1. The practical joke
It started off as my friend and I were 7 years old as mischievous kids who liked pulling pranks on others in Singapore. Luckily, we lived in the safe and same condominium, in case when one of us got in trouble, everyone knew it was both of us. We pulled pranks like using needles to pop their bicycle wheels, throwing mud in to the pool, playing with kids (their mothers bought extra ice creams in case their child made a new friend), knocking on people’s doorbell and telling them we are beggars and we have to take care of our family. No one could resist out poor little faces! Once we got the money, we went to seven-eleven to buy slurpees, or buying stink bombs. We usually got in trouble when it was our parent’s friends.
Brenda, a girl that we always hated and called her the jelly monster because once we caught her eating jelly without sharing. As usual, she turned 6 and wanted a Sweet 7th birthday. Of Course, everyone was invited because it was located in a very expensive hotel with buffets. I had to admit, her party was pretty good, and especially the food, my friend and I didn’t care about her or her birthday. In her sleep over she clearly told us that we were not invited and they would have a lot of fun.
As we remembered we bought Stink Bomb from our begging money. We wanted to put a stink bomb in her room, and then mischievously, we wanted to add many many more. How did we get in? Well, we needed a gift, as me and my friend squashed newspaper and stuffed it in a shoe box. Walking towards her house, I actually wanted to back off, as my friend pulled me and told me “ if you don’t do this, I will never talk to you again” I knew she was joking, I just didn’t want to take the risk. So, we rang the bell of Brenda’s house, and said our apologies (we didn’t mean anything we said). We finally got in her room, as she shouted”lets do our nails in my mom’s room!” We walked towards her mother’s room as we ran back to her room. We took out stink bombs from our pockets. We placed the packets on the floor, everywhere across her room. “1, 2, 3!” we recited, as we covered our noses with our fingers and stepped on the packets they would explode a horrible smell! As the first stink bomb popped, we nearly fainted with a disgusting smell! Then while we were stomping on the packets, Brenda and her friends opened the door, and with her mouth opened and eye brows tilting down. We quickly hid in her wardrobe, luckily she didn’t see us. It was hilarious to see her disgusted face as we started giggling, then she heard us. We ran out of her house laughing our heads off!
– The relationship of this prank to the prank that was played on Mavolio is that my friend and I had to act like we really care about that girl and act apologetic. While Sir Andrew, Sir Toby and Maria are also acting like the person writing the letter is Olivia. The similarity is that we both are acting.
- A list of epithets of characters
Mavolio: Overweening rougue, rare turkey-cock, scab,
Maria: Noble gull-catcher
Sir Toby: Rascally sheep-bitter