So I’m driving my Big Brothers “Little Brother” home on Saturday after we hung out. I pull up at a stop light and I see this mid-thirties guy walking on the sidewalk with a huge sticker on his chest that reads “TED”. You know, one of those, “Hello, my name is ….” stickers..
I couldn’t resist the temptation to pull a little prank on old Ted. So I roll the window down and yell “Hey Ted!! How’s it going man??”. As he approaches my car, sporting a giant grin on his face, aroused by the prospect of unwittingly crossing paths with an old friend in possibly unfamiliar territory.
I noticed shortly after he started chatting with me that he quickly became confused about who I was; so I spoiled it and told him I was just playing a prank on him. Dumbfounded and sheepish for falling for such a prank, he tried to laugh it off, but there was no sincerity in his feeble laugh. He called me crazy and suggested to my Lil’ bro that he should maybe get as far away from me as possible.
I felt bad for old Ted that he was at the receiving end of my prank but I guess it’ll teach him to walk down a busy street with a huge name tag that reads “TED” in capital letters.