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 kidsâ€”males, of courseâ€”were laughing and pointing in my direction.
My face didnâ€™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, Iâ€™d never thought of that.
The tire picked up speed, but I didnâ€™t put my car in reverse. I wanted to see what would happen. Iâ€™d already hit a deer on that side so I didnâ€™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: http://bit.ly/VB43n