Back in my high school days, there were no such thing as affordable mobile phones. If you were a highly connected person, you’d have a pager. Everyone uses the public phones and household land lines for across the wire communications. That was the glorious days of anonymous calling when caller-id was yet to be invented.
Just like any methods of communication, anonymity breeds evil out of teenagers, and we indulged ourselves in phone pranks for cheap thrills.
One day, someone thought that it’d be funny to make calls, introduce ourself as a fruit who looks for another. It goes something like this (usually in Hokkien too)
Us: Hello I am durian, may I speak to rambutan?
Answer: huh? what?
Us: Durian looking for rambutan lah, is he in?
Us: Hi I am orange, can I talk to apple ah?
Us: Orange here, I want to speak to apple
I would kill to see the reaction of the people who picks up the phone, their dumb founded voice was already priceless. We would do this at a public phone until our coins run out.
There was this time when one of my buddies dialed a number and then handed it to my pal Beh as it was his turn to do the talking. The conversation went like this:
Beh: Hello I am durian, can I speak to Apple?
Answer: What? Who do you want to look for?
Beh: I am durian lah..
Beh then suddenly realized something, hung up, and started cursing shit shit shit.
Well, that other buddy had call Beh’s house and it was his father who picked up. Hahhahaha. The poor dude was actually worried for the whole day too.
So what kinda stupid phone prank stories do you have?