Imagine waking up a decade from now and learning that Miley Cyrus lives in a trailer park. That’s exactly what serial drunk Ray found himself doing, but you’ll be surprised why.
A History of Drunkenness
He always made a point of driving even when he wasn’t sober, despite his friends’ pleas not to. Finally, when they couldn’t take it anymore, his friends, led by Tom Mabe, decided to work out something that would shake him up and coerce him to forgive the bottle.
Ray was a terrible, deplorable drunk. All of his friends knew that, including his best friend Tom Mabe. Among his many possessions at the time were 5 DUIs (Driving Under the Influence), all accumulated in his home state within a few years.
It would also be a fun experience, so why the hell not. Unbeknownst to them, they would be creating the prank of a lifetime!
A Set of Fake Proportions
The idea was to make Ray look beyond his drink to see what he could lose if he continued driving recklessly when drunk. How best to do that? The friends agreed on the concept of the future.
Together, they put together a fake hospital room that was instantly believable, booked actors to play doctors, and worked up a news program that would drive the nail into the head.
When Ray had his next drink-a-thon and slurred off into drunk-dom as usual, they carried into their new fake hospital bed and set everything to play. A small thought was about to become a major prank.
Waking to the Future
Ray had no idea what was going on the whole time. When he woke up, he was in a hospital gown, wrapped into a warm blanket, hung up on what looked like a hospital bed. Where was he?
There was no one to explain anything, but the TV was on, and on it, a bulletin with the most shocking information. At one point, the newscaster mentioned that singer Miley Cyrus had settled into a trailer park, that Justin Bieber had married a man and that Hilary Clinton was president.
Naturally, Ray was shocked. He had no way to prove anything, but it all felt just too authentic and believable. Even worse, before he could say anything, a fake doctor came into the room and made a shocking announcement: Ray had been in a coma for the last 10 years.
What did he last remember? Nothing could come to mind. Maybe it was all true. Ray’s panic was palpable, and he immediately asked for his daughter.
Moral of the Story?
Not to scare him too much, Ray’s friend Tom than made an entrance, dressed as one of the fake doctors. After a few laughable attempts at doctoring, Ray saw through the facade and calmed down. Tom didn’t waste a moment, and quickly rebuked Ray for drunk driving, reminding him that he could have died in reality and lost his daughter.
How about that for a prank? It sure did pass on the message, didn’t it?