Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Case of the GIANT Green Pepper

Did you ever play a funny joke on someone or have one played on you?

I remember when I was about 9 or 10, my dad and I had tropical fish. We had a small tank on the bottom shelf for expectant mommies and their new babies once they arrived. One day we had a storm and the electricity went out. I was so worried about the baby fish because the heater went out and the water would get cold and I thought they would all die. My dad, the big jokester said, "Quick, go in your room and get your desk lamp. You can shine it on the tank to give them some heat!"

Well, of course I ran into my room, unplugged the lamp, ran back into the living room and just as I was about to plug the lamp in, I realized I had been tricked. I cried of course, because I cried for everything. My dad, on the other hand couldn't stop laughing.

I'm really not a very funny person, but I did play a good trick on Irv years ago, and we still laugh about it today...or at least I do.

Irv started gardening years ago. Everything always grew well except for his green peppers. They were always a bit on the small side. He was always so proud when he picked the fresh veggies and brought them in the house....except for the darn green peppers.

One day when he wasn't home, I got a HUGE green pepper at the store. I used fishing line and tied the HUGE green pepper to one of Irv's plants in the garden. He got home from work and checked his garden as he always did and came running into the house, "Kath, come outside! You have to see this! Holy shit!"

I had to hold back my laughter as he dragged me out the door to see the GIANT green pepper that had been "hiding" under the leaves of the plant. He couldn't believe he had missed it. I tried to act stunned at the awesome green pepper but burst out laughing. Then I actually felt bad as I confessed.

I still laugh about it today when I think about it! I'm sure Irv will not be laughing when he reads this. I will say, that Irv grows very nice green peppers these days, and I enjoy them in every salad I make all summer long. :)

How about you? Got any funnies to share?

8 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

Oh that's a good one! I'm not a good prankster—my face always gives things away. But you were very clever :)

missknits said...

lol hahaha poor irv! but that's a good one! thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

:D I love it! Poor Irv!

Alison said...

my now 96 year old Grandpa loved to take the engine of his old car apart in the 70's and clean t. he would lay the parts out piece by piece in order, so as not to forget...

One day our darling friend and neighbor Mr. Miller walked by and placed a single bolt quietly next to the lined up pieces of engine... My Grandpa was confused for a good few days until Mr. Miller fessed up!!

Meekiyu said...

lolol poor guy... I've played a couple of good jokes hmm though nothing comes to mind. Slow today arg....

aliceinparis said...

What a great story! I wish I could have seen his face when he discovered it!

Mary said...

LOL!!! that is pretty funny ;-)

Mama C said...

Oh that is so funny! You are so lucky that you got your husband. I have been trying to play a good one on my husband for years but I always fail. And he always gets me good. This inspires me to keep trying, some day I'll get him!

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