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PollyannaMom 02-22-2013 10:28 AM

Pranks?
 
Spinoff of another thread ---

Do you like pranks, April Fools' Day, etc.?

DisneyCrazyMomma 02-22-2013 10:33 AM

Harmless fun ones with my DS, I am okay with. Nothing that could hurt anyone or even be considered mean. For example, last year I made him an April Fool's breakfast.... eggs and toast.... only it was toasted pound cake, with vanilla yogurt and half an apricot. It was fun, and he loved it. Outside of that day, or anything more "serious" than that, no.

okeydokey 02-22-2013 10:36 AM

I don't consider any action with the express purpose of making another person feel embarrassed and stupid is fun.

mrswh 02-22-2013 10:40 AM

I love practical jokes . . . if you don't have a sense of humor life must really suck.

That said, I would not prey on someone's achilles heel. Hurting someone's feelings isn't too funny.

Mary Jo 02-22-2013 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrswh (Post 47590314)
I love practical jokes . . . That said, I would not prey on someone's achilles heel. Hurting someone's feelings isn't too funny.


I enjoy pranks, too, whether I do them, or someone else does them to me. I don't like pranks, though, that are hurtful - very uncool - and I wouldn't do them to people who don't appreciate them. That would not be nice.

sam_gordon 02-22-2013 10:44 AM

I voted 'other'. It depends on the prank.

The prank I pulled that my parents still remind me about... our English teacher (Senior 'Advanced' English, this was before AP classes) announced she was going to show us a video of some movie. A friend and I brought in remote controls (also before universal remotes) for various models. She turned the VCR on, we turned it off. She turned it on, we turned it off. She hit 'Play', we hit 'FF'. She hit 'Play', we'd press 'Rewind'. She had no idea what was going on. The rest of the class was ROLLING, and some were crying they were laughing so hard.

This went on for about 10 minutes before the teacher went to ask for help from the AV teacher. He came in and said "Who has the remotes?" No one owned up of course and he threatened us with something if he had to come back in. The rest of the class time went fine.

elaine amj 02-22-2013 10:56 AM

I'm not hugely into it - but whatever. Makes for some entertaining stories though!!

My DH's best friends are big pranksters, particularly when they were younger. I remember when I first started dating DH, his friend called me up pretending to be some random guy. The funny part was, he used a name of a guy I had just met at a party so I thought it was that guy! (and of course, buddy had no idea and thought I was just chatting up some random stranger!) Anyway, he asked me out for a date and I accepted. I had just started seeing DH and did not consider us exclusive.

Then, DH and his friends cooked up a fun outing for the SAME DAY as the fake "date". I really wanted to hang out with DH and his friends and told them I would love to go, but couldn't cancel on that date because I was silly enough not to take the guy's number down. After toying with me for a bit, they finally spilled the beans about the prank. Complete silliness that I didn't hugely appreciate - but DH was happy that I wanted to go out with him instead of the of fake dude!

Another friend of his pulled off elaborate pranks in his younger days. His wife eventually straightened him out and now he tries really hard to be careful that his pranks don't cross the line.

Even after all these years, you can't always be safe with this crew. Unattended drinks usually gets salt added. If you get calls from weird people about weird things, it's usually one of them trying to disguise their voice.

Not really my thing, but I take it in good spirit.

superme80 02-22-2013 01:28 PM

I hate pranks. Most are not in good fun and are just mean.:(

Fortuosity 02-22-2013 01:42 PM

Depends on the prank(s), the prankster(s) and the intended "victim(s)."

But if you're going to dish it out, you'd better be able to take it.;)

DisneyLvr55 02-22-2013 01:53 PM

I put seran wrap on the toilet seat when I was in middle school. Just about wet myself when my mom sat down. Priceless.

Erin1700 02-22-2013 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sam_gordon (Post 47590346)
I voted 'other'. It depends on the prank.

The prank I pulled that my parents still remind me about... our English teacher (Senior 'Advanced' English, this was before AP classes) announced she was going to show us a video of some movie. A friend and I brought in remote controls (also before universal remotes) for various models. She turned the VCR on, we turned it off. She turned it on, we turned it off. She hit 'Play', we hit 'FF'. She hit 'Play', we'd press 'Rewind'. She had no idea what was going on. The rest of the class was ROLLING, and some were crying they were laughing so hard.

This went on for about 10 minutes before the teacher went to ask for help from the AV teacher. He came in and said "Who has the remotes?" No one owned up of course and he threatened us with something if he had to come back in. The rest of the class time went fine.

12 years of Catholic school and that was our entertainment. We did that to every teacher. We did a lot of very very bad stuff too but I will keep that to myself.

NHdisneylover 02-22-2013 02:35 PM

Harmless and creative things, like the MIT Hacks, I LOVE :goodvibes

http://hacks.mit.edu/

but anything that is meant to harm or humiliate someone, I really dislike.

GaSleepingBeautyFan 02-22-2013 02:54 PM

I've never been a fan of pranks. Usually someone ends up getting hurt or their feelings hurt or extra work for someone when they were disciplined for it.

So they've not been funny to me once I got in trouble for one.

We lived on a farm. We raised chickens for eggs and meat. I did pull a prank once on my Mother. I was the person who killed and gutted the chickens.
We put the chickens in a bucket after they were plucked, guts removed and cleaned up.

After getting the bucket, Mother would just reach in without looking and give them a final cleaning before they went into the freezer.
Once I put the guts in the bucket instead of the actual chicken. We heard Mother's screams halfway across the yard that day when she reached into the bucket.

It turned out not to be a great prank for me, I had to clean the chicken coop by myself for a month.
That involved taking out the old hay, washing the coop, cleaning the chicken boxes and putting down new hay. We did that once a week normally and all 4 kids did it. Not fun doing it by yourself. Blech.

wiigirl 02-22-2013 02:56 PM

I am a HUGE fan of pranks....it just has to be funny to all involved. :thumbsup2

Shagley 02-22-2013 02:58 PM

I voted other, because I think some practical jokes are cute and funny, but others are just mean. I really don't think the fake "winning lottery tickets" are funny at all. Making someone think they just won the lottery as a joke is just mean.

I agree that if you are going to be a practical joker, you have to be able to take it as well as you give it!! I had a roomate in college who was a big practical joker. It was funny at first, but got annoying really fast. About the fifth day in a row of her practical jokes, she hid in the vanity cabinet in the bathroom and was going to jump out to scare me when I went in there. I could see through the crack in the vanity door that she was under there, so I avoided going in to the bathroom and waited to see how long she would stay in there. TWO HOURS LATER she came walking out of the bathroom. I started lauging and told her I knew she was in there the entire time and she became absolutely furious :furious:. Apparently she thought her practical jokes were incredibly funny when she was playing them on me, but when they backfired on her, she didn't think they were so funny after all!


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