Monday, January 21, 2013

The packing peanut tornado

I have a brother whose middle name is Trouble. Not really, but the dude is a prankster, crazy man, fear not kind of guy. Because he's so good at pulling pranks on other people I decided to give him a taste of his own medicine. It all started with a cruise through a parking lot behind a mall. I can't remember why I was driving behind a mall in the dark but I was. As I was slowly putting along, I noticed a gigantic bag of packing peanuts. I'm talking - a bag almost as big as I was! Now, any sane person would know better than to leave something like that outside where any derelict could come along and steal it but they didn't and this derelict did just that. I'm not proud to admit that I stole something but maybe I can feel better because I was in my early 20s and more than likely was buzzed from my daily happy hour and now that I'm older I would never do such a thing. Steal that is...not avoid happy hour.

I took those peanuts and put them in my car just knowing that I could do something funny with them. I just had to let a devious plan formulate in my foggy brain.

 "What to do, what to do" I wondered. I had to move quickly because it might look a little incriminating to law enforcement to see a little girl in a little car carrying a huge bag of packing peanuts in the middle of the night.

Naturally, my brother came to mind. Since he had a small car also, I figured that the best thing to do with all of those packing peanuts was to completely fill his car up with them. BRILLIANT!!!!! It took everything I had to be very quiet as I was filling his car. I mean, such a genius prank was something to be seen and laughed at. This was in the days before teeny cameras and surveillance equipment so I had to either camp out in my car, hidden from sight so I could watch him discover my evil plan or simply wait it out and see if he'd ever mention what had happened.

Since my beer buzz was wearing off and it was late, and I had to work the next day I decided to go home and hope for the best. A few days later I saw my brother, in his empty car. I was dying to ask him if anything strange had happened but I somehow managed to keep my cool. I found a casual way to bring up the topic of his car and even arranged it where we went somewhere together in it and that's when I noticed one rogue packing peanut hidden under the passenger seat. I casually asked him what it was doing there and he told me that he found his car full of them. I asked him what he did with them and he informed me that he took the car to the parking lot of the very mall that I had stolen the goods from, and he took down the top and drove around until all of the peanuts had blown out. I can imagine what a sight that was!

It's really funny to me that he didn't care that he was polluting. He just wanted the stuff out of his car. And it's funnier that he didn't even make a big deal about what had happened! I guess he had been pranked so many times he didn't think much about it.

It's been years since I did something that epic and I think it's high time I come up with a good prank to pull on him again. He's probably let his guard down now that he's older, which will make 'getting' him even sweeter. I need some good ideas because my mind isn't as evil as it used to be. Do you have any?

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