I got to pull a prank on my buddy after hiking today!

@TheHorse (146346)
Walnut Creek, California
January 13, 2022 9:07pm CST
I went hiking with my professional story teller friend, Michael, today. It was an easy hike, on flat terrain, and mud was not an issue. I wore my hiking boots and he wore...his new red sneakers! I started singing "I love my red shoes...I love my red shoes..." from the Pete the Cat children's book. To my surprise, he did not know the book. I've read it to preschoolers literally hundreds of times. I snarled. After our hike, I was heading to my truck to bring it near his, so he could give me some stereo gear to test out. I encountered some young people who were stretching for a late afternoon jog on the same trail that Michael and I had just hiked. Three gals and one guy, I think. I asked them if they could pull a small prank on my friend and they said yes. I said when you get to that guy over there, can you sing, "I love your red shoes! I love your red shoes!" We rehearsed it quietly. As I made it to my truck, I secretly watched as they jogged by him, still stretching and flexing. Then I heard it: "I love your red shoes! I love your red shoes!" Michael laughed out loud as I fired up my truck to bring it next to his Prius. Now that I think about it, he and I didn't even discuss my prank as we loaded some stereo gear into the back of my truck. Do you ever pull little pranks on your friends?
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@sharon6345 (299032)
• United States
14 Jan
Not really because sometimes I might think something is funny but in the end, it is not.
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
I am glad Michael got a laugh out of this one. It was a pretty harmless prank.
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@sharon6345 (299032)
• United States
15 Jan
@TheHorse it sure was
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
@sharon6345 I don't do "mean-spirited" pranks.
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@Deepizzaguy (60538)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Jan
I like to do it but I am fearful due to the saying "A joke is funny until you are the victim and it is hilarious."
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
Michael and I occasionally pull harmless pranks on each other.
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@Deepizzaguy (60538)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Jan
@TheHorse That is okay.
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@wolfgirl569 (49072)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Jan
That was a good one.
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
I'm glad he got a laugh out of it.
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@BarBaraPrz (34726)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Jan
I'm thinking your friend figured it out...
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
He said it took him about a second...maybe two. I heard him laugh out loud across the parking lot. I wonder if he'll "get me back."
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@jstory07 (114234)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Jan
@TheHorse Oh yes he will get you back.
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
@jstory07 Perhaps you can provide some ideas. His name is...
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@RasmaSandra (50684)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Jan
I have a long time ago, That was amusing indeed,
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
He and I like to give each other "a hard time." We know each other well enough...
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@jstory07 (114234)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan
Maybe he though they really loved his red shoes and you were not behind it..
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
Heh. He told me it took him a second to realize I was behind it.
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@xander6464 (30999)
• Wapello, Iowa
14 Jan
I would love to pull pranks on people but pranks require imagination.
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
I consider myself imagination-challenged as well. But sometimes an opportunity just overwhelms me.
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@xander6464 (30999)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 Jan
@TheHorse I wish that would happen to me.
@DaddyEvil (68459)
• United States
14 Jan
No. Not all of them have the same sense of humor that I have.
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@JudyEv (264084)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Jan
That would have been so funny. The young people would have enjoyed the joke too. Vince has some bright red sneakers. We call them his 'Pope' shoes as the pope wears red slippers.
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
I had not realized that!
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@JudyEv (264084)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Jan
@TheHorse Vince says 'if it's good enough for Frank, it's good enough for him'.
@LadyDuck (375445)
• Switzerland
14 Jan
Yes, I do, even to my husband, I cannot refrain.
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
Does he "get you back"?
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@LadyDuck (375445)
• Switzerland
15 Jan
@TheHorse Never, he thinks it's childish and I know he is right, I should stop being childish.
@Fleura (18452)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
Love it! Maybe he didn't even realise it was a prank, he just thought the joggers had had the same thought as you?
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@TheHorse (146346)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jan
He told me it took him a second or two to realize I'd "set him up."
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@lovebuglena (36761)
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jan
I've never pranked anyone. At least not from what I can recall.
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@LindaOHio (82254)
• United States
14 Jan
That was funny...My friends are in a different state and a different country.
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@DocAndersen (55310)
• United States
14 Jan
that is pretty good
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