My brother Johnscored good grades many times in high school. My parents told himupon becoming the best in class he will be taken on an internationaltrip. During his second year, before reaching home, he happilytelephoned my parents and informed them he was the first in theclass. With my younger brother, we quickly printed a document showingJohn will be taken to France in the following month. When Johnreached home, we greeted him happily and praised him for the greatsuccess. In addition, we tricked that our parents had spent two hoursorganizing for his trip to France and showed him a printed copy. Johnwas filled with joy as he jumped up and down.
For the rest of the evening, John was very happy waiting for myparents to thank them for organization his trip to France. With mybrother, we were high excited for tricking John successfully. In theevening, John approached our parents thanking them for the ‘trip.`My parents were shocked and informed John they had not organized forany trip. Thou it was intended to be a joke, it had a greatpsychological effects on John. He treated us with hatred and wassilent for two days. In addition, my parents quarreled with us forthe action. They were greatly disturb as they worked hard to plan foran unexpected trip immediately for John in an effort to please him.Later, we realized the emotional pain we had caused to the family andapologized. Thou practical jokes release joy to the organizers or theviewers. In many case they are harmful to the victims. As a result,practical jokes are not good for close friends or family members dueto their likely negative emotional effects.