What’s up with the dramatic increase in unpleasant, hurtful, and unfunny internet pranks? When did hurting strangers and friends for a few online points become the norm?
So many channels profit off embarrassing each other through infantile pranks, and I’m not sure why. You may not realize how serious these types of pranks are until you become the unintentional victim. A prank was recently played on a young woman at her workplace. She works as a hotel front desk clerk. The original poster (OP) works the night shift, although not by himself. She is usually joined by a 30-year-old male coworker, who was unavailable on this particular evening. It was two o’clock in the morning, and OP was alone. She observed a figure in the dimly lit parking lot; the lighting is poor, but OP can see a little from her vantage point in the lobby.
This person had been standing in a dark parking lot for around 10 minutes without moving. Of course, this was weird to OP, and it bothered her. The person suddenly moved, as if calling someone. The phone in the hotel lobby rang, and OP heard the terrible announcement: “Five buried, none discovered,” in a low voice before the line was dropped.
OP was terrified and went to the back of the building to dial 911. She narrated the bizarre events of the night to the operator. Thankfully, they dispatched a couple of cops to investigate. The person in the parking lot was approached by the cops. While one cop remained with the weird individual, the other proceeded to the lobby to speak with OP. The officer told OP that the parking lot attendant pretended to be a hotel employee. This perplexed OP even more, but she stated that she didn’t see the person’s face. The mysterious guy was brought to the lobby by the other police officer. The creepy guy was finally identified as OP’s 30-year-old coworker, who is now engaged.
He stated that if he knew OP was trying to have him jailed, he would not have pranked her. OP did not seek charges against her colleague, but she did inform her management of the events of the night. Although the incident occurred only a few days ago, her coworkers have distanced themselves from OP. She assumes the male coworker informed everyone about what happened, and the general impression is that OP is a bad sport.