“You have to tease your family. You tease the ones that you’re closest to.” Parvesh Cheena
“Listen, you only tease the ones you love.” John Boehner
True success can be getting even after years of torment! The fall afternoon was dark and dreary. The house, when I arrived home from high school, was silent and eerily still. I had expected my younger brother to be home from school prior to my arrival. I was anxious as our parents were out of town on business for a week. I was concerned my rebellious brother would ignore my supposed authority and not come home after school. Then what would I do and how would I handle the situation?
Since we were teenagers, there had been a fair amount of tension between my brother and my parents. I was even concerned that my brother was feeling suicidal, so I was especially nervous to be alone with him.
Ok, I’ll calm myself. Besides, my boyfriend was due to call any minute! I had homework to do and dinner to prepare for my brother and me. But there lying on the hall floor was a brown paper bag. “I’ll just pick it up and put it away,” I thought. Then, as I opened the closet door, suddenly, out fell a body onto the floor! My scream resounded throughout the house. I stood shaking, my heart pounding. There on the floor doubled up with laughter was my rascally brother. “Gotcha!” he laughed. For years in our early childhood I had been a terrible tease.
As a small child I had loved to chase my brother with snakes or jump out of a closet at him as I screamed, “BOO!” Repeatedly over the years, I would scare him as he ran to mother screaming. Now, he had succeeded beyond his wildest imagination… in getting even!