After five years we got together again – we as in our whole friend gang. The five of us saw each other frequently but never got together at the same place at the same time. The five of us are – me (Noyi), Raj, Disha, Rohan and Rishi.
We were friends from childhood as our parents were neighbours and so we naturally grew up together playing with each other and became best of friends and we still are till today even though we don’t meet like we used to but we are still the same.
When we first learned about the concept of 3R’s that is – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, us two girls got an amazing idea of calling the three boys that as all three of their name started with R. None of the boys liked it and in return they called us the Crazy Girls.
After we grew up and got jobs, we became busy and never really had the time to get together and reminisce the past. However, after five long years, we are here in this bungalow away from the busy city life, for a small holiday. Its evening now and we lit up a bonfire and all of us sitting around it and talking.
One thing leads to another and then we started to reminisce the past humorous incidents together. The five of us together were really a handful bunch of kids. We pulled numerous numbers of pranks on each other and on other peoples. There are many incidents like that but here I will talk about a few of them which we were talking about that night.
There was this one incident where we two girls pulled a huge prank on the boys. It was huge because we even got our teachers involved in the prank. It was to get revenge on the boys. We both girls after working for hours finally made a perfect chocolate cake and decorated it with crème and sprinkled chocolate on it.
It looked really beautiful. We left it on top of the counter and went to call the boys so that we all can eat it together. We couldn’t find them any where even after searching for ten minutes so we gave up and came back to the kitchen to put the cake in the fridge.
But when we entered the kitchen, we saw that only the dish in which the cake was kept is there and the cake has disappeared and the boys are standing there whistling as if nothing happened and when we asked them that where the cake is, they said that one moment it was there and the next it magically disappeared.
We knew from the look on their faces that they are lying and they ate the whole cake so we planned to get revenge. It was the first time we baked something alone and never even got to taste it. This incident happened on a weekend so we had plenty of time to plan.
On Monday, I and Disha were prepared to get our revenge and give justice to the beautiful chocolate cake. We went to school armed with prank ideas and get to work. When the break came and the boys went outside to play, we took all the copies that contained their homework and went to the respected teachers and informed them about our prank.
The teachers agreed to play along after we promise them that we won’t cause any disturbance in their class anymore. After the break was over, the boys came back and asked for water from us and we gave all three of them their water bottles.
As soon as they took a sip, they spit it out all over each other as the water was full of salt. After that when the teachers asked specifically them for their homework copies, they couldn’t find them anywhere and had no explanation for this and when they asked us, we said it magically disappeared.
They immediately realised that we were taking revenge on them. After the day was over, all three of them apologize to us and we forgive them.
Then there was another incident. A teacher of our school was quite rude and always irritated with us for some reason that we had no idea about. One day that teacher gave all five of us punishment for being two minutes late. After three days of that incident, all five of us went to school and skipped two of our classes and went to re-decorate the said teacher’s car.
There were no guards or cameras where the teachers’ cars were kept. So, we sneaked in easily and decorated his black car with bright yellow spray paints and sparkly glitters and on the windshield it we wrote that “Newton’s third law says – For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”.
The next day when we went to school, during first class, we were called by the principal. We already knew that we were in trouble. It is safe to say that we got suspended for a week and got an earful from our parents and the principal. We got tracked down because of the cameras.
However, when we went back to school after the suspension was over, all the students congratulate us for what we did. The whole school knew not to mess with us by then. The said teacher never picked on us after that and before leaving the school, we also apologized to him but didn’t regretted doing that at all.
Later that night after doing a lot of reminiscing past humorous incidents we went to sleep. I and Disha decided to play a prank on the boys for old times’ sake. So, after midnight we covered our faces with scary looking masks and went to wake up the boys to scare them.
But it didn’t go as planned. We were tiptoeing around the living room and when we went to open Raj’s bedroom door, the door opened from the inside and the boys came out wearing scary masks like us and when we all saw each other we screamed extremely loud and scared each other even more.
Who knew that the 3R’s had the same idea as us. After screaming and shouting, we removed our masks and look at each other for a long time and then said good night and went to our respective rooms. Five minutes later all of us burst out laughing at the same time.
It was really creepy that we all started laughing at the same time. The next morning, Rishi woke us up by screaming at the top of his lungs into a bullhorn. Let’s just say that we all got a rude wakeup call and by the sound of the bullhorn and by falling out of bed.