Imagine that your dad played a prank on you. How long would you wait to get back at him? A year? Two?
How about eight?
That’s exactly what one kid did according to a video uploaded to YouTube by FPS Gamer. The original prank featured an Xbox 360 on the kid’s birthday in 2007. For this year’s prank, which happened on Christmas, it made more sense to go with an Xbox One.
This is hardly the first prank that involves using a product’s original packaging to hide other items inside and film the results. But most pranksters don’t get avenged by their victims, and certainly not years later. This one was definitely worth the wait.
The video’s description provides the full story:
For my 16th birthday my parents surprised me with what I thought was a brand new Xbox 360. Upon opening the box I discovered that it did not hold an Xbox, but they keys to my first car, a Honda Civic. I was elated and very grateful for the car, but until I saw it I was still a little disappointed that the box did not hold an Xbox. When presented with the car, I went to the trunk to see if the Xbox had been placed in there. I assumed they had still purchased an Xbox since they had all of the packaging. I only later realized that my parents had merely bought the packaging on E-bay without the console inside. I purchased my own Xbox a few months later and the car served me well for several years.
I come from a family of motor enthusiasts. My father, primarily, loves everything racing-oriented. He loves the Forza franchise but has been unable to enjoy the newer installments to the franchise because he does not own an Xbox One. For Christmas my brothers and I pooled together to get him his own console so that he can join us online in the wonderful world of Forza. In the process we decided that as a form of revenge, we should reenact the events of my 16th birthday, but with him as the unsuspecting victim.
So the original prank wasn’t that bad, as the kid got a car instead of an Xbox 360. That probably helped calm him down during the eight-year wait.