Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Prank

It was better than hitting the lottery.

I had just stepped into my car when the garage door opened and Dave pulled his car into the empty space next to mine.

I waved at him but he didn't notice. 

I watched as he turned off his car and tapped on his remote to close the garage door.

Since I had to leave, I tapped on my remote, which stopped the door's descent and reversed its direction.

I then gave Dave another wave.  Which he didn't notice.

I watched with amusement as he tapped his remote to close the garage door.  Again.

That's when I realized that I was experiencing something monumental.

As the garage door began to close, Dave turned to gather his packages.  At which point I tapped on my remote to reopen the garage door.

This was really big.  

A first for me.

I giggled.

Dave looked over his shoulder to see if he had pulled far enough into the garage.   He turned on his car and moved it forward approximately 3.29 inches.

He then turned the car off and tapped his button to close the garage door.

I waited until the garage door was nearly closed before tapping on my remote.

And I nearly peed my pants.  

OMG!  I was doing it!

I watched with great pleasure as Dave got out of the car to locate the phantom obstruction impeding the garage door's progress.

And I began to snort.

Just when he was certain that nothing was blocking the garage door's path, I pushed my button to close it.

And poor Dave didn't know what the hell was going on.

I rolled down my window and said, "Gotcha!"

Dave said, "Oh.  It's you."

I could hardly breathe I was laughing so hard.  And I was brimming with pride.

I had succeeded in pulling off a practical joke.

You see, my failed attempts at pranks are legendary.  It's physically impossible for me to keep a straight face in the midst of one.  The more I try to contain my laughter, the more distorted my face becomes.

If you didn't know better, you might think I was in the need of medical assistance.

HEY! I had pulled off a prank.  And Dave fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

I think it's time to pull out the ping pong ball/fake eyeball trick.

Dave's going to be so scared.