posted on Apr, 27 2020 @ 11:52 AM
You're going to have to look at this amusing tale from my teens through the lens of the 90's, complete with hanging up any modern safety rules
expectations in vehicles. Nobody would unwrap the bubble wrap enough to do this today.
One muggy Florida Halloween when I was a young tween/teenager, myself, younger brother, older brother, sister-in-law & mother were off to hop haunted
houses for the evening. There was a bit of a drive between two of them, and we ended up driving alongside an SUV with the mom driving, and the kid in
the back behind her. The kiddo was probably all of 6 or 7, maybe 8 at best.
My older brother had the world's most hideous monster mask that year, even he & his wife's (sister-in-law) cats hissed and growled at it every time
they saw it. It was borderline demonic looking.
He chose to wear that mask that evening for his makeshift monster costume. It was a heavy self-made costume & an overly warm thing to wear on all
accounts, so he took off the robe-thing and mask when we were in the car to cool off.
Then that SUV pulled up next to us at a light. And my brother's devilish Cheshire Cat grin kicked in. Seriously, it was like watching Calvin hatch a
plan before he tells Hobbes about it.
The light changes, and the cars take off. His wife is doing the driving, so he's in the passenger seat, timing this. She gets alongside the SUV, due
to traffic, not my brother, and he dons that ugly-ass mask just before coming up to the rear passenger door behind the driver, reaches behind him &
plucks a piece of candy from my younger brother's bag, and turns to the kid in the SUV, who in turn himself turns and looks out the window dead at my
My brother slowly holds up that piece of candy with one hand, and beckons the kid with a single finger on the other.
The poor kid is losing his s#, yelling and smacking the back of the driver's seat and gesticulating wildly out the window. Mom glances over at
our car, and by then, my brother had removed the mask and stowed it, and was just sitting there making like nothing was going on. The mom started
hollering back at the kid, and he sits back in his seat all flustered.
We come up to another light, directly alongside the SUV, the mom's eyeballing us closely & the kid's getting antsy. My brother & his wife are chatting
(she's trying so hard to keep a straight face) and the mom in the SUV whips around in her seat, scolds the kid a bit more, and the light changes.
Another car merges in a ways from that light in front of us, so the closest we're getting to barely aligned with that passenger seat/kid in the back.
My brother smirks, puts the mask back on, gets the candy back out, and does it again.
This time, the kid beats on the back of mom's seat briefly, then unbuckles, and scampers off to the opposite side, with his mouth wiiiiide open in a
scream of utter terror. His mom's hollering at him full hilt now, and we can see him shaking his head in firm "NO" motions. She glances back over at
us, and again, my brother's mask is off and out of sight, We look like the average car load of dressed up family going somewhere.
We get to the next light, and she practically climbs over her seat dragging him back to his and buckles him in, scolding him, gesturing, etc.
Sister-in-law could not look out any window other than hers, because she was losing the "Don't Laugh" battle steadily.
They turned off after the light changed, and we collectively laughed our asses off quite heartily. My sister-in-law is laughing so hard that she's
crying, so we had to pull over a minute for her to collect herself. "Oh my GOD, you are such a bastard. BWAHAHAHA!!!"
And that, my friends, is how Nyiah's big brother scarred a child for life.