Ringing the Doorbell and Running Away — Is It the Poor Kids’ Version of Prank Phone Calls?

Sometimes our doorbell rings and when we answer it, no one is there.  Sometimes it happens two or thre times in a row, so we think it’s local kids, who must manage to hide quickly.  Luckily it doesn’t happen too often.

My Middle Eastern family says. “It’s kids.”  It happened again yesterday.  My conclusion is that it’s a group of poor kids who live a couple blocks away.

It occurred to me that this is the poor kids’ version of making prank phone calls, for those who don’t yet have telephones at home, and certainly can’t afford cell phones.

–Lynne Diligent

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3 Responses to “Ringing the Doorbell and Running Away — Is It the Poor Kids’ Version of Prank Phone Calls?”

  1. Floyd Russak MD Says:

    I used to do this when I was a kid. I’m not sure now why I thought it was funny.

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  2. Lynne Diligent Says:

    I imagine it makes little kids feel empowered when they can get grownups to come answer the door! I used to make prank phone calls as a kid.

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  3. Janey Says:

    When I was a child in the 1950’s we called it “knock out ginger” and I have no idea why.

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