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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Punked...

I just want to preface this post with this: If you think I am a kind hearted auntie or a sweet sister, this post will change ALL that. This has the potential to wipe away any kind thoughts you might have about me. Which is why I have been tempted to never tell this story. But my blog is my real life, and it aint all good. Like Chad says we are not the Cleavers! But I am going to break you in slow with the little stuff first. I am such a kid at heart and still love a April Fools joke. I grew up with prankster brothers and married a huge prankster! So this morning in all seriousness I gave my boss my two weeks notice. I was dead serious and just explained that Steve and I no longer needed the money. He was sweet and then said I couldn't quit (which I love him for, I might have been sad if he reached for the paperwork and had me sign) I had him going for a quite a while, but when I mentioned that I was finally going to be able to live the princess life that I was destined for he began to sense it was a joke. I giggled "April Fools" and cracked myself up! I played a couple little pranks on others too, and thought I was pretty darn funny all day. But now for the joke with the punch, but no punch line!! My family puts lottery tickets in each others stockings every year for Christmas. Well they make these fake ones that look exactly like the real deal. I thought perfect, I will give one to Chloe. We all sat around opening gifts and she calmly scratched off 10,000 dollars! Chloe cried, Kenny cried, there was screaming and joy all around. She said something about paying off her student loans and I began to get nauseous. Then I cried....What did I just do? and to my sweet Chloe. Of course she thought I was crying because I was so happy for her. It was the worst!! It seemed like a funny idea at the mall....but not so much after this reaction.


(video used with permission, evidently time does heal all wounds)
Thankfully I have a great family with a wonderful sense of humor so after a thousand apologies and hugs we did what any other family would do. We began plotting who to get next. So Paul got the next one. He arrived a couple hours later and he too WON 10,000 DOLLARS! Up until then Paul had the worst prank on record for our family but I now have taken the title. I still have two more un-scratched 'pretend' tickets but I have learned my lesson. I have confessed, you have been my group therapy, and I am cured. And most of all I have a niece who surprisingly still loves me!!! But if you should want the tickets?.....


9 comments:

Abby said...

This story did taint my idea of you but I still love you! As long as you never do this to me! :-D

a s h l y n . c a r t e r said...

i hate to tell you...but the lottery tickets did come to mind yesterday...burned into my memory of the cruelty you Carters cause. ;) JK. I LOVE that poor, poor video...and consider myself lucky to have received the real deal lotto ticket in my stocking this year! Have a happy day!

Melanie said...

Umm, best story EVER. How has Clo never told me about this? Apparently you didn't traumatize her too badly! I can't even watch the video (because I am at work) but I can so picture it in my mind.

Anonymous said...

Tietta this was the worst! When we were doing the "Dance" in your living room after Chlo had won and we all learned it was a joke-I have to say I did want to ring your little neck!!! But nothing could ever stain the love we Krikacs have for you Carters! We are morbid people that laugh at everything(almost)! What can I say It just runs in the family! You had better watch your back!!! Hee Hee

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Cougarnana said...

I think this "evil" streak in you comes from being the only girl with lots of brothers. As I have had more boys come into my life I have found that they just think so differently, the things they think are funny, just sometimes...aren't!! And so it is with this trick you pulled on poor Chloe, you're lucky she already had a great love for you because this could have really wrecked a relationship!

Anonymous said...

My dear Karen-
Everybody has said you are evil....Well we (my son & clone of his father) came up with the idea & I went along with it a couple of years ago, gave my husband the same kind of lotery scratcher in a Christmas stocking as well!!!! Pretty much the same response & then the truth had to be spoken...Since he is good for a prank himself he did & does laugh about it even today!
Love ya as always,
Jack

Melanie said...

K, just watched the video. It was worse than I imagined it would be. My favorite is the dance that Ken is doing.

russhydefamily said...

Wow- who would have thought you had such a naughty streak in you. You seem so sweet and innocent. I think it is because you are surrounded by boys. All brothers and all sons. Hopefully, Ashlyn will be a good influence on you :)

Mama Kat said...

I LOVE it!!! Don't stop there...you must walk around town and give random strangers those tickets and then video tape their reactions and then go "haaaaaa! Just joking it's fake." and then post them on your blog. It's not mean...it's...un-nice. Nothing wrong with that!

And thanks for your nice comment. I love meeting new people and hearing about how they found my blog. Isn't this a fun little escape from reality...or...therapy for reality? Nice to meet you!!