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Monday, September 24, 2018

TOO MANY TIMES

Question Of The Week 09-24-18

Have you ever been the recipient of a 
practical joke? What was it?

14 comments:

  1. My brother in law, who passed away in January, loved practical jokes. His daughter actually asked everyone who had had a practical joke from him to raise their hand, when she was doing his eulogy at the funeral service. Of course, I raised my hand.

    When my father was in his last days and we had all gathered at their home, there was a little Nativity scene displayed. Since I have a tendency to want to straighten and make everything perfect, I stood at the mantel one day and made everything just so in the Nativity scene. The next time I passed it, the wise men were facing the wrong way. I shook my head and turned them around. The next time, the baby Jesus and Mary were turned the wrong way. I fixed them. The third time, I said out loud (crankily) that someone keeps moving the figures around. Everyone burst out laughing - my brother in law was the culprit, doing it to mess with me and to keep things light. :)

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  2. I'm sure I have I simply can't remember. Must be getting old.

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  3. Same here--not worth loading my aging brain.

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  4. Yes, plenty of times when I was younger. Many short-sheeting episodes in college and as a young adult. Lately, not so much. They probably don't want to stir the ire of an old woman!

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  5. Oh yes. Often.
    My youngest brother used to carefully slide a saucer of water into my bed. When I got into bed hours later I would kick the saucer and water would flood everywhere. Hearing my cries of disgust said brother would rush through the house announcing loudly that I had wet my bed.

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  6. Ooh now I remember one. When I was little my brother fashioned a large egg out of concrete and buried it. He tricked me into digging it up and convinced me that I had found a dinosaur egg. I was not amused when Dad told me what it was. I just knew I would make the front page with my discovery and be famous.

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  7. I don't think I have...oh wait...the day I was hired for my last job (I was there for 20 yeas) was April fools day.

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  8. Not that i can remember right off, but i have pulled a couple of pranks.

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  9. Probably....but I can't recall any at this moment in time.

    I know I've been the instigator of quite a few! :)

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  10. No, but I played one on my brother over 50 years ago for April Fool's Day and still feel guilty because he really got taken in. His disappointment was painful to see.

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  11. No I can't remember anyone doing it. I really don't like them. What an old git I am, but I have never liked them.

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  12. Oh yes... In college for sure. My room-mate and I got short-sheeted and had our room full of balls of newspaper. Our dorm-mates had saved up paper for quite a while to manage all this. It was quite a shock, but they helped clean everything up.

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  13. Only 2 surprise parties after horrible mis-adventures!

    I was the joker all thru High School! I pulled out chairs, threw packing styrofoam off the school balcony at an assembly, n never got caught! It clung to everyone walking in! I hope my old FB classmates don't read my stuff here!

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  14. Many years ago my father told me one of the Calgary Flames players was going on a rack every day til he gained a couple inches. As usual, I overreacted til I realized it was April 1st!

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