Anyone who has been in a relationship for at least a few months knows that over time, you get more comfortable with one another. However, my experience tells me that men also become more daring, testing their partner’s tolerance here and there or pushing certain buttons to see which ones produce a certain result. Through personal experience, I would like to share my tales of woe resulting from the loving prankster in my life.
Now, I am thankful that DP has not done anything truly horrible to me, but he also knows he’d be in BIG trouble if he did. There are a few things that are completely off limits: 1) don’t touch the hair 2) don’t do anything permanent that I can’t fix. He has pranked me many times over using sheer shit-disturber-ness in what I believe are attempts to A) get a girly scream out of me or B) watch me struggle while asleep. Rarely, does he choose C) do something ‘funny’ to piss me off, because you don’t want to mess with the dragon 😉. I am reasonably aware of my surroundings when awake, so his attempts are sabotaged about half the time, but he has patience and uncanny timing that I sometimes just don’t see coming.
Over the years, he seems particularly delighted with tormenting me while I sleep. I am a deep sleeper, so most of the time I just wake up tired and unaware that he has been intentionally disrupting my sleep. He would do things like draw on my face or play with my eyebrows/lashes and watch me swat myself in the face, put toys or stuffies on or around my head and see how many it took until I was disturbed, sit me up and drop me, position me in certain poses or have me hold objects while still asleep, jump on or lay on top of me until I apparently told him to get off – nearly all of which I did not remember the following morning. I think he was actually disappointed that he wasn’t getting caught, so he told me about it and it wasn’t until I saw video footage of these attempts that I believed him. This is what I refer to as ‘passive pranking’ because I am pretty well unconscious and even if he does manage to wake me, I likely won’t remember the next day. There’s very little risk of him getting in trouble or yelled at and tons of amusement for the little devil on his right shoulder. And now that I am aware, he loves to share his triumphs with me and his buddies the next day… sigh.
More recently, he goes through phases where he will make several attempts to scare me until he gets a satisfactory scream out of me. He’ll pretend he’s gone up to bed and expect me to follow, while in reality he’s hiding under the kitchen table or in the other room. He’s gotten me a few times when I’m least expecting it (like when I first get home or when I’m coming out of the bathroom) just by using the element of surprise or utilizing the dark to his advantage. Last week, he gave me a pretty good shock when I was on my way to bed. He was already in bed, sound asleep and snoring (I know because I checked in on him before brushing my teeth). And as I entered our dark bedroom, a body with his face inches from mine was right behind the door. Not only did I scream, but I actually punched him too before backing up and realizing it was just DP. He found it hysterical, but I was scared half to death and annoyed that it just for sport (no matter how funny he thinks it is). There are worse things that could happen (like green goo all over your head), but still - what a way to get your jollies!
Why do guys find this so funny? Any other ladies with partners who enjoy pranks?
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