In my younger teens, prank phone calls were the norm.
Usually it was done on an evening when the parent’s were out. We would pull out the phonebook, skim the numbers, and make the phone calls.
The average, I’m bored and not creative phone calls usually went something like this:
Kid One: “Let’s call that number!”
Kid Two: “Hi, is Michael there?” “Oh, I’m sorry… thanks, bye.”
A little more creative:
Kid one: “Hi, would you like to buy a zebra?”
“They come in many different colors”
“We’re selling them on a discount today, only $2,000”
Kid two: What did they SAY?
What are the chances:
Sister #2 at one point liked a particular boy. His parents were ultra paranoid and didn’t have a listed phone number and at that time, one couldn’t just let the boy know they had a crush on him. However, his family was best friends with a second family my sister knew. *Disguising her voice* She called second family’s number asking for *Jake’s* number. What does any best family friend do? Not give out the number of course. A couple years later, we find out that Jake’s mother thought someone was out to get her boy. Ooops. Fail.
Should have known….
Kid one: Call this number- 555-555-5555. And ask for a Ben!
Kid two: *suspicious look* “Ok- it better not be someone we know”
Kid one: “pssh, no worries”
Kid two: “Hi, may I speak to Ben?” “No, no message, I’ll call back later”
Kid one: *giggles*
Kid two: “You said it wasn’t anyone we knew!!” “That was Ben's mom!”
It was wrong but it was fun at the time.
FBI agents cheated on a security test, oh my. I suppose most people will take the easy route if they can. That’s not what caught my attention though. According to Reuters- The test’s final question asked if the test taker had consulted with anyone while taking the test. (which they had). The article made a point to mention that the 22 people that had cheated on the test answered no to that question.
Excuse me…. Would you have answered yes if you had cheated? The only reason I can think one would give themselves away so easily was if they were overcome by a wave of guilt. You might as well just study for it or just go fail it at that point.
And that’s Emily reporting to you live from Sk- Washington.