Swan Nation Advice

By Felicia

Staff Prankster


My friends are in this prank war. It started out funny, but now I just want out. How do I get out of it without having them gang up and start pranking me?

I’m not going to lie. I don’t have a huge amount of experience with this one. Normally, if I am in a prank war, then I am one of the main pranksters. However, I can definitely see your dilemma. Who wouldn’t be frustrated when you’re locked in a hysterical battle of the wits with your friends? It’s probably just too much stress on top of everything else. If you are going to leave the prank war then you are going to need a very well planned exit strategy.

First, you need to let everybody know that you will be making an announcement about the prank war. Don’t give a lot of specifics, but make sure you give them a clear location and plenty of time to prepare whether that is mentally, emotionally, or whatever retribution prank they will now be planning.

Once the day for your announcement comes arrive late to it, giving everybody else plenty of time to prepare themselves. It is a great mark of courtesy to arrive late and will by no means annoy anybody involved. Make sure when you go to give your announcement that your back is left completely vulnerable. Do not act paranoid or at all nervous. Rather, put your blind faith into their hands. Better yet, let them blindfold you. Everyone knows that they won’t do anything to you. Pranksters are people of honor and integrity.

Most important to remember when involved in a prank war is that you need to take everything personally. Yes, that pie in the face was deliberately meant for you in retaliation for that time you didn’t give them a piece of gum. Yes, that whoopee cushion under your pillow is actually a comment on the time you finished the toilet paper in the bathroom and didn’t replace it. Take everything personally and to heart.

Otherwise, you’d never know when someone was pranking you, now would you?


Notice: This article is a part of the annual April Fool’s edition.  None of the information in this article is true.

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