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#MicroblogMondays 129: Pranks

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The ChickieNob insisted that you can send a blank text.  “Watch,” she said, opening up her messaging app and making a single blank space using the space bar.  She hit send.

A moment later, Josh sent back a question mark.  She sent another blank text.  Thus began a long thread of blank texts met by increasingly confused return messages, including a screenshot of the conversation in case the ChickieNob didn’t understand that all of her texts were showing up as blank bubbles.

She laughed and laughed and laughed.

Okay, it was funny on our end.  And no one got hurt, though I told her that she wasn’t allowed to do this to other people.  That’s sort of the thing about pranks: they’re usually only funny to the giver and not the receiver.

But keep that one in your back pocket for April 1st.

Best prank ever pulled or seen?

Our favourite SNL sketch (Maya Angelou pranks Cornell West!)

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18 comments

1 Nabanita { 02.13.17 at 5:31 am }

Well, I remember calling a guy who had a crush on me. My best friend and I pretended to be quicz masters and asked him some questions which he answered. It was a harmless prank and we actually had a lot of fun πŸ™ˆ

2 Parul Thakur { 02.13.17 at 5:32 am }

Ha ha! That was funny. Well, I don’t play pranks but yes, I have seen a couple being played. Mostly at work – I see how people send emails from unlocked computers calling out for a rain dance πŸ™‚

3 Anamika Agnihotri { 02.13.17 at 5:53 am }

The incident was funny. And yes I agree it is funny for the sender or the perpetrator of the prank than the one at the receiving end.

4 ANDMom { 02.13.17 at 6:33 am }

One year, I took a screenshot of my mom’s computer desktop, and then set it as her background. I proceeded to delete all her shortcuts and get rid of the navigation bar. For good measure, I reversed her mouse buttons. So when she woke up, her computer looked completely normal – but did nothing at all. So fun.

5 Turia { 02.13.17 at 7:04 am }

Ha! That is funny!

When I was in high school, we were on a camping holiday down in the Maritimes. My sister and I were sleeping in a tent, and my father, stepmother, and youngest sister were in the tent trailer. One morning my sister and I woke up really early, packed up the tent, and hid. We got a pretty good reaction from my Dad when he woke up and we were gone!

6 Shilpa { 02.13.17 at 7:44 am }

Haha this is funny..
This reminds me about the pranks we used to play during our childhood . Miss those lovely days.

7 Different Shores { 02.13.17 at 9:14 am }

A prank that stands out in my head was when my sister was about 16 (I was 14) – she had had a really high temperature and flu, and had been out of it for a few hours, delirious. When she woke up, me and her then-boyfriend told her a year had passed. She got distressed and cried and asked how old she was now. Cruel but still makes me laugh a bit.

8 Modern Gypsy { 02.13.17 at 9:48 am }

That’s funny! And I didn’t know you could send blank messages to people! That’s a good tip for April 1! πŸ˜‰

9 Risa Kerslake { 02.13.17 at 10:07 am }

Ha! That is funny. I never thought of doing that. I may to do that to my husband April 1st. πŸ˜‰

10 dubliner in deutschland { 02.13.17 at 10:43 am }

Sometimes pranks can be clever and funny but other times they can really go too far! I’ve seen some mean ones online where people pretend to be cheating on their partners or pretend that someone is sick/dead! I also hate pranks where a person gets really scared!

11 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 02.13.17 at 1:41 pm }

Yeah, I’m not a huge prank person either. But I do like the clever ones when both parties can laugh about it and no one gets hurt. What was that one that kept getting passed around online – something about a kid sending Hogwarts letters to his friends and getting sent back all these toy owls in response? I’m definitely getting details wrong, but maybe you know what I’m talking about.

12 JustHeather { 02.13.17 at 2:36 pm }

Haha, I like ChickieNob’s joke. It is/was funny and no one got hurt/scared/mad. And maybe Josh had a laugh when he was let in on it too.
I read/saw a joke some years back about some people letting loose some pigs with number spray painted on them: 1, 2, 3, 5. People searched and searched for #4 for ages….

13 Daryl { 02.13.17 at 3:49 pm }

Haha! I’m not usually a fan of pranks (especially if they’re directed at me), but that’s a pretty good one!

14 Chandra Lynn { 02.13.17 at 4:00 pm }

Oh! So many good pranks in our household. Hubby and son are both pranksters, so I have to fall in line and prank back. I just pranked my son “really good” a few days ago, but sadly, I can’t remember what I did. Hubby and I (and even son) laughed forever. I have too much on my plate if I can’t remember something that happened a few days ago!

15 Amber { 02.13.17 at 5:21 pm }

I’ll have to remember this one!

16 Traci York { 02.13.17 at 6:30 pm }

Sometimes it’s the simplest things (like a blank text) that makes the best prank! We’re forever doing silly little things like hiding phones, moving beverages or plates of food, but nothing that goes beyond the, “Hey, where’s my thing? I don’t know, where did you leave it? Right here, I thought…. Dang it, who put my thing all the way over here?” level of mean. πŸ™‚

17 Jess { 02.13.17 at 8:33 pm }

Oooh, that’s a good one — blank texts are pretty harmless. I have no good pranks to share, but I really, really enjoyed that Maya Angelou sketch! I don’t remember that one. I did work in a really conservative office environment once where someone literally covered everything in someone’s cube in tinfoil, like on “The Office.” It was amazing. I am too much of a rule follower to do stuff like that!

18 Lori Lavender Luz { 02.16.17 at 3:18 pm }

Love it — “an aaact of whimmmmzy.”

Poor Josh.

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