Yes, that’s all very
Funny story, though not
related to tech at all—I ha a buddy in the fifth grade, back
in the early 90s, who, with another guy, did play a few
pranks on me. I didn’t’ always take them well back in those
days, to be fair. Well, I had these big plastic geometric
polygon shapes in a bin somewhere in the classroom, which
were used for tactile demonstration purposes. The pyramid
rose to a very sharp point/apex. Well, these guys decided it
would be fun to put the pyramid on my chair when I was away
from the desk. I went to sit on the chair, and of course,
right on top of the pyramid. The sharp point broke off when
I sat on it, and you can guess where it went. That was quite
a painful prank. Funny thing is, I never totally forgot
about the prank, but I did forget who had done it. Years
later, as in, early 2020, I actually reconnected with that
guy, whom I hadn’t seen since 1993 or something. We went to
a bar and had some drinks, and it turns out, we get on even
better now than we did then. And he remembered the prank,
and told me he still felt bad about it almost thirty years
later, and insisted on paying for my pints. Now we hang out
and play dungeons and dragons.
On Sat, Aug 6, 2022 at 03:19 PM, JM Casey
You have to know with whom you are
dealing but, I'd say that yes, it can sometimes be..they are
perplexed for a while and then they laugh with you. Most
people can take it.
The only thing I'll disagree with there is the "Most" that
leads off your final sentence. Change it to "Many" though . .
Practical jokes that are not of an intentionally cruel sort
tend to be "reversed into laughter" after the fact. Many
people, particularly those who are pranksters themselves, love
a good prank whether it's by them or on them.
Much of how one feels afterward can depend on how long a prank
is allowed to play out. Too long, even if it's meant
innocently, and things can turn dark whether you wanted them
But any prank that has cruelty at its core (and, sadly, there
are many of those) is just plain wrong and destructive.
Brian - Windows
10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044
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