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Has anyone ever played a practical joke on someone and the results didn't quite turn out like you planned? Well, many years ago this happened to me. When I was married in the 80's, I decided to play a seemingly harmless prank on my husband. It was on a Saturday and there was a movie playing in town that my husband wanted to see but it wasn't one I was really interested in so I decided to go to the laundromat instead. All of a sudden, an uncontrollable urge came over me to play a little joke. After my husband had gone into the movie theatre, I got the idea to move his car in the parking lot. There is a restaurant adjacent to the theatre in the same parking lot so I moved his car down on the other end. It was in the evening. Later on it suddenly occurred to me that he might not even try to look for it if he didn't have any doubt in his mind where he had parked the car. This was weighing very heavily on my mind and I thought that he might even call the police to report that his car had been stolen. I thought he would look the parking lot over very thoroughly before calling the police. I drove back there and was parked in the vicinity of where I had parked his car. I didn't see any blue lights but all of a sudden, I saw a police cruiser with two officers in the front and my poor husband sitting in the back seat of the police car with a bewildered look on his face and they were just about to leave to give him a ride home when my husband spotted his car. I caused him a great deal of embarrassment of course. My husband said that he knew what I'd been up to the minute he got into his car. The seat had been pushed forward as my ex-husband is a tall man and I'm only 5' 4" and he was very understandably angry and upset with me. I never tried anything like that again. Well, you can imagine my horror when I saw the police car. I was in the doghouse for a while after that and I can't say that I blame him. Even Lucille Ball couldn't come up with something like this. We were divorced years later but this incident didn't have anything to do with it. In fact, he was able to laugh about it later.