I have written before about a friend of mine at work who is delightfully goofy and funny. She loves to play practical jokes on people, and she recently told me about one that didn’t go quite the way she had planned. She has a bit of guilt about this one.
Several year ago, my friend somehow obtained a realtor’s sign advertising an open house. In the dark of the night, she planted the sign in the front yard of a couple with whom she was friends. The next morning, the wife of the couple was awakened by people wanting to view the home for the open house. She was, understandably, perplexed. My friend was not aware that the couple was having serious marital problems. When the woman saw the sign, she immediately jumped to the conclusion that her bastard of a husband was trying to sell the house out from underneath her. No amount of denial on his part would satisfy her outrage. When she vented to my friend about the incident, my friend confessed all, but the woman wouldn’t believe her. The couple eventually divorced.
When have your plans not worked out?