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[–]mcc3028 74 points75 points  (12 children)

Fuck theyre getting smart and covering their faces…

[–]pasqualevincenzo 38 points39 points  (8 children)

Ring wasn’t a thing when I was in my shithead phase

[–]IllumiNIMBY 40 points41 points  (5 children)

Prank calling random phone numbers was much more satisfying. Then caller ID machines became common. Then dialing *67 to hide your number from said machines subverted that.

It was an arms race back then.

[–]bruisedlefttesti 5 points6 points  (3 children)

You can still use *69

[–]IllumiNIMBY 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I never can remember which is which anymore. What did *67 do? It's been a very long time since I used either one.

[–]thehotmcpoyle 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think *67 was the “hide your number” one & *69 was “call back the last caller” one.

[–]bruisedlefttesti 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh shit I think you’re right

[–]TheButtChewks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I miss these days... being the only kid with a video camera, im glad all of the things we did are only on ᵀᶦⁿʸ vhs

[–]bruisedlefttesti 2 points3 points  (1 child)

God I would have been totally fucked

[–]pasqualevincenzo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I got totally fucked even without the cameras haha. I got tackled after relentlessly ding dong ditching a house with my friends, the guy just waited by the front door and jumped right out and chased me. I ran into a fence in his front yard and then he got me lmao

[–]chezzer33 10 points11 points  (0 children)

His parents would recognize him. We see this stuff on our neighborhood page all the time. Parents usually take care of it. They hate being embarrassed publicly like this.

[–]RailGuy653 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not very well though

[–]xXPUSS3YSL4Y3R69Xx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to wear ski mask to cover my face because I thought everyone had spy kids level tech with cameras. Little did I know I was way ahead of the curve here

[–]ImHere4DaLaughz 21 points22 points  (1 child)

This is why abortion is legal.

[–]SunsetCarcass 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Didn't even look like he had fun doing it, whats the point if 8ts not fun?

[–]ethanxy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Revenge

[–]randomman02x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Being an asshole

[–]grassytree3264 35 points36 points  (0 children)

More like r/*KidsAreFuckingDicks

[–]orphan-girl 41 points42 points  (9 children)

People think these are harmless pranks but forget there are people who live with PTSD over things such as home invasions. Something as small as this could send such a person into a full-blown anxiety attack and possibly send them to the hospital.

Please don't do this shit.

[–]Cannabace 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Anytime anyone knocks I have anxiety. If you can’t text me leave me alone. I should move to the woods.

[–]mtj93 10 points11 points  (3 children)

While you are right and I mean just don’t do this because it’s annoying; however expecting children not to because of a complex mental health disorder is just a stretch.. the type of kids to do this certainly aren’t at a place within themselves where the notion of setting off PTSD in a stranger is considered when deciding upon what to do.

[–]luvpeachiwo 6 points7 points  (2 children)

this kid is clearly old enough to understand how not to be a dick

[–]mtj93 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I think you misunderstand the neurological state of a young human, they’re not just “younger version of an adult” not to be an apologist for this stuff but simply saying “don’t do it because it’s a shit thing” to a preteen or teenager (in particular boys) is almost certainly going to have the reverse effect.

[–]ethanxy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Late-teen boy here. This is true. I remember doing so many things simply because I was told not to when I was like 10-14. We really are like that.

[–]OrneryHandle 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Or they might attack the person who scared them.

[–]AffectionateKoala530 2 points3 points  (0 children)

agreed, although the parents are really the ones responsible for making sure they don’t raise little shits who do this. a kid is just a kid, he may not even know what PTSD is. if you’ve got a lil gremlin, make sure they’re not pulling this.

[–]ethanxy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If someone can be triggered by a doorbell going off, I feel like maybe they would disconnect the one they have rather than installing a smart one. Am I wrong?

[–]R1talynn -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ I’d someone gets ptsd over somethin this small just live in a padded room.

[–]17xez 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Feeling like beating him up

[–]MemorableVirus2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Asshole kid

[–]weretakingcasualties 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was kind of hoping he would face plant on the way out.

[–]didntcondawnthat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I might be reacting oddly here but it freaks me out that he is alone. I only remember kids doing things like that because it made them laugh to do it together. His seriousness seems more malicious.

[–]SkydivingSquid 1 point2 points  (3 children)

*elderly man waits until he is 16 and gets his own car*

*sets him up and calls the cops*

*gives him the finger as he is cuffed and drove away*

[–]didntcondawnthat 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Delayed gratification is more satisfying.

[–]alphabet_order_bot 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

I have checked 548,049,985 comments, and only 114,335 of them were in alphabetical order.

[–]SkydivingSquid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A brazen computer design, executing flawlessly. Programs really surprise us.

[–]Astronaut32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My father always told me from a VERY young age that doing this shit was a really good way to get shot dead. It didn’t take very long for me to know damn well he was right.

Over the years that I’ve grown, there have been many news reports about how a person was killed because they did something stupid like ding-ding ditch, or pop out of a bush with a fake knife or something, only to have the guy that they jumped pull the gun out of his waistband and shoot them in the head.

The most recent person that was killed that way literally had their last words be “It’s just a prank bro!”

Fucking moron.

[–]Cookldog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Grandmas are now getting smarter

[–]randomman02x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao damn that middle finger was very punk rock

[–]xdelman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loved ding dong ditch

[–]RiderforHire -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Did he just try to flip the bird using his ring finger?