Friday, December 05, 2008

College pranks..

I went to college back in the dark ages, (according to my kids) the late 70's early 80's. Since this year we dropped off a daughter at her college (more accurately helped her move in approx 5 tons of stuff into her mini apt), I was reminiscing about the days of yore. I realized what I remembered wasn't the classes, what I learned, what happened in politics that year. No, what I remembered best was the trouble I got into. :-D

Our small college campus was set in a circle, around a central landscaped area with a flag pole in the center. There was a line around the central area of special exotic trees (Ginko's??) and a pond with a waterfall, all of which the College President was immensely proud.

Did you know if you pour a whole box of tide into a pond with a waterfall, it will make enough bubbles to envelope the entire pond? One time we actually had drifts of foam across the campus.

Did you know if you toilet paper all the trees around campus, the night before Parents Day, no matter what anyone does, they can't get it down before the parents get there? Trying to hose it off the trees just makes it bond cement-like to everything.

We had all-girl dorms with hall bathrooms, one on each end of the floor. No one is very alert, or thinking well first thing in the morning.

Did you know shaving cream makes floors very slippery, and you can surf all the way to the end of the hall?

Did you know if you vaseline the outside door knobs of all the rooms, then no one can get back in their rooms? Especially funny when most people just ran to the bathroom in undies or a t-shirt, or are coming out of the shower in just a towel.

Did you know if you put saran wrap across a toilet under the seat, it's invisible, but a very effective barrier?

Did you know if you get 8 football players, you can turn a small convertible sports car on it's side, and carry it into a building and leave it in the lobby? (we still don't know how it got out)

Did you know if you go in a classroom building at night, and take out all the furniture and set it up around the flagpole in the middle of campus, the teachers cancel classes that day? (some times they swear a lot too)

Did you know if you trigger a fire extinguisher into a fan, it will then coat every surface in that room with the foam?

Just so you know, I'm not saying 'I' did any of this...
I just know if happened.

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