Friday, June 6, 2008

Flashback Friday...Toilet-Papering.

{Don't act all surprised, Everybody has done it before!}

I wish I had a picture for this flashback, But this picture in my memory will have to do...

The year was 1994. I was in 9th grade. All names will be changed to protect any who wish not to be linked back to this random act of misbehavior. So we were having a sleepover at my friend "Emma's" house. I think their were about 4 of us? We decided that it would be fun to go "toilet-papering" that evening, we had no specific house in mind, we just thought we would find one that wouldn't make it too challenging, but would cure our itch for a little trouble. Well in order for us to successfully make it out of the house without getting caught (like her parents had no idea what was going down.) We decided to take the rolls of toilet paper and shove them down the legs of our PJ's. So here we are talking a innocent midnight stroll with toilet paper down our pants! I think I had a total of 5 rolls (I was a little uneven) well as we were walking and scouting out our options we would do the classic duck-n-hide when we would hear a car come, the rolls down our pants made it a little more challenging to be quick on our feet. Well this one time a car came, and I don't know why but I didn't seem to hear it or get the heads-up? So all of a sudden my friends start RUNNING! I took a quick glance back to see what the commotion was all about, and there I see it...THE POLICE! my heart just dropped! I majorly started to panic, and since I had a late start, all my friends were already over a fence and long gone! I just froze. I WAS BUSTED! The police officers get out of their car and start questioning me on what exactly I was doing out alone at midnight! Well in a panic...I LIED! I made up this big story of how we were just taking a walk and we really didn't mean any harm, and that my friends mom told us we could. So they told me to get in the car and they would take me back to my friends house! their was one slight problem with that. I had never been to "Emma's" house before so I had NO idea where it was! but in fact this little dilemma actually helped me in my big fat lie, you see, while I was trying to explain to them what the house looked like and where I thought it was, it was buying me time to take out the rolls of toilet paper, and STUFF THEM UNDER THE FRONT SEAT OF THE POLICE CAR! yep, that's right. I managed to stuff 5 rolls of toilet paper under the seat of a POLICE car! So after about 10 minutes of driving around (which felt like 10 hours!) we found the house! and when we pulled up I could see all my friends little faces peeking through the window! The police escorted me to the front door where "Emma's" mom was super-cool and went along with the whole story that we were just taking a midnight walk to calm down for the evening! And she never even called my mom like the police officer told her to do. Come to think about it, I don't think I ever told my mom? oops. To late now...Sorry mom!

8 comments:

James said...

This brings back some good memories of some of the stupid things I did with my friends (some of whom you may know) back in the day. There were police cars involved as well.

I love how you stuffed the TP under the seat! That's some quick thinking under pressure. I can only imagine what happened when someone found 5 rolls of toilet paper under the front seat of a police car.

Anne said...

Wow... You are SO grounded!!!

Amanda said...

ah the good ole days.

Shawn and Erica said...

ha ha ha! I did a lot of toilet papering but was never caught! i seem to remember a new sister-in-law of mine taking me and my friends toilet papering back in ninth grade. That sister-in-law will of course remain nameless...=)

summer said...

..."No Russ, I promise I didn't toilet paper your house. I think it was Cyndi Goodall, I saw her blue Metro around the neighborhood..."

Cyndi said...

I tottally forgot about that! yes I did do that....But I had a little help!...

Tara said...

I love that story I was just telling kenny about it. The sad thing is I never did get to go toilet papering maybe I will have to take my boys when they are teenagers!! Yes, Ellie has two bottom teeth, they came through at the end of may she's not even 5months yet.

Jeff & Leslie said...

This is the coolest picture ever! I have never had a picture of my doings like this! I really like your main pic! it's cute! So creative, but thats not new for you! your the best at that kind of stuff!