How To Prank Your Ma 101
If you know me at all, you know one of my joys in life is terrorizing my mother. Even at 35, it never gets old. And she loves every minute of it.
Part of the joy is that she speaks with a really thick Tennessee accent, so almost everything she says sounds hilarious. Sometimes I still need a translator for her ridiculous southern drawl.
I can’t remember how we got on the subject, I probably brought it up randomly, but we started talking about politics. I started laughing and told my ma how Deez Nuts received more votes in Texas than both of the 3rd party candidates in the recent presidential election.
Then my mom asked in her thick twang, “But who is Dee?” I still can’t stop laughing about that one. Then I attempted to explain that Dee is not a person and it’s not Dee’s nuts (possessive) and that it’s Deez with a “z.”
It originated from a Snoop Dogg album. When I explained the story to the boyfriend (through my hysterical laughter), he immediately told me the song and album that Deez Nuts is from. Leave it to an L.A. hoodrat to come through with that crucial information.
The even better part is that I took my ma’s iPhone and reprogrammed my number so that when I call, my name shows up as Deez Nuts. I called her several hours later completely forgetting I changed the contact info and when she answered she just kept laughing hysterically and I couldn’t figure out why she was laughing so hard when I was trying to tell her that I was going to run some errands.
Then she reminded me that Deez Nuts is calling her. Ah. Skipper would appreciate this moment. It’s the closest thing we have to prank calling in this age of cell phones and caller ID.