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    Ken Zayn

    Do you still get childish urges from time to time? How is your self control? I was just visiting a friend and on the front door they had a large handwritten sign saying “WELCOME SAVTA!”. I dont know what came over me, but I had a very strong urge to change the V to an N!! Oh what a strong urge! Of course I didnt but it would have been very funny. Do we ever really grow up? What have been your childish moments? Do share them with us.


    Very funny ken still laughing here.


    NOPE. We live in a childike velt… Yeridas hadores isn’t the answer. it’s “the children should be seen and not heard” philosophy was eliminated that caused adults not to act dignified to create that barrier of respect between the child and the adult body. In some ways I strongly believe we should go back that way but in other ways it can have harsher ramifications.

    the benifits of eliminating this concept is that the children in this generation have far more confidence than ever before..However the barriers that were broken have caused adults to act more out of line than ever before.

    the question that should be wieghed out is whats worse??


    Let my posts testify!!!

    ps Deep down (really deep, deepest of the deep), I’m really a serious person. Really?


    You should have done it. 🙂


    very very funny thanks,


    inevitably we shan’t call such a thing childish anymore but rather, humanistic.. ha, I just invented that word. I think it’s an insult to blame it on the kids.. It’s human nature that hopefully we’ll over come before we reach beis din shel maaloh.


    Rabbi Dessler discusses this


    I’ll try and find the shiur that discusses this tommorow


    No when ever really “grows up”; they just learn how to act in the way that society expects them to!!!


    The kid in me makes me fat because it is the reason I still eat all the junky types of nosh I know I shouldn’t.


    Ken Zayn I have these impulses very frequently. Sometimes I make myself laugh in public even when I am alone, just thinking about shticks I’d pull if I could.

    I want one time to ride the city bus and have my cell phone ring but pull out a banana and answer it and have a very serious conversation on my banana phone. See the reactions. ha ha

    Or Sometimes I get this fantasy idea that all us heimishe chassidishe women in the country will one day go dirt biking in the mountain hills and have contests who can do the best jumps.

    Or sometimes I imagine if I was really proficiently trained in kickboxing and self defense walking home late at night. And I look like a typical heimishe woman, a target for a mugging. Yet under a train bridge I get surrounded by a gang of hoodlums and I surprise them all where I defend mysef by kicking them to pieces like a Ninja. ha ha


    Next time I see a monkey in city square I would Joseph (=guess) that it’s you…lol


    Oh yeah, one time I have the urge to call up the phone number of a “For Sale” sign nailed to a tree on a house’s property.

    I wanted to ask how much they were asking for the tree. LOL

    Once in a while I hide on my husband and jump out and say “boo”. I think that is funny.

    Ken Zayn

    Scissors your tree for sale and your banana phone are both very very funny!! +1. Lol. Thats exactly the kind of thing I meant on this thread. Thanx for sharing it. We want more!

    By the way instead of a banana, it works better with a cucumber, cos then instead of writing “have a very serious conversation on my banana phone” you could have written “have a very serious conversation on my malafa phone”… (moderator 42’s original idea)


    always runs with scissors fast

    irons with spray starch

    you really are a wild person, but I second guessed that from your!! WATCH OUT WITH THOSE SCISSORS!!LOL!!


    always runs with scissors: LOL!!!!! you’re a panic! You remind me of a friend, I used to have back in high school who would have that wild, creative imagination. Only differents between you and him is that he carried out all his dreams and actually DID everything he thought of. LOL. Lots of funny memories I have…

    Ken Zayn

    So I’ve actually got a few other grown ups here understanding where I was coming from and finding it funny! Wow. I was sure most people would berate me and say I was immature. Even gefen who if my memory serves me well is a young, middle aged lady said that I should have done it! So maybe I should have… What was so maddening at the time was that it would only take ONE line with a pen to change the V to an N. Maybe next time. Ho ho ho.

    Ok more stories please…


    I’ve got the top 2 of all time HIlarious of the Hilarious pranks.

    My best 2 are as follows:

    After my next baby, im yirtze Hashem, I want to take to the hospital with me a Halloween mask say either a green witch face with a wart on the nose or a ugly old man face.

    While lying in the postpartum unit in my hospital bed, I will sit up in bed, and put it on. Imagine, the sheets nicely pulled up, and my hands folded nicely on my lap, sitting peacefully. As if I am calm and normal. Then the nurse will walk in to do her rounds and laugh at the “patient” in the bed. Only thing I am worried is that they may transfer me over to the psych ward. Chas v’shulem.

    Thats why I didnt do it after my last baby. But I think I am hilarious. I make myself laugh.

    The best funniest trick I did once was I went into a little corner store like 7-11. And I got a can of soda and bag of chips. I put it on the counter to pay, and the cashier rang it up. I dug into my pocket and lined up on the counter “gold rocks” which were actually those little white rocks you find in fancy people’s front yards sometimes, and these happened to be spray painted gold. He looked at me with a raised eyebrow and I said discretely with a sparkle in my eye “they’re gold”.

    He laughed his head off. So did I. THen I paid cash.


    BaalHaBooze, The only other real difference between me and your friend from high school is that I am a female!!!

    Can you imagine? You probablly thought I was a yungerman right?

    Well I guess I was always a tom boy. I always got along a lot better and understood better the boys in our neighborhood. Girls were boring. I was always looking to have fun and be wild.


    yeah i know what u mean,i just love scarying people-so much fun.i got my bro so good once-i was checking the thermostat which was on his side of the floor and he was standing near me,i asked him to do me a favor and go into one of the guest rooms(also on the same floor)and shut the window as he was doing that i walked straight passed him and into his room,i though he forsure saw me,but oviously he didnt the light was closed so i slid myself under his bed and layed rlly still(the time was 1:30 am)he comes into the room not turning on the light and stand next to his bed,he started unbuttoning his shirt,i took my shot and very slowly my hands creep out from under the bed and i grabbed his foot-gosh did he shreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!good laugh i got out of that,i lost my hearing to-(chas vashalom)


    I don’t know if I’m allowed to post her cuz I’m just a little past childhood (but I have to pretend to act big cuz I’m hitting that wonderful stage of life). I can’t be serious if I tried! When I go to the Dr. and they call me back and then leave me there, I always want to get on the floor and play with the trucks, or, even better, take all the paper that they have to put on the bed, and unroll it all over the room – I bet they would come faster the next time….I’m not done yet….


    I think I must get my funny bone from my father.

    Once he was waiting for a bus, and it was raining. He happened to have found a dry newspaper to sit on and a man standing next to him thought he was “Smart” and said to my father “Hey, …you reading that?” pointing to the newspaper under my fathers rear end.

    So my father says “as a matter of fact I am. ” And he simply stood up turned the page and sat back down on it. LOL

    yossi z.

    oh the shtick i have pulled and am so tempted to pull! the memories bring brightness to an otherwise gloomy day (if such a day happens that is)


    Always runs…

    I really needed those laughs. Still laughing. Let me know if you try the one after your next baby. Can just imagine the nurse passing out.


    Someone started this thread as a troll, I think, to try to get me to spill out my escapades (former & present). SORRY. If I even started, you’d all figure me out. Suffice it to say I once <<Forget it>>


    OK. It’s like this. Sometimes I get a real impulse to act mature!!! I’ve learned to overcome such urges. One may never know where it’ll lead you…

    🍫Syag Lchochma

    I can relate to so much of this thread! I am always wondering how fast my kids would disown me if only they knew . . .

    My dad o”h was a master. When my sister was young she spent a month in the hospital. My dad brought home some of those glass IV bottles (this was hundreds of years ago, mind you). He drilled a hole in the top, added gravel, a plant and two goldfish! He hung it up on my sisters IV pole without telling the nurses. What a riot that was!


    always runs with scissors fast

    Thanks for the laugh! Ur funny…

    Ken Zayn

    Scissors I’ve heard of that story of the guy sitting on the newspaper. Ah, so it was your father that it happened to. Wow so that means two things, number one that I know many other stories about your father as I have a book of stories that happened to the same guy, and number two that we therefore know who you are now…! Lol. So who else has stories to share? Come on, you can tell me in strictest confidence!


    just sounds like you have a wonderful sense of humor. lol i’m laughing from your original post. you are awesome.


    I want one time to ride the city bus and have my cell phone ring but pull out a banana and answer it and have a very serious conversation on my banana phone. See the reactions. ha ha

    I know someone who actually did the phone thing on the bus. Just instead of using a banana he talked into his shoe! (as in get smart).


    How about this one? You walk up to a complete stranger in the street, hand them a quarter, pat them on the back and wish them “Take care of yourself” and walk away. For no reason. LOL

    Or how about if you are in a public restroom using the toilet in the stall, and when you flush you say out loud in a cute voice “Bye Bye poo poo”. LOL Sorry that one makes me laugh.


    always run,

    you are hysterical!

    if you’ve never seen the email below, you’ll probably enjoy (and maybe even try some of them out 🙂 )

    Funny Things To Do On An Elevator

    1) CRACK open your briefcase or handbag, peer Inside and ask “Got enough air in there?”

    2) STAND silent and motionless in the corner facing the wall without getting off.

    3) WHEN arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act as if you’re embarrassed when they open themselves.

    4) GREET everyone with a warm handshake and ask him or her to call you Admiral.

    5) MEOW occasionally.

    6) STARE At another passenger for a while. Then announce in horror: “You’re one of THEM” – and back away slowly

    7) SAY -DING at each floor.

    8) SAY “I wonder what all these do?” And push all the red buttons.

    9) MAKE explosion noises when anyone presses a button.

    10) STARE, grinning at another passenger for a while, then announce: “I have new socks on.”

    11) WHEN the elevator is silent, look around and ask: “Is that your beeper?”

    12) TRY to make personal calls on the emergency phone.

    13) DRAW a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers: “This is my personal space.”

    14) WHEN there’s only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder, then pretend it wasn’t you.

    15) PUSH the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.

    16) ASK if you can push the button for other people but push the wrong ones.

    17) HOLD the doors open and say you’re waiting for your friend. After a while, let the doors close and say “Hi Greg, How’s your day been?”

    18) DROP a pen and wail until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream: “That’s mine!”

    19) BRING a camera and take pictures of everyone in the lift.

    20) PRETEND you’re a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the Passengers.

    21) SWAT at flies that don’t exist.


    LOL Those are hysterical ???.


    o gosh, i cant stop laughing! i guess i’m doing one of my childish impulses of bursting into laughter in a quiet room!


    I have not been following this but now having read a few of the entries I must say some of them are very funny, some not funny to me. Anything at the expense of someone else is not funny.

    it also is not funny just that you fooled someone into thinking that something outlandish is so.

    I also wonder that OP called this type of behavior childish.

    most children do not do this sort of thing or think of doing.

    Some do as do some adults.


    Yes. I still pretend to make friends with spiders, beetles, etc. that happen to come into the house just before I evict them.


    How about the next time you hear the Kars for Kids commercial you call in and say, “Hi, I’m a kid can I have a car!” (actually my youngest sons idea)


    Charlie, I’m definitely NOT getting in an elevator with you!!!

    Scissors, I was on the floor about the newspaper!!

    Thanks for some great laughs!!!!


    Nechoma..I didn’t make that stuff up, I just cut and pasted it. but don’t worry I don’t cut or paste anyone in elevators…I’m not the one who runs around with scissors and all my glue spilled on route 9.


    I’m VERY relieved Charlie. Who knows what kind of mischief you would get into if you made things up on your own????


    mischief??? me???? never!!!


    ha ha ha ha

    This thread is a panic!!!! Thanks for all those good ideas!!! 🙂


    after hearing my daughter and her friends saying “i’ll be your best friend if you give me…” I’ve had impulses to go to my boss and say the same thing for a raise!!


    Recently, my sons’ school had “meet the teacher” night, so in my second grader’s class, I ended up sitting in the back of the class. For some reason, I had the urge to launch spitballs, when she started writing on the board. I never did / thought of doing this sort of thing when I was in school. Makes me wonder….



    mayan dvash, thats funny. I was thinking when I go to the dentist I’d put those fake white plastic dracula teeth in my mouth and when he tells me “OPEN PLS” he’d have a laugh.

    Another funny thing I thought up doing, but somehow I don’t think I will, is buy from a hardware store lots of wire, those kind that come in colors, like electrical stuff, and then hang them falling out of my purse and jacket and pockets and then ride the metro every once in a while dropping screws or nails and asking people to “oops excuse me” as I pick them up. BUt that one would probablly land me a few bullets in by the police.

    Ken Zayn

    How about stuff like these…

    Hire a baby-sitter and tell her that both of your kids (you only have one) are asleep in bed. When you get back, ask where your other kid is. Demand a discount.

    Only do on a good friend – Offer a good amount of money for breaking 3 eggs on his/her head. If the person accepts, use just 2 eggs and say you have no more, and then you won’t have to pay! (Make sure you don’t hurt that person and that the person won’t see it as a stupid and mean joke).


    i didnt read the other posts so this couldve been said already. but i dont care:

    in middle of a boring lecture/shiur/shmooze look at the guy sitting next to you and tell him htta youll both cough your brains out on three. and then dont cough. and its funny.


    tell your friend (male) to walk over to a wall head bowed feet shoulder width apart and hands on his belt. its funny, o is it funny.

    take a quarter and glue it to the floor in a shopping mall. go up a flight and watch people try to pull it off the floor.

    this ive done- go to your friends dira in geula, four or five flights up, and drop 10 agurot coins on people. Ha!

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