I admit, I am not a fan of pranks.

I just don't find them particularly fun or funny, as it were.

The problem? People can and do take them too far without regard for how they affect other people.

This means that some pranks cross the border from devious to malicious quite easily.

Consider what you're about to read–some of these might give you pause.


People shared their thoughts after Redditor ElectricBubblegum_ asked the online community:

"What’s a 'prank' someone has done that was straight up malicious?"

"I had broken my ankle..."

"I had broken my ankle a few months earlier and had only just started walking around without a medical boot and crutches. I didn’t need crutches, but I still had them handy in case I got tired. I didn’t have a noticeable limp, but I was definitely still learning to walk again."

"Anyway my 'friend' thought that it would be hilarious to trip me, and see me fall on my face. I caught myself, but twisted my bad ankle in the process. I went to the hospital that night to find out that I’d be wearing the medical boot for another month."

dring157

Wow.

I hope you pressed charges against this person.

They should have paid all of your medical bills.

"I had dislocated my leg..."

"I had dislocated my leg and a girl who is now a paramedic, thought it would be funny to take my crutches away and force me to walk on it when I wasn't ready."

celestial97

She's now a paramedic?

Sounds like someone who needs to be reported to their employer.

"A cousin thought..."

"A cousin thought it would be funny to add heaps of extra chilli powder to the food my grandma prepared for about 15 guests wasting all her effort and the ingredients."

falling_for_joon

This is just depressing.

Now I'm thinking of all the delicious food that had to be thrown away.

"I'm allergic to cilantro..."

"I'm allergic to cilantro and I went to a restaurant where the waiter didn't believe me. He put 'no cilantro' instead of 'allergic to cilantro' on the ticket. One tiny leaf got into my food since they didn't have a clean work area and I had to use my epi-pen."

"The owner appogized and the waiter was fired, but I still don't like to eat at Mexican or Thai restaurants now since I'm paranoid someone else won't believe me."

WeaponXX23

Don't blame you for being cautious!

There is a special place in hell for people who don't take food allergies seriously.

"Had a friend..."

"Had a friend who is allergic to spicy food. He told me back when he was a student, his classmate pranked him by adding chili to his food. Ended up hospitalizing him, and the prankster's parents had to pay a 5-digit sum for his hospital fees."

BlitzAceSamy

I think I would have them cough up significantly more money but I hope that experience taught his classmate a valuable lesson.

"I liked this guy..."

"I liked this guy for five years and he knew it. One day he asked me out, my dream come true. After a week of dating he told me he was ending it and that he only dated me because of a prank his friends dared him to do."

"The worst thing is that they were my friends too. 'Were' being the key word."

Sad-Feedback-3970

Glad none of these people are your friends anymore!

You're so much better off.

"My ex decided it would be funny..."

"My ex decided it would be funny to pretend to break up with me. Sat me down in the living room and said we needed to have a serious talk because he thinks it’s time we go separate ways."

"I suspected it wasn’t true but he wouldn’t let up until he saw a reaction of shock and devastation. Then he laughed and said I was too sensitive when I didn’t find it funny."

ConstantSpeculate

I can see why this person is an ex!

Throw him in the garbage and start all over again.

"My maternal grandma..."

"My maternal grandma would replace people's shampoo with Nair as a 'prank. She was a terrible person."

KeepYourDemonsIn

Yeah, I think I can see that.

How cruel.

"When I first started working..."

"When I first started working offshore about 20 years, this guy put hot sauce in the headband of my hard hat before work. And when I started sweating after about 15 minutes of working I thought I was having a brain aneurysm."

notnomad19

This would really upset me.

And that's terrifying.

"I was physically sick..."

"My (at the time) best friend having her boyfriend send me flirty messages. I was physically sick worrying over how to break it to her that her year long relationship was with a dickhead, and she thought it was the funniest thing ever."

lichnella

Glad to hear this person is no longer your best friend.

Wow.

See what I was saying earlier about pranks? Why would anyone do this stuff?

They wouldn't find it funny once they landed in legal trouble.

Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!

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