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Practical Joke # 48

October 13, 2010


Green Hair

Image by Bob Jagendorf via Flickr


As a 12-year-old life is pretty simple… you go to school, you hang out with your friends, and sometimes your friends spend the night at your house. On such an occasion at my house several of my friends got to spend the night on a Saturday night in the spring because it was going to be one of the few times we had left before my family moved away at the beginning of summer break.(We were allowed to camp out in my empty barn every weekend until I moved and it was some of the best times we ever had.)

There is a saying that is popular at my house these days and it goes like this: If you have one boy… he has a whole brain,  If  two boys are together…  they are working with only half of a brain,  If you have three boys together… They are working with only one-quarter of a brain, and finally if four or more boys get together they have no brains at all!

We were definitely not working with any brain at all and our group had stolen some liquor from one of the older kids houses. We all drank some of it on a dare. One of our group was found passed out in the field the next morning ( to give you an idea how bad it was). I retired early that night and woke up to shaving creme all over my face! My cotton topped friend Johnna was holding the can of shaving creme and Glen, Robbie, and Marty were laughing hysterically.

No bad deed goes unpunished at my house! I laughed it off and they all fell asleep…so I I went to the house to find something to return the favor to Johnna with… and all I found was an abundance of green food coloring! Remember that I said he was cotton topped? I colored his whole head green because he was a very heavy sleeper. It took six weeks for the food coloring to wear off.

The funny thing about the green hair was a kid got expelled the year before at our school for having dyed his hair pink but in light of the circumstances the principal allow his green hair in class till the end of the semester. Just imagine what Johnna’s face looked like when he first looked in the mirror! (yes…it was that funny!)

13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2010 12:07 am

    Loved this and thanks so much for adding me, I did the same 🙂 🙂 🙂 Big hugs xx

  2. October 14, 2010 12:13 am

    too bad some schools have rules against hair like that, Glad to see your feel spirits…
    funny post indeed.
    thanks for sharing!

    • October 14, 2010 2:23 am

      I’m up and down…collected her remains today but I had this story on draft for awhile. Thought it might brighten someones day.

      • October 14, 2010 2:00 pm

        This was a wonderfully funny story–yep no brains were in attendance!

        Loved it, it did brighten my day.

        My thoughts are with you as you go through your personal journey…

      • October 14, 2010 10:46 pm

        Thank you for adding me to your “awesome authors” department! That was so nice of you–I’m slowly adding a list of my own.

  3. Desiree permalink
    October 14, 2010 10:04 am

    I once woke up with tooth paste in my mouth.. Not so bad as getting your hair died green, lol! Nice post!

  4. October 14, 2010 10:06 pm

    LOL…some mad fun…I think I paid some people back in funny ways, as a kid…if only I could remember one very funny one so I could share…lol

    Your house theory of the boys is also funny as well, four or more boys, no brains at all…I’m tryna remember situations where this has worked in my case…

    Your practical jokes are really cool…nice to know you as well.


  5. October 16, 2010 12:24 pm

    Kids will be kids. Glad you have so many fun memories of childhood and youth.

  6. October 16, 2010 12:30 pm

    just fantastic! thank God it was not my hair.

  7. mangoesntangoes permalink
    October 18, 2010 3:18 am

    This is a great story with laughs. bringing back childhood memories of my brothers and friends. By the way I replied to your comment on my site of DNA and Traditions – something I am working out in my own mind. But in no way would I stop anyone from eating anything God says is clean to eat….the story about Peter and the white sheet in the the book of Acts. But thank you for adding me to your list of authors to read.

    • October 18, 2010 2:35 pm

      I am glad that you enjoyed it. I told one of the witnesses to this event about this the other day. He did not even remember until I showed him this. It made his day. To see Johnna’s almost white blond hair turned food color green… it was truly a site!

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