Since I’m getting married in June 2008, I’ve got weddings on the brain. I daily go on to Weddingbee and see what great ideas have been posted since the day before. One thing led to another today, and before I knew it I was remembering a story I was told a long, long time ago.
I have a brother who is 15 years older than me. He got married when he was in his early 20’s. He would play practical jokes on his friends, and they on him. Apparently, a wedding is a ripe place for practical jokes.
My brother had a group of friends who got married, one right after the other, over a period of 5 or 6 years. Each practical joke had to be better than the last. One of the things they did was put fish in the hubcaps of a groom’s car, so all through their honeymoon the bride and groom had to put up with that horrible smell. The practical jokes culminated in the practical joke to end all practical jokes.
As a caveat, I heard this story second hand. I didn’t hear it from my brother; I heard it from his good friend, who “apparently” didn’t have anything to do with this practical joke.
The Bride and Groom went through their wedding day without a hitch. No practical jokes, much to the Groom’s surprise. They went to their hotel room that night (side note – these are very religious people, so I’m sure this Bride and Groom were virgins….get my drift?) and the next morning when they woke up they ordered room service. As the Groom is on the phone, ordering service for two, he hears a voice under the bed say:
“Make that service for three.”