Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
The teenage kids in my neighborhood went a little crazy a couple of weeks ago. At 3 AM on trash day, they took everyone's trash cans and used them to set up barricades at both ends of the street. They also swiped some garden hoses and strung them through the trees. One of them found a tractor sprinkler and tossed it out in front of an oncoming car. Unfortunately for them, it was a police car. It did some serious damage, and the kid got into big trouble.
I talked to some of my neighbors about it, and they kept wondering, "Why would kids do something like that?" I just kind of shrugged. "Because they're kids. They don't have reasons. They think it will be fun."
I think most of us went through that phase. My friends and I did some goofy stuff like that when we were 15. We used to climb onto the roof of our schools, get in through an unlocked maintenance door, and wreak some havoc (just petty stuff -- no broken windows or anything like that). One night we got into all three schools in my hometown -- the elementary school, junior high, and high school.
I read on another thread that woy took some lady's dry cleaning out of her car and hung each outfit on a different tree in the neighborhood. Classic.
What did YOU do?
We were regular pranksters growing up. During the summer we'd camp out in either our backyard or a friend's, and wait for nighttime when the parents went to bed...... then the fun began!
Some of the stuff we'd do.....
Raid our Dad's misc bolts bin - he always wondered where they went - walk around and toss them onto people's roofs, waiting for them to roll down and make all kinds of noise in those aluminum spoutings.
Steal "For Sale" signs and put them in other people's front yards. One time a sign stayed in front of this one house for over a week.
We'd also move various lawn decorations into other people's yards.
We had some really cranky elderly people in the neighborhood who hated kids. We live in the suburbs which was heavily populated by young families w/children. They were nutso about their lawns. You better not step on their grass. Some seemed to "camp" by their living room windows always watching. We use to play kick ball and various other activities in the street. If any balls went up into their yard they'd come racing out, before you could retrieve it, take the ball, and then keep it in their garage. One old lady had one heck of a collection of ours.
Anyway - we made sure we got those people during our summer night jaunts, and especially at Halloween - toilet paper, soaping windows, etc. Our favorite thing was to spread lettuce and cabbage seeds in their yard that fall, then wait for them to have to clean it all out that next summer.
Screw with us will ya!
In Boy Scouts, during Jamborees, we'd conduct raids on other troops and destroy their campsites. Ours got hit a few times. Really pee'd the Scout Masters off. One time a group of us took a kid, stripped him naked, tied him to a tree, and covered him with any and every condiment we could find.