By Anonymous - 03/11/2013 21:32 - Cyprus - Nicosia
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"How is falling from a chair going to kill you or make you pay a lot of money?" Quite easily. Sending your full weight to the floor with nothing breaking your fall but the wood/metal/plastic of the chair that just gave out underneath you could easily result in a broken tailbone, an injured back, or a head injury (depending on how you fall and what's nearby). Keying the car is a bit much as revenge goes, but this FML could easily have been about the dad being in traction.
I have a broken tailbone and I have had for years, all it does is make sitting hurt some times. OH NO WHATEVER SHALL I DO. For a prank that, at worst, would have resulted in an injury to a useless part of the body and a sore ass, doing hundreds of dollars of damage is not an ok response.
@96: I have a damaged tailbone too. In my opinion I don't like it one bit, and I can't afford to get it "fixed". It especially distracts me when I'm in lectures or on a plane. I feel that the possibility of doing physical harm to a human due to a prank, is by far worse than doing damage to a man made object, especially since that damage plays no role to the safety of the car.
I don't think anyone believes the dad acted like a smart, sane adult. He should not have scratched up the car. However, Op has now learned a valuable lesson in not messing with people. People assume pranks are hilarious, but usually they end up causing damage to a person or ruining something important to them.
If they didn't intend to hurt their father then it's not some horrendous prank. I've seen a child hide a thumbtack in playdough and convince another child to smack their hand on said playdough. That's bad. People fall out of chairs all the time, people pull chairs out of underneath their friends all the time, it's not some huge deal. I don't know about you but I had to fall down stairs to break my tailbone, and unless this gentleman is beyond his 60s, falling a foot from a sitting position is not likely to break his. More likely his wrist, to be honest. People on here have a tendency to over react.. it's ridiculous.
Jessuhh, it is never a good idea to just use one example. "I fell down and X happened" is fine, but implying that anyone under the age of 30 would be fine from such a fall does not actually work out like that in the real world. Myself, I broke my shoulder falling off the back of a bench. My sister broke a rib falling from a chair that someone pulled out from under her. The angle of her fall caused her to crack it pretty bad and then trying to get up, she fell again and broke it clean in two. I do not see why people think it is okay to pull a chair out from under someone. Hurting someone as a joke is not funny. Op didn't put salt in his coffee or glue a dollar to a table, which would be harmless pranks. He potentially injured his father. I do not think keying the car is fair, but neither is having someone hurt you because it is a "prank."
lol wow, your dad is way over the top, I bet you won't be doing that again ^_^
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Yes, because damaging furniture with the real possibility of injury to the prankee is not over the top. Thank you for further proving your generation is setting up for the complete failure of civilization.
I can understand a prank war, but keying a car takes it to a whole new level. I wouldn't have just stood by while my car gets defaced.
There was a line in the book the godfather stating more or less that if you take each accident as a personal insult, you'll get a lot fewer accidents happening to you. Perhaps OP's dad loves by that logic. And maybe it works, because I'm fairly certain OP will never be stupid enough to prank his dad again.
If the father owns the car, then why key it? It seems to me that Op might have helped pay for it, if not own all of it. It just doesn't seem logical to key a car you own to show your (bratty) son that pranks are not funny. Either way, keying the car was pretty extreme. However, Op has now learned a valuable lesson. His dad does not like pranks and maybe he needs to stop pulling them.
I understand that you brought this on yourself but I feel like what he did was just a bit extreme. Let the prank war begin.
This seems like justified grounds for an all-out prank war. Let the games begin!