Deep down inside I'm a prankster.
But even deeper down inside I'm afraid of retaliation. I think that's why I've never tried to pull anything big. But ask my friends what big is and they'll come up with all kinds of wacky things I've done.
Here's an example of a mild prank. One night, lets say a Friday night, back when we were teenagers, we were hanging out in someone's backyard. This was one of those rare nights where Driane was with us. Ah, good ol' Driane. What ever happened to her anyway?
Anyhow, somebody at some point decided they were thirsty and indicated that to the rest of the group. Oh, that's right - It was me. I told the group I was going inside for a drink. Driane, quick to follow suit, also declared that she would like a drink. I asked her what she would like to drink and her reply was something along the lines of "oh, anything."
I think it was Tiff who spoke up first, followed by most everyone else. They all knew "oh, anything" was the wrong response to give me. They pleaded with her to change her answer to something specific. She didn't. "How about a glass of urine?" I suggested. Laughter from everyone, screams of "Nooooooo!" from Driane.
Too late. After a few minutes inside, I emerged with a nice fresh glass of pee. Driane screamed again when I handed her the warm glass. She was so repulsed, she shoved it back into my hands. Driane was screaming, everbody else was laughing. This couldn't get any better.
Or could it?
I drank the pee. Laughter erupted from everyone, including Driane. When I began spitting it out, she covered her face and screamed in hilarious disgust. But the reason I was spitting it out was not because it was horrible. I, myself, couldn't contain my own laughter. I was so proud that I had fooled everyone but Tiff, with some apple juice and a microwave.
Pranks at work are an entirely different creature. When my co-worker friend is not around, I like to change things at his desk. My favourite thing is his "I Love Daddy" picture frame. It has seen the likes of his adorable daughters, Britney Spears, and now, for the past 2 months, Darth Vader.
Very fitting if you know his work nickname is Jedi.