I’ve been reminded recently of how a good harmless prank can really bring a group of people together.
There is something about taking on a covert mission, the threat of getting caught and the promise of the laughs it will bring that make it especially appealing.
I think the whole family of stick figures on a vehicle is a funny trend. The English One (my friend and neighbour) has her cute little family on their vehicle.
We sometimes bug her about it and tag her in the e-cards that quip “Thanks for displaying your stick figure family on your vehicle. Your mini van had me thinking you were wild and single.”
It’s all in good fun!
A full month ago I noticed the stick figure decals in a local store so I purchased one and sent the following text to five of our friends, “Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to add a family member to English One’s car without her noticing. Let’s see how many we add!”
It was game on from there. My ballerina decal went on that night under the cloak of darkness. I risked the flash to take a picture and texted it to my other cohorts.
A day or two later “B” went on a cross-city mission trying to find the vehicle and to add her cat to the family. I learned quickly that whenever my phone started to “ping” consecutively that there was a funny conversation taking place on our thread and that another decal was finding its way onto the vehicle.
“Agent K” bundled up and trekked down the street with her sticker but had to make another loop around the block when hooligans with balloons interrupted her operation. The next two ladies missed the memo on proper stealthy attire and showed up in neon jackets so they pretend to be jogging by when they put their stickers on! “T” got her business lady up only to find her and the ballerina were missing a couple of days later.
We fessed up one night and were thrilled to know we were never even suspected. Her reaction? “This is by far the funniest and most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. I am stupidly blessed by this!”