Throwback Thursday: Prankster

Jaluna 2

Hello everyone! You know what today is, right? It’s the day we (well, I) reminisce about the past… And what better subject is there than the ways we torture or taunt people as children?

I may have gotten a hate letter saying I was too much of a goodie two shoes, but even I made false phone calls… Mostly to my friend’s crush. We’d call them for lots of things, but mainly pizza. Yep, you heard me. We bugged them pretending we thought they were the pizzeria.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, however. My dad has done some interesting little pranks using the phone. He called his friend he hadn’t seen in ten years and got voice mail… in which he pretended he was dead and the one announcing it to the guy. But then he made sure to note it was all a hoax. Considering the pranks that guy did to dad, I was surprised that’s all he did.

It’s not just our friends and classmates we scam when using the phone. We torture telemarketers to the best of our ability too. Dad usually answers in a groveling voice to say, “You have reached the grim reaper.” IT always makes me laugh! In my case, I just try to make myself sound like a baby or a little kid. Or I just talk to them reluctantly and point out every fault in their methods.

Point blank… You’re never too old for a prank. Just make sure it’s all in good fun, and that you don’t cause someone to eat a pizza drenched in hot pepper powder. Prank responsibly! Okay?



A young adult who writes as a way of life, and treats all her characters as her children.

2 Replies to “Throwback Thursday: Prankster”

  1. I never got too much in pranks. Maybe some small ones and a couple that weren’t good, but not usually phone ones.

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