Hey! My name is Tim and here`s my story. Actually,
I think it`s pretty funny. Ok. So from the moment we moved into our new house, we waged
a war with our neighbors. I don’t think it will ever end.
And, actually, I hope it never ends! `Cause it makes me really happy! It`s not a real
war, we are just messing around with each other. Our neighbors are actually our best
friends. Their son – Mike is my classmate and our parents have been friends since high
school, and used to always make fun of each other. And now our pranks have reached a whole
new level, and we participate in them with our whole family. For example, recently I
bought a fake hand at a joke shop. We smeared it in ketchup, and threw it to the neighbor’s
dog. Imagine how they screamed when the dog brought it into their house! Of course, the
next day they responded with another prank. We were watching a movie in the living room,
and suddenly firecrackers began to shoot loudly from the fireplace. We were terrified, and
we ran out from the house in a panic. And then we saw Mike and his parents laughing
at us. Of course it was a joke. Somehow, they dropped firecrackers into our chimney with
the help of a drone. Can you imagine? Awesome! Usually after these jokes we have a picnic
or a party, where we can relax and have fun. This gives us the opportunity to feel like
one big family. But a few days ago, the jokes crossed the line, and it stopped being funny.
One evening we were sitting at home, having dinner. And suddenly we were interrupted by
the loud sound of breaking glass, and then a big stone fell next to our table. We all
froze for a second. Dad rushed to the window to see who could’ve thrown this. But it seems
that the villain managed to escape or hide. I saw that the stone was wrapped in paper,
so I picked it up and unfolded this “gift.” There was a note on it. It said “I’m tired
of your stupid jokes. One more, and you’ll regret it.” But this didn’t make any sense!
We didn’t do anything worth breaking a window for! It was not funny! We took the stone and
went to the neighbors. But when we asked why they did it, they denied it, and said they
didn’t do anything. Of course we didn’t believe them. We had become accustomed to their pranks,
and always suspected a trick. So at that moment, we thought, “Okay, you asked for it.” And
dad and I started thinking about a revenge plan.
But we didn’t even have time to do anything. `Cause the next morning, Mike`s father came
to our house and started arguing with my dad. As it turns out, someone punctured the tires
on his car, and he thought it was my dad. But he didn`t do it, so he became angry too!
They began to argue, and it almost came to a fight. They both thought it was just a joke
that had gone too far. It was the first time that I had seen them have a fight in my life.
They were best friends, and then were somehow willing to almost come to blows with each
other. The only thing I could think was that that`s not right, and that I had to figure
out how to fix it. I decided to talk to Mike at school. He stood his ground and said his
father was innocent. And so did I. Okay, but then who had done all of this? To get our
dads back on speaking terms, we had to find the real culprit. So we decided to install
a couple of cameras, in case this joker wanted to do another prank.
You won’t believe it, but the cameras came in handy the very next day. It was an ordinary
morning and my dad was getting ready to go to work. But as soon as he crossed the threshold,
we heard a rumbling and screams. Then we heard dad cursing. We quickly ran out to the porch,
and saw that dad had fallen through the boards. This was getting crazy! He could have broken
something. Our neighbors also heard the noise, and came out to see what had happened. And
when dad saw them, he got really angry. He got on his feet, and started running toward
them, shouting and threatening them. We could barely calm him down, and we told him that
whoever did this, had definitely gotten caught on camera.
And here it was – the moment of truth. We turned on the tape, and around 4 a. m. we
saw a man on our porch. He was fumbling with a screwdriver. Finally, he got up and we recognized
him immediately – it was a man from the house on the other side of the street. It looks
like he had unscrewed the screws that held the boards together on the porch. So when
dad came out, he fell through them. And thank God dad didn’t hurt himself.
Okay, so we found out the identity of this wicked prankster. The only thing left to do
was to punish him for everything. And we were going to do it in our own way. So we came
up with a whole plan. It consisted of a couple of interesting purchases at our favorite joke
shop and a little bit of luck. The next day everything was ready. We waited until the
neighbor left to run errands, and quickly set a trap. Then we went back to the house
and waited for him to come home. Soon, he arrived. He got out of the car, took the bags
out of the trunk, went up to the porch, and BAM! Dozens of colorful firecrackers started
exploding around him! Ha ha! At some point he was like a fairy with colorful stars flying
around him! He was scared as hell! He dropped his bags and fell to the ground in fear. Soon
the fireworks stopped popping. But that wasn’t the end. He was very angry. He realized that
we did it, and he ran up to our house, shouting that he was going to call the police. But
when he came to the door, he instantly fell through the boards! He had gotten caught in
his own trap! Our plan had worked out perfectly. All we
had to do was talk to him and let him know that he shouldn’t be messing with us. But
the unexpected happened. He couldn’t get out because his leg was broken. Oh, my gosh! We
didn’t want it to end like this. Of course we helped him out, put him in the car, drove
him to the hospital, and took care of everything. And the next day the police came to our house.
He had called them anyway. But the thing is, the porch where he broke his leg was damaged
by him and we even had a video of it. So his accusations made no sense. But I have to admit,
I felt a little guilty that our prank had injured someone. And that’s the only reason
we didn’t tell the police about the broken window and the flat tires. So the neighbor
actually got off easy. Later he confessed to us that he did it because
he was tired of the constant noises, popping firecrackers, and loud laughter. He was sick
of our pranks. He was especially annoyed that after they happened, we always had a party,
and made even more noise. And this was his revenge. It’s actually sad. He began to harm
us because he envied the fact that we had friends and family, and he was lonely. Now
we’re not mad at him. On the contrary. We’re thinking of inviting him to come over sometime
and want to get to know him better. I hope he will understand that we are not bad people.
We just love to have fun! Guys, have you ever played a prank on your
friends? Tell us about the most interesting one in the comments below! And of course – don`t
try this at home!