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When you were a kid, did you do any pranks, jokes or mean things to friends, family, neighbors or strangers?

Asked by jca2 (5321points) 2 weeks ago

I was talking to a friend at work the other day who is about the same age as I am. We were talking about silly stuff we did as kids, using the phone or ordering things for neighbors and stupidity like that. Bored and unsupervised, and creative, we did stupid stuff and at the time, it was very funny.

Did you do any stupid pranks, mean things or stupid things as a kid, to your friends, family, neighbors or strangers?

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filmfann's avatar

The dumbest prank I used to do was when a car drove too fast down our (dead end) street, I would let it start to pass, then slap the back fender, grab my ribs, and roll on the ground, as if I’d been hit. It would freak out the driver. Needlessly.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

You were terrible @filmfann!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Nothing mean. Prank phone calls…“is your fridge running?”
Ring doorbells and runnoft.

Zaku's avatar

Yes, all sorts of things. Terrified several neighbors, attracted police attention. Things involving telephones, fireworks, sneaking around, etc.

seawulf575's avatar

Call a paint store and ask for odd colors like sky blue pink or olive blue. We did TP a house once.

ragingloli's avatar

I put a thumbtack on a classmate’s seat.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

They wouldn’t make those colors via a phone call though.

seawulf575's avatar

No, we would ask if they had them. They even went to check once

Demosthenes's avatar

Not really. As a young kid I was pretty docile and wasn’t into much mischief. In high school I, with a small group of friends, egged and TP’d houses a few times. They were always people we knew. Not exactly proud of that, but the rush of running back to the car and speeding off after you’ve egged a house is hard to beat. :P

raum's avatar

We did the usual TPing and doorbell ditching. Never maliciously. Mostly to our own friends.

But we also did something we used to call Rose Runs. We’d drive around with a pair of shears and cut off one or two roses from people’s yards. At the end of the night the car would be full of roses.

Probably wasn’t the nicest thing to do, taking flowers from people’s gardens.

But I can still remember how the car used to smell. Mixed with ocean night air. It was kind of magical.

seawulf575's avatar

The practical jokes got more inventive as I got older. I worked with a guy who, one day during random lunch time discussions, let on he used to have an imaginary friend. And the way he was talking, it sounded like the imaginary friend was still around (he was close to 30 at this time). Somebody (no, it wasn’t me) got a pack of sales cards sent to him from a bunch of different companies and magazines. He filled them all out for “more information” to be sent to the imaginary friend at our work location.

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