Really, I don’t actually perceive it both. All I do know is, Marlboro Man and I’ve perpetrated this prank towards one another for years. Many years, even! (Sure, we’ve formally been married for many years. Solely 20 years, however a long time nonetheless.)
Like many marital feuds, I can’t even keep in mind what or who began it. However someplace alongside the best way, one in every of us thought it could be humorous to plant a small rubber snake in a spot the place the opposite particular person can be stunned by it. Underneath a pillow, contained in the bathe, within the console of a pickup…I can’t keep in mind which. Then the one who was pranked jumped or in any other case reacted simply sufficient to trigger the pranker to snigger…and with that, a struggle was began.
Among the finest moments (for Marlboro Man at the very least) was after I planted a small rubber snake beneath the quilt on his facet of the mattress and he found it when he pulled again his facet of the covers to get into mattress. That wasn’t the half he favored; What he favored was that after I ended laughing at his response (which is all the time type of a manly mini-jump) he in flip positioned the snake on the ground on my facet of the mattress, so after I got here to mattress after brushing my enamel a couple of minutes later, I virtually stepped on it, screamed, and jumped on the mattress as a result of I believed it was a snake. So I principally scared myself, successfully.
Which completely negates the priority that our pranking one another by means of the years would desensitize us to the specter of actual snakes. Possibly, it has been recommended, we are going to develop so weary from seeing pretend snakes that we gained’t take the menace significantly anymore and gained’t know an actual snake after we see one. However I’ve discovered the alternative is true. Together with our concern of actual snakes (which is an innate human intuition, I consider, and which is much more profound in individuals who reside within the nation), we’ve really developed a concern of pretend snakes. Not as a result of we’re frightened of plastic toys, however as a result of we’re deathly afraid of being one-upped by the opposite. So we’re much more vigilant than the standard fearer-of-snakes: Not solely will we concern actual snakes, we concern pretend ones.
Gosh, we lead thrilling lives out right here!