Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Touché Tuesday Advice Columns: Pranks

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Dear Jen,

I would like to play a prank on my mother-in-law. She's really not a nice person. Any suggestions? She also lives in another town than we do, so it will need to be something I can accomplish long distance.
Sincerely, Cheerful

Dear Cheerful,
Most pranks I have been involved in where geographically convenient...forking, post-it-ing, hide-and-scare or old school tech convenient (like when caller ID didn't exist). Long-distance pranking is pretty advanced. If you are truly ready for this level of commitment, consider the following:
  • Once a month, ship a large box of pork rinds with a note from the pork rind of the month club. 
  • Schedule a phone call with a special message from wakerupper.com.
  • Playboy gift subscription.
  • Tell her that you are pregnant.
  • Post her possessions on craigslist.
Sorry, I was gonna keep going but I'm too distracted by how great a pork rind of the month club would be.

My dear readers, tell me about pranks you've pulled.


  1. My favorite is the "tell her you are pregnant". True story... my husbands mother and I do not get along. In fact we haven't spoken in 4 years since we had a huge blow out and I cussed her out (classy, aren't I?). It all started when my husband propsed to me. He called his mother and told her that he proposed and the first thing out of her nasty mouth was "Why? Is she pregnant?" I should send her some dead road kill.

    I feel so much better now that I let that out!

    1. Ugh. You aren't the first cool lady I've heard say that their mother-in-law treats them poorly. I don't get it. Glad you feel better! Let me know what sort of road kill you decide on. :)