Jul 112013

Hi Masshole Mommy readers. Chris here again with another guest post.

Now many of might not know this, but before I became the COOL, SUAVE, SEXY, EXCITING accountant that I am today, I was a nerdy, uncool, boring firefighter.

Right out of high school I was a firefighter in the military and I traveled all over the world for over 11 years.  One of the things that I really miss about the fire department is the practical jokes that we played on each other. Today I will tell you about some of my favorites that I played on other guys.

One night I snuck into a guy’s room while he was sleeping and put nicotine patches on his legs.  He woke up all nauseous in the morning.  Don’t worry – he was fine.  Just a little (or a lot)  mad.

Another time while I was stationed in South Dakota, myself and a couple of other guys buried this one other guys car completely in snow.  One of my favorite pranks was writing on a guy’s windshield with Oreos “Have a Nice Day”.  Another good  joke that I have done again and again is to pick a guy and decorate his car with ribbons, steamers, cans and write on it “Just Married”.  Another easy one is to put their bed on top of 4 soda cans so when they lay down, it falls down.

A real mean one is to throw powdered Kool-Aid on someone right when they finish taking a shower -before they dry off and then have another buddy ring the alarm so that the guy with the Kool-Aid all over him goes running to the fire truck covered in red.  One that took me some time was to sew the cuffs on their long sleeve shirt together so that they couldn’t put their hand through (so fun to watch).  Another mean one is to take a boot and fill it with water and put it in the freezer.  Also, in South Dakota, during the annual biker week, we made a HUGE sign with plywood that said free camping for bikers with this one guys address and the next morning when he got off duty he found 3 tents on his front lawn.

But all the jokes are done with love and being the instigator that I am, in the next blog post I will tell you all the jokes that were done to me.

About Christian Rue

Christian is married to Masshole Mommy. A Massachusetts native, he's happy to still be living here, but he also enjoyed living in several states & two other countries during his 20 years in the Air Force. These days, in addition to being a retired Air Force firefighter, he works for our fine government as an accountant. Chris loves movies, reading, comedy and spending time with his family.

  19 Responses to “Practical Jokes”

  1. Good times

  2. Boys will be boys will be boys. 😉 Some of those are treacherous (the boot and sleeve, lol!! but ooooohhhh).

    My oldest two (both grown) started pranking ea. other a few years back and ea. year they get more and more elaborate. I stay out of it, just glad not to (usually) be the recipient. 🙂

  3. You had some good ones going. The car in the snow seems to be a bit much. It might of caused some damage. Oh and I thought I was mean!

    LOL As a teacher I make a fake assignment every April Fools Day. I don’t always teach on that day, so it’s not every year. It’s a good thing to because the word might get out. It’s usually this term paper; where the handout looks lejit. I do it first thing in the morning; when they are not fully awake. Since I’m an art instructor, they all hate me; until they realize it’s an April Fools joke. I even had a few raise their voice at me before. It’s not in the syllabus, so they aren’t happy at first!

    I also filled my Dad’s Metamucil little container that he took to work with salt. He was so pissed! He was a teacher for middle school kids, and thought they {his students} tampered with his Metamucil.

  4. Bwahaha I love the tent one! What a thing to wake up too!

  5. All awesome! I love practical jokes, especially when I am not the one on the receiving end.

  6. Oh dear, take the Old Navy skirt back and run to Savers, quick. They have a ton of denim skirts! Or you can buy one from me? I’d sell you one for $4! What size are you?

  7. How do you write on someone’s windshield in Oreos?! And why are you wasting them???

  8. I once dipped my cousins pretty blond hair in kool aid while she slept. She had some lovely red highlights for a few months until it faded out.

    My dad laid out a tacks all over the hallway floor, so when his brother stepped out from the shower, he got a foot full of tacks. This caused him to jump forward, landing on more tacks. Quite mean, but most of the pranks they played on each other were lol.

  9. The just married one is hilarious!

  10. My husband played a lot of practical jokes when he was younger too 🙂 Love the camping one!

  11. I’d have to say no one has ever played a practical joke on me. Glad you had fun at work….that makes it more enjoyable for sure.

    he he he I can’t wait for the NEXT blog post!

  12. You are such a stinker, and I’m glad there’s a follow-up with some paybacks. Ha!

  13. Love hearing about the practical jokes! On someone else of course!! Have a great weekend!

  14. The poor guy who came out and found his car covered in snow was probably just going crazy looking for his car…. then he had to dig out.

  15. Oh my gosh, too funny. While reading through what all you had participated in, I was thinking, “Geez, I wonder what was done to him!” Can’t wait to hear what the retaliation was for your practical jokes!

  16. So mean yet funny! Love the biker prank.

  17. HEHE I so would love to see these in action!

  18. Boys love playing practical jokes!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  19. I’m reading your posts backwards and now I see why you got pranked! These are pretty awesome though! And, there is nothing nerdy, boring or uncool about firefighters! 🙂