Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It was worth a try.

During our trip I'll get to that eventually Jake reminded me of a funny story I'd like to share with you. It's a Looking Back segment with a Halloween theme. Works on two levels! High fives all around.
You know those Phantoms or Boo's that are sent around at Halloween? ....So we're all on the same page: You get a picture of a ghost, instructions, and a plate of treats from an anonymous sender. Then, you are supposed to hang the picture in an obvious place so you don't get another one. Then, you secretly give a new picture, instructions, and a treat to a different person.

So, when Jake was going to Utah State and living in a house with other upstanding goofballs (Shout out to Raymond Court! Woot!), they decided it would be a great idea to work this Halloween treat system to its utmost.
The boys got the copies of the phantoms and instructions, bought the cheapest wafer cookie junk they could, and dropped off several phantoms/boos throughout the area to homes where girls they hung out with lived. The idea was to get as many really good treats delivered to their door as possible (of course the girls would automatically think of the Raymond Court boys in their treat giving!). The boys planned to never hang up the phantom picture and continue to reap the sweet benefits through the Halloween season as unsuspecting girls dropped treats off on their doorstep.
Only they didn't get any treats back from it.
Not one.
Serves them right.
I still have to admire the idea.
Plus, it cracks me up.