A little fathers day story for you...
Yesterday my Dad decided to play a practical joke on me...my Dad has a great sense of humor but I can't really remember him ever playing a serious practical joke on me before, so that in combination with my overwhelming gullibility (is that a word?) made for some hilarity for him...not so much for me.
My little story starts with me returning a missed call from my brother:
His Phone: Hello?
Me:...umm...is _____ there? (it's his cell so I was thrown off when he didn't answer)
Him: Actually, he is currently in custody right now. This is Sargent O'Mally...
Me: What? What happened?
Him: He actually ran a red light and almost hit someone, we have reason to believe he was under the influence.
Me: Oh my god, ok...(voice starts shaking and tears start)
Him: Is this a family member?
Me: Yes, his sister
Him: Ok, well you can come downtown and post bail if you would like, we're transporting him there now.
Me: (seriously shaking at this point, standing in a grocery store, while people stare) Ok, which police station are you taking him to? Either me or my dad will be there as soon as possible.
Him: Ok, you can pick him up at (gives my dads address)
Me: Oh..? But....Dad???? - Freak out ensues.
Moral of the story...joking that my brother (who wants nothing more than to be a cop) was arrested is NOT COOL. And now he knows how much I love him, hence the shaking and tears. I definitely got a big hug, and thanks for the willingness to post his bail.
P.S. My Dad didn't realise I was crying, he felt bad about that once he was done laughing.
3 years ago