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Confession Wednesday #29

12.14.2005

babblingdweeb

I like jokes

So I have been known to play a few mild pranks on my friends and family, but after reading Thérèse’s post I was instantly reminded of one of the better pranks I pulled in college.

One day I changed our (I had one roommate at the time) room voicemail to this:

*fumbled with the phone*
(groggy) Hello…?
*pause*
Hey…how’s it going?
*pause*
I’m sorry, who did you say you were looking for?
*pause*
Hang on…
*pause*
Yea I think he’s in the shower…
*pause*
Why don’t you leave a message at the beep?
*BEEP*

My brother fell for it and left a funny message in response. My roommates’ mother fell for it more than once. I think a few of our friends fell for it too. We left it on for a long time :)

I loved phone pranks!

We had a different phone in our room then most rooms and the buttons allowed you to transfer calls without the caller ID looking like it came from you. So we would call our friends in the middle of the night, and keep calling them until they picked up their phone…when they did we would transfer them to the public safety office. Usually this ended up in our friend yelling at the campus police for waking them up.

My roommate still talks about the day I pranked our other roommate who was living alone on campus at the time. I called his room and left a lengthy message on his answering machine as “Officer Blackburn” but I slurred a little so it could have sounded like “Blackbird” -I was calling to let him know about some vandalism to his car and a few others on campus. The police had impounded his car temporary, but wanted him to know it was not stolen and he needed to come down to fill out a statement; I asked him to call campus police the moment he got home. You see, he had a job and he was working that afternoon after class -so seeing that he did not want to get written up at work, he called the campus police…they politely informed him that not only was there no officer “Blackburn” or “Blackbird” on staff, but that no cars had been vandalized nor had the local police been on campus to impound a car. In the words of my roommate, campus police got a good laugh out of it.

Don’t worry, my friends have gotten me back numerous times. From soaking my dorm mattress in water to notes from girls who wanted to go out with me -they’ve pranked me back. Some pranks are still unclaimed too! :)

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