When I was in high school, my friends and I used to “roll” people’s houses. I think the term “roll a house” might be a southern thing, though; you may know it as “TPing.”
I don’t know what the attraction of The Roll was, really. It was expensive (not to mention wasteful), risky (we could have been arrested), and SUPER annoying to the owners of the house (read: our friends’ parents).
And yet, the call of the TP was like a siren song to our 16-year-old ears.
We would go to Wal-mart and buy the econo-package of store-brand toilet paper. The cashier would look us up and down before giving us a crooked smile, as if to say, Yeah, I know what you’re up to. And I think it’s funny.
Then we’d drive to a friend’s house wearing all black and sling as much toilet paper into their trees as we possibly could. If a car went by, we would hit the ground like escaped prisoners avoiding gunfire from the guards.
And when it was all over we’d run to the car, hearts pumping, and make the quickest getaway you’d ever seen.
Did you ever do this? And more importantly, were you ever caught?