The Pranking Deficiency

As it’s April Fool’s Day, I feel as if I should write something satirical or outright ridiculous. I ought to convince you of something–that I’m pregnant maybe–only to pull the plug on the whole charade tomorrow. But here’s the problem: I’m not a very accomplished prankster.

I don’t think I’ve ever successfully pranked someone. There were two times in college when I snuck into my friends’ dorm and did a little… redecorating, but I don’t know if those really count.

I’ve always wanted to prank someone, though. The idea of sneaking around and playing tricks sounds like fun, if laborious. But there are two problems: I’m not that kind of brazen, and I’m not that kind of creative. I can speak my mind for days, but I don’t know that I have the guts to be clandestine. I can come up with an activity for children, but my ideas for tricks are cliche at best.

So, here’s my question: How do I become a better prankster? How do I work my way up to Fred and George Weasley level?

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