College days are one of the most memorable periods in one’s life. It is the time when teens are out and far away from their homes and parental guidance. The people surrounding us this time are from the same age group and hence possess almost the same mentality, which creates an ideal atmosphere for playing pranks on our batch and classmates. Pranks not only create a moment of immense refreshments and enjoyment but are also etched in our hearts forever as memories to cherish throughout our lives. But everything has a certain boundary and one should not cross the limits. This applies to the pranks too. There is a thin line between pranks and personal attacks and at certain times, we might not even realize when the prank, that we are playing on the person, turns into abuse. So, we must follow certain etiquettes to make these pranks really hilarious by staying within our boundaries.
The first thing is that one should and must play pranks. See, human life is short and college life is even shorter. Just imagine you being old, sitting on a wheel-chair, having wrinkled skin, weak bones and thick specs, sitting in your room doing nothing but introspecting your life. You will be thinking: “What did I do in my life?” It’s time now, to prepare the answer. You will not even realize when the college days will be over and once you get into a job, your responsibilities will increase exponentially and thus will decrease your free time. So, it’s high time now. Do something that when you will look back many years later now, you will smile and get goosebumps remembering what you did today. And pranks are one of the best ways.
Also do capture what you do. Always keep your phone handy and capture each and every event that you are doing as far as possible. Most importantly do capture each and every prank you do in the frames. Believe me, these photos and video will make you laugh throughout your life.
Never make the pranks personal. The pranks should not be made in such a way that it makes use of one’s emotional, physical or behavioral deformity. If a person plays such pranks on others, it will be a direct assault on that person’s dignity and self-esteem and is surely a social offense. That person, on which this prank was done will literally feel low and doing this repeatedly, might turn him or her to an introvert, as had been reported in many such cases. The pranks shouldn’t be, in one way or the other, pose a threat to life and property. Never take such risks. For example, in a recent medical college prank, some friends decided to put a skeleton of a human on the bed of a girl in the hostel room at night, when she went to the washroom. The friends hid outside her room, saw her go inside and expected a loud scream. But as the light was turned on inside by the girl, they heard no screams and were puzzled. As they went inside to check, they found the girl stroking the head of the skeleton with a strange look on her face. It was later found out that she was so much in fear that she had a mental breakdown and acted awkwardly. Will you call it a prank? Obviously not. It is just some irresponsible actions that ruined a girl’s life.
So, want to create memories? Play pranks. And don’t want to convert it to a disaster? Know your limits. And yes, do not ever get offended if your friends play healthy pranks on you. Take it easy. A day will also come when you will be playing pranks on others and not been played upon.