Fool Me Once…
I have had some interesting pranks and scares pulled on me throughout my life, from toothpaste on my face while I slept to lame made-ya-look jokes.
Once, I was taking a shower and the fire drill went off, so I quickly finished my shower, but by the time I was out, the drill had ended. Since I hadn’t gotten a chance to wash my face, I went back into the bathroom. Although I was still wrapped in my towel, I did not want to get back in the shower just to wash my face, so I used the sink. While I was washing my face someone opened the door and turned out the lights to which I calmly responded “turn on the light, I’m washing my face.”
However, they did not do as I had asked and I had to illuminate the room myself. I continued to wash my face when suddenly the lights were turned off a second time. Just to make sure that someone was playing a corny joke on me and that I wasn’t some killer’s next victim, I scraped some of my face wash out of my eyes and searched my surroundings.
Initially, I saw only the color of my prankster’s hoodie, and then I looked up and saw my friend quietly laughing hard enough to bust a gut. After threatening him, I resumed washing my face but by the time I had finished, he was long gone.
Another memorable prank was played on me last year in St. Mary’s Hall. I was almost finished doing laundry when two of my friends entered the room. After talking with them for a little while, my laundry was finished so I left my door open and went to retrieve it. When I came back, both of my friends had disappeared.
Before beginning to fold my clothes, I checked my closets to see if my friends were trying to scare me, but the closets were empty. I was standing in front of my dresser, folding my clothes, watching television and doing some embarrassing dances.
After five minutes, one of my friends popped out from under my roommate’s bed and yelled! I screamed in response and jumped back to my door. Once I realized that it was her, I started cracking up and so did she. That same friend used to scare me multiple times. For example, I lived on the fourth floor and she lived on the third. When we would take the elevator together she would get off first and bolt up the stairs and wait on the staircase to scare me. My room was right in front of the staircase and she would jump out and yell “Hey motherlover, hey, hi, how ya doing?”
Happy April Fool’s Day everyone — I hope your pranks are successful and safe!