If you haven’t rung someone’s doorbell and then run away like your ass was on fire, then your childhood was NOT awesome at all! This doorbell prank was done for one of two reasons: either you really hated the person living there, or you secretly liked them! But apparently, this childhood prank is not limited to naughty kids anymore. If news reports are to be believed, two warring countries have adopted this prank as a means to extract revenge from each other: India and Pakistan!
According to news reports, some fresh new tension has surfaced between India and Pakistan (shocker!). And a lot of it has to do with the doorbells of each country’s diplomat being rung at 3 am!
According to a report by Bloomberg Business, an incident occurred which led the Indian secret agencies to believe that Pakistan’s secret agents were responsible for ringing the doorbell of the Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh at 3 am, and then running away!
So of course, when it came to take badla, it had to be Operation Tit For Tat!
— Iain Marlow (@iainmarlow) March 15, 2018
OMG you guys! Really? We’re going to do this?
Twitter had a major LOL session over this, and their reactions might just make your laughter ring across the room, definitely louder than a doorbell!
Move over Knock-Knock jokes, there are Doorbell Jokes in town!
1. What’s next? Hitting cricket balls through glass windows?
This story gets more enjoyable with each reading, from the use of the passive voice — the door bell "was also rung" — to the question of what other diplomatic measures India & Pakistan have been be using. Whoopee cushions?
— james crabtree (@jamescrabtree) March 15, 2018
2. TBH, I like this level!
Modern warfare? Taking diplomatic tension to a whole new level!
— Ambika Vishwanath (@theidlethinker) March 15, 2018
3. Please make this a ceasefire doc, please?
Mutually assured door bell ringing.
— CrazyHorse227 (@1939repeated) March 15, 2018
4. Kaafi petty!
This is so petty, I think I love it
— Aditya Krishnadevan (@caughtinflux) March 15, 2018
5. Regressive, yet progressive!
To be honest this feels like progress https://t.co/eOLxLs8aNC
— David Fickling (@davidfickling) March 16, 2018
6. Ohhhhh yaaaaa!
Isn't this what kids do to girls/boys they like?
— Brent Waller (@BrentOnInternet) March 15, 2018
7. We’re here for it!
Secret agents ringing a diplomats house bell and running away. Yup. 🤦♂️😂 https://t.co/MgTRbYqcvk
— Abhishek Nair (@Abhi1Nair) March 16, 2018
8. Glad we’re solving this like mature adults.
Took time but good that the relationship finally matured
— Rxm (@rohitxm) March 15, 2018
9. People are even applying for the job! Any vacancies?
I have a 7yr old that would love this job. https://t.co/Yw6PKva7zW
— Sarim Khan (@Sarimk) March 16, 2018
10. I see what you did there!
For no-bell prize purposes I guess😂 https://t.co/p65EhV0rRK
— Aastha Kanwar (@parinddaa) March 16, 2018
India and Pakistan have 'literally' turned into 8 yr olds 🙄🙄 https://t.co/bwFlov5UrK
— MasalaNoodles (@MasalaNoodles) March 16, 2018
12. And we’ll all be okay with it. No?
This is the only form of punishment that will exist in an anarchist society. https://t.co/ksfsucaqBe
— Ray (@SomeStingray) March 15, 2018
13. Wow, that’s a dark, dark future in sight here….
Hey its better than nuking each other https://t.co/y5ASlsdi84
— Abu Typo (@WahidAtTalib) March 16, 2018
15. OMG Yaaaaass!
Well, I don’t know if these incidents will increase the tension or allay it. All I know is, children do have an amazing sense of humour and forgiveness and maybe it’s time we tried their ways to resolve conflict?
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