Failed Prank

stack of tiresIt happened either my freshman or sophomore year of college. I had driven to an area of Nashville called Bellevue to play kill my friends on Playstation 2.

I sat waiting to turn left at a stoplight when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. Perhaps fifty yards to my right, two high school kids—males, of course—were laughing and pointing in my direction.

My face didn’t flush the way it would have several years earlier, though I did feel uncomfortably exposed. No matter how old we get, we never like being laughed at by strangers. Laughing with strangers is a different story.

I then saw why they were laughing. A car tire was rolling toward my car.

Huh. In all my years of pulling pranks, I’d never thought of that.

The tire picked up speed, but I didn’t put my car in reverse. I wanted to see what would happen. I’d already hit a deer on that side so I didn’t have to worry about body damage.

To my disappointment, it passed by about a foot in front of my bumper, ran off the road, and flopped over in the grass.

The windows were down, so I could hear the two guys cackle as they hopped in their car and peeled tire making their getaway.

Speaking of pranks, I love this one, which was quite successful:

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