The proverb “laughter is the best medicine” is well known. That cliche is very true in so many ways. Humor may assist reduce tension and provide a small pocket of happiness amidst the demands of life if you’re having a terrible day or if someone you love needs some encouragement. However, playing a rank is fine when it does not hurt sentiments of anyone. One should know not to cross the line while doing a prank. Read the story of a prank gone wrong and what do you think of this scenario.
To preface this, I (24F) am vegan, and have been for a good 10 years. I have not eaten meat since I was roughly 3-4 years old when I found out where meat comes from (spoiler alert: there were a lot of tears). This is no secret and everyone in my life knows and respects this – or so I thought.
Four nights ago, I was at a party and I will admit, I got wasted. My friends thought it would be funny to feed me chicken nuggets as a prank. I checked with them before chowing down “are these vegan?” To which my friends replied “yeah, they’re sunfed” (a type of vegan chickenless chicken). They tasted off to me but I figured it was just because I was drunk. I was wrong.
I found out the next day when my sister sent me a message telling me to check my friend’s Snapchat story. The story was them showing the nugget packaging, and then showing them giving them to me (including the conversation where I asked if it was vegan). And then later they were mocking me and pretending to be me when I found out I ate meat (things like fake crying and yelling “the CHICKENS!!!”). I took a screen recording of the video and took it to the police, on the grounds of food tampering, and now 3 of my (ex) friends are facing charges.
They all think that I’m overreacting to a ‘harmless’ prank, so Am I A Jerk ? In my view, they took advantage of my drunken state, tampered with my food, and publically humiliated me. In their view, it was just a prank.
What would you do in her situation? Any advice. Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: