deliver a plate of homemade brown E's to someone
- Put a doll/toy in a mailbox or cupboard - Yes it will give the person a little fright but nothing too bad
- Put a fake spill/fake animal poop somewhere in your house
Or you can always do what my third grade teacher did to us: Spaghetti grows on trees. As some of you may know, in 1957 the BBC showed a hoax film about pasta growing on trees with instructions on how to grow your on. My teacher, who was British, told us she had just seen this documentary on the BBC and wanted us to try and figure out how to grow pasta and then she would let us know who, if anyone was right. Luckily for her we were gullible children and no one seemed to know of the prank which had been pulled 40 years prior. After frustratingly working in partners for nearly 30 minutes, she told us it was all a joke. We were annoyed but no real harm done and looking back, it must have given her a great laugh and a little break from us. The BBC's April Fools' Day joke can be seen here.
What's the best prank you've ever pulled/had done to you?