posted on Oct, 7 2021 @ 02:09 PM
Reflecting on JAGStorms "tell me a secret" post I though I would share with you my 12 year prank feud with my mother-in-law.
It started when I was courting my wife. I had a friend that was a camera man for a very popular UK soap opera. Now he used to tell me what was going
to happen as the program was filmed 3 or 4 days in advance. Now fast forward, I would be watching the soap down the mother-in-laws and I'd
"predict" what would happen. This went on for a few weeks till she found me out.
A couple of months go by and I'm married to her daughter. I must say at this point my failings. I cannot keep a secret from the family, it starts
with "look into my eyes and don't laugh" searching questions asked and I can never keep a straight face. Believe me I have no secrets from my wife
so all my pranks get found out.
Now back, a couple of months go by and we regularly go to the mother-in-laws for Sunday dinner. I hate roast parsnips, so the MIL shapes a parsnip
like a roast potato, my favourite, It looked like a roast potato,. First mouthfull I was nearly sick at the table to the amusement of the family. Pay
back. She did this to me a couple of times with months between lulling me into a sense of false security.
Jump a year. I used to go to the MIL house to pick up my wife from work. One day the MIL says she has to go out to the shops. While she was gone a
knock on the door and 2 beautiful women stood there, but, the first words they said was "do you believe in Jesus". Oh my, they were godbotherers,
Jehovahs Witnesses, So I let them try to convert me then said to them "look I have to go out now but if you come back later I will make a pot of tea
and get some cakes and we can have a really good chat". They left, I picked up my wife and left. Next day the MIL was fuming as they had returned and
tried to push their way in till she went on a rage and kicked them out. That led a year later to the evil bit.
My father-in-law was on a committee at a local club (they were all in on it) on Saturday a cabaret, my MIL said "come and sit by me" very strange my
spidey senses were tingling. The table in front of us was suddenly full of empty glasses, Didn't think anything. The act, a magician, last trick he
produces the biggest snake I've ever seen. Now I seriously hate snakes, phobia aint a strong enough word for it. So what happen, he makes a beeline
for me. I think he got within 10 foot from me, the table, glasses everything went in the air and I escaped. Major payback.
A year or so later we're on holiday in Malta, we visit the market and end up in a cafe. My MIL buys the drinks, I have a cappuccino, and she says
"I've put some extra sprinkles on", we call the chocolate dust sprinkles. I let it cool a bit, takes a big drink and splutters it out to the
amusement of all the customers. The taste was vile, so I take it to the counter and they gave me a fresh one all the time laughing. The extra
sprinkles was salt. double payback.